[music plays] [laughs] Hi! I’m Caralyn, and this is my friend Phoebe… Hi! I love when Caralyn babysits because we always do fun craft projects together.
One of our all-time favorites is a bouquet made out of egg carton flowers.
I like it because the flowers never go bad, and I love to paint.
In just a few easy steps, you can make your own bouquet perfect for springtime, Mother's or Father's Day.
We'll show you how.
[piano roll] [giggles] [piano plays] Ok.
Let’s talk about the supplies you’ll need.
You'll need acrylic paint, brushes, paper plates for palettes, scissors, water, the bottom of an egg carton, paper towels and pipe cleaners.
The first step is the best: paint! That’s right, Phoebe.
To get started, just paint the inside of your egg carton, and then flip it over and do the outside.
Each cup will be one flower and you can paint them however you like.
[music plays] What color are you using? I'm making a lot of purple ones.
Oh, good choice.
Why purple? It's my favorite, plus, then it will match my room.
When kids make simple decisions like picking a paint color, they're actually developing their critical thinking skills.
[music plays] Alright now that we've finished the inside, let's flip it over and paint the outside.
[music plays] One reason I love crafting with kids is that it helps them with their hand-eye coordination which is helpful for so many things like writing and playing sports.
And plus, it's a great way for kids to practice counting in a fun way.
One, two, three, four, five.
Now that we've finished let's let these dry for about 10-15 minutes.
While we wait, let's sing "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary".
That's a flower song.
That's a great idea.
[sings] Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver-bells, and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.
Now that the cartons are dry, ill poke little holes in the bottom with scissors.
Now ill cut out each flower.
And I'll pick out the stems.
[music plays] This part is a bit tough so an adult really needs to do it.
[music plays] Six for me, and, two, three, four, five, six for Caralyn.
Okay, now we'll add the stems.
Just make a little loop around your finger, like this, so that the pipe cleaner stays in place.
And there you go.
The last step is cutting petals into the cups.
You can cut a lot and have little petals like this, or if you cut just a few times you get big petals like this.
Or you can leave them as-is.
I want big petals! You've got it.
Here are your scissors.
[music plays] And there you have it.
Beautiful egg carton bouquets perfect for decorating or gifts.
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Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting.
[piano roll] [giggles] [piano plays].