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Recycled Wrapping Paper Flowers

Hey Families!


If you're anything like me you might only just be packing away all of your holiday decorations... The new year might be off to a slow start for some of us but have no fear, recycling is here!! To entertain your kiddos and to help you have one less thing in your storage closet :)





All of the tubes of half used wrapping paper that have no purpose except for collecting dust in your house can now have a second life with these beautiful pinwheel flowers.


All you'll need is:

  • Wrapping paper

  • A white sheet of paper

  • Scissors

  • A circle to trace (or a very steady hand & eye)

  • A glue stick (or tape if glue is too tasty for your little ones!)

  • A marker or crayon






If you don't have any wrapping paper to use you can try construction paper, news paper, magazines, or even just white paper that has homemade drawings or patterns!











The first step is to cut some circles out for your pinwheel petals.

Depending on the age of your kids, you can either prep the wrapping paper circles ahead of craft time or have your crafters help you cut them out! I used a jar cap for tracing my circles so they came out perfectly round.








PRO TIP: Make sure you're drawing the circle on the blank side of the paper so you're not ruining your pattern!












After cutting out your circles, fold them in half and form them into the pinwheel flower with corners facing inwards towards what will be the center of the flower. It will look a little neater if you have them all facing the same direction, but really isn't necessary!



After you glue or tape all of your petals down just add a little stem and voila! Your wrapping paper is now a beautiful pinwheel flower!


I hope this recycling trash inspires a little creativity in your home! Feel free to email us any pictures of your work at playroom@mafamilystudio.com


We miss all of you so much and can't wait to sing and play in person soon :)


Cheers to happier days that are on the way,

Miss Sophie

Babies@MAFS


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