This is our cardboard project - a whimsical wreath project which is great for kids.
I was inspired by these flowers made out of recycled paper tubes on Parents (by the way, there are some fabulous crafts for kids on this site too).
(Via Parents, tutorial by Grace Dioguardo available here)
I gathered my stash of paper tubes
I used different lengths and cut the tubes according to the tutorial, you can also use scrapbooking scissors with wavy lines, etc. Miss Lily started the paint job, painting each flower a single colour
After the paint dries, you and your helpers can stuff the center of each flower with tissue paper from your stash
I then cut a cardboard circle from an old "for sale" sign (12" circle, about 3" thick) and covered the circle in garden burlap
Hot glue the paper blooms to the wreath base and enjoy your work
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