What You Need:
- Colorful, lightweight paper —such as colored typing paper
- Green pipe cleaner
What You Do:
- Start by helping your child measure and cut a 4" x 4" square from the paper. Not only is she honing her cutting skills, but fine-tuning her measuring abilities, too!
- Now she can fold the paper diagonally in half, turning her square into a long-edged triangle, with the fold facing toward her.
- To create the petals of her tulip, she can carefully fold the right-edge corner up and to the right of the center point.
- Now encourage her to do the same with the other side of her triangle, also finishing just to the left of the center point.
- Next, invite your child to flip her flower over and fold over the side edges of the flower, creating a finished tulip! She can gently open the flower by pressing her finger into the center of the flower.
- To attach her stem, she can use the scissors to snip the bottom of the tulip and then carefully thread the hole with a green pipe cleaner, bending the end so it stays in place.
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