I'm not a fan of flowers, especially real ones. To me, they wilt, die, take up space and are a waste of money. That said, when it comes to girly stuff like dresses and hair accessories, I do think that floral designs can look very beautiful and help to bring out our delicate feminine side.
We were looking through our stash of craft supplies at home and found some things that would make simple and pretty accessories for the girls - DIY Rainbow flower crowns.
1) Crepe paper
2) Pipe cleaners
4) Pencil and ruler
Firstly, join two or more pipe cleaners to form a ring that fits the head perfectly.
Next, fold the crepe paper such that it forms six layers and draw a 4.5" x 4.5" square on the top. Pressing the layers together, cut them neatly to form six squares. I used 3" x 3" squares for Ariel's crown and personally, I prefer the smaller flowers because they look more dainty.
Tip: The layers might start to separate halfway through the cutting so to make it easier for the child, you can ask him/her to rest the crepe paper on the table and use it as a support while cutting. Be extra careful when turning at the corners.
Tip: It does not matter if the crepe paper gets a little torn or move out of place. Flowers are not supposed to be too neat or perfect looking too!
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