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Starch Poinsettia

These paper poinsettias are great gifts for kids to give to parents around the holidays. For this craft, you will need:

  • (6) 2"x6" pieces of red tissue paper, construction paper, or fabric
  • (2) 3"x5" pieces of green construction paper
  • yellow yarn or paper for the center
  • liquid starch
  • small, thin tin can
  • scissors

Fold the 2"x6" pieces of red paper in half length-wise and then width-wise, so each piece is in quarters. Round off the corners with scissors to create pedals.

Dip each pedal in liquid starch and pull through your fingers to remove any excess. Drape over the top of the tin can in a criss-cross pattern so each pedal overlaps in the middle and about a half an inch the ends of each pedal hang over the side. It should look somewhat like a flower when you've finished laying all of the pedals. Let the pedals dry completely.

Fold each 3"x5" piece of green paper length-wise and cut into leaves.

Carefully remove your dried flower from the tin can. Use yellow paper or yarn to add a center to it, and glue the leaves to the underside.

Your flower is complete!

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