A Poinsettia For You To Make
You will Need:
Red and Yellow markers or crayons
Red and Yellow construction paper
You might want to print out the instructions as text
Step One - Print out the poinsettia patterns.
Step Two - Cut out the big circle pattern and the leaves pattern. You can either tape the patterns to red and green construction paper and cut them out or cut them out and color the flower red and the leaves green.
Step Three - Cut along the black lines on the flower pattern from the outside edge to the outside edge of the inner circle.
Step Four - Fold under the edges of each petal (see diagram A) and glue the tips together, but do not glue to the petal; you want sort of a 3D effect.
Step Five - Center your flower on the leaves and glue in place.
Step Six - Cut out the center circles from yellow construction paper or cut out the circles and color them yellow. Glue the circles to the center of the flower, use as many or as few as you wish.
Step Seven - Enjoy your flower!!
If you want you can put a stem on your flower, you can use two green pipecleaners twisted together with a circle twisted at one end (see diagram B). Glue the circle to the bottom of the flower - you may want to use a tacky glue for this step.
You may want, instead, to put a piece of magnetic tape on the bottom of the flower for a refrigerater decoration.
Or you may come up with some other way to display your poinsettias. I'd love to hear about your ideas!