Tuesday 2 April 2013

Recycled Flowers

Our class is in the process of making a scarecrow for our new playground and I was experimenting with some recycled materials that we could use to decorate his clothing with. I think that they are all funky flowers in their own way.

Making Flowers from recycled materials.

Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and cut out petal shapes as above.

Using white glue, stick material or tissue paper to the backs of the petals. For this flower I used two bottles to create more petals.

Everyone has old plastic files lying around and this is a very quick way to make a flower that can withstand the rain.

I cut the cover of the file into strips, folded them in half and punched a hole through the end. I then tied them together with some string and finished it of with a bottle top in the centre.

As I was trying to come up with ideas that could be used outside, I thought that I would laminate some material to see how it would turn out.

Cut out two rough squares of material. Fold and cut as below to make flower shapes (this was the best thing I ever learnt!) Prior to this I was trying to cut petals evenly.

Feed the flower shapes through the laminating machine and cut out. I used a doily and a bottle top secured with some string to finish it off.

Pretty, don't you think?

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  1. Love these ideas! I can use them for bulletin boards. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

  2. these are great ideas for festive Spring flowers. I think older children would have fun trying some of these ideas too. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. I pinned this to our Artsy Play Wednesday board.
    : 0 ) Theresa (Capri + 3)

  3. Very pretty! Great repurposing/reusing!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you there again today!

  4. I love this post! It is such a good Idea. I never would have though of it by myself. I would love it if you would link it up to my Money Saving Monday Link Up.

  5. I love this, and it never would have occurred to me to make the flowers this way. I'm off to pin it once I comment here. Thanks for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday!