Large Paper Flower Backdrop
Have you witnessed one of these large paper flower backdrops for parties and other large events? They are truly awe inspiring and leave you feeling mesmerized! Try making your own large flowers, if I can do it than anyone can. I used the Cricut for these and although it was a lot of work, it was easy work and the results make it all worth it.
So once in a while I use my Cricut for projects, it was always especially helpful when I worked with special needs kids and preparing for their art projects. This year I am teaching High School and our art show is nature inspired so it gave me the chance to use the Giant Flowers cutouts. I cut 33 flowers, the rose, poppy, peony, daisy and blue bell. I am really happy with how these turned out!
I first prepared the images by making them the size I wanted in the Cricut app. I wanted them large but not too big that each petal would take up too much space on one sheet of paper. I used about 4-5 sheets of 12”x12” colored paper for the flower petals. I also prepared 3 cutting mats with the cardstock paper so that once one cut was finished cutting the next mat was ready to go into the machine. For directions on putting the flowers together just check out the link here.
Once I made all of my flowers I hot glued them to black 20”x30” foam core boards but you can glue them to whatever you’d like. I wanted to be sure I could transport these easily to use for other events or as decoration in my classroom!
The smaller flowers were made with some of the Flower Shoppe cutouts and I used them to fill in the empty spots. I also cut out a bunch of leaves to give it that complete organic look!
Unicorn, Rainbow & Cloud Papercraft
This magical papercraft will give you all the feels, a unicorn, rainbow and a cloud are all included in this download, add your own special details to make it even more majestic! I worked with the fantastic hellowonderful.co on this printable papercraft and she did a fantastic job at adding her own details! Just head on over there to check it out! If you want to make this awesomely enchanted craft then get the download right here at The Art Dream below!
Be sure to also check out my original printables in the shop as well!
I wanted to create an accordion type of craft, one that’s movable and fun to play with, I just love interactive projects, it breathes a sense of life into the craft. Movement is such an integral part of our lives too, let’s make sure that the crafts and projects we do with the kids expreriment with motor functions that give kids a basic understanding of how things work!
To get a list of materials and see some directions on how to put this together visit hellowonderful.co, but first download the printable below!
Please right click the file and save it to your computer before printing. If you are having trouble with the printed size of the image, make sure that you select "fit to page" or "print actual size" in your printer options window. Do not print from the open window of your internet browser after clicking on the file, your printout will be very tiny!
Check out my short video for a peek at my super cool flying unicorn! Isn’t it a beauty? Be sure to tell me all about how you made your unicorn special.
I added some iridescent cellophane paper t0 the back of my rainbow that I cut up with hand shredding scissors to give my craft some extra sparkle, I think this makes for an even more magical experience. Be sure to get creative and try out different materials and techniques when making your own projects!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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