Tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. They are a symbol of Easter because the bulb appears to be dead and then comes back to life. This craft can also be combined with a lesson about the parts of a flower.
To make tulip decorations for your home, you will need:
- Styrofoam egg cartons in pastel colors
- Green pipe cleaners or chenille stems
- Green foam trays from produce, or green construction paper or felt
- Black yarn
- Flower pot
- Florist foam
- Easter grass
- All-purpose glue
Push florist foam into a small flower pot. Apply a thin coat of all-purpose glue to the top of the foam. Cover the top of the foam with Easter grass.
Cut leaves from the green foam tray, construction paper or felt. Push a toothpick into the foam, or sandwich it between two layers of paper or felt. Push the other end of the toothpick into the foam in the pot. If toothpicks aren’t available, a pipe cleaner or wire from a paperclip can be used instead.
Cut the egg carton into individual cups. Trim the edges so that it looks like a tulip. Use something sharp, like a pencil or knitting needle, to poke a hole in the bottom of the cup.
Cut black yarn into three pieces that are three inches long. Twist one end of the pipe cleaner around the center of the yarn to make the stamen. Add a dab of all-purpose glue to keep the flower in place. Push the other end of the pipe cleaner through the hole in the egg carton cup, from the inside toward the outside. Push the bottom of the stem into the foam in the pot.