Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cupcake Flowers

Inspired by Valerie of one of my all time favorite sites, we made our own Build a Flower Activity Set.

The son was disappointed when I told him the baking cups I had out were to make flowers.
BBD: I thought you were going to make cupcakes.
M: How about muffins?
BBD:Of course!...and juice.

I didn't have cute baking cups so we fancified ours with good ole crayons. And trimmed them with the fancy scissors-which I also used to cut out the leaves.

Putting the flowers together is strangely calming, especially adding lots of beads. They are fun to build, and rebuild.

CB has a song for it "build it again, take it apart, build it again, take it apart, add a new leaf, put on a bead-see?, build it again-change it, build it again-change it, build it again-change it".

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Megan said...

sounds like you guys had a great time!


Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party. It will be open through tomorrow.
More The Merrier Monday.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Those are so cute! What a great idea.

Shore Girl said...

What a great idea! It looks like a lot more fun to fancy them up yourself - rather than use already decorated ones!

Tammy said...

that is so cute! i'm going to borrow some of these ideas for my kids. Thanks for sharing this at my party.

Angelyn said...

I was just finishing my Lesson plans for Spring, and needed one more art project. I knew I wanted to do something with flowers, but they're too young to plant one and watch them grow, and I couldn't think of anything creative/fun. This is perfect for my little kids, they'll love coloring the cupcake holders and building there very own flowers!
I'm now a follower and looking forward to many more fun ideas =]

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Cute! I love the story of your son being disappointed about you not making muffins! My daughter would think the same thing!