Students in Spokane schools and Sunday school classes are thrilled to make cat’s bearing roses pas a gift to their mother’s this Valentine’s Day. This project is very basic to make, easy on the pocket book and has brought many a tear to the eyes of mothers.
The supplies you will need to make this project are 1 and 1/2 green chenille stems pr rose, red craft foam, scissors, white craft glue and a plush cat. You can get all of these items at the Dollar Tree.
Place the ½ chenille stem aside for a later step. Take the 1” chenille stem and fold it in half. Starting at the choice end, twirl the chenille stem around itself all the way up. When you reach the end, snip it to make it even if needed.
Cut out 1” rose petal shapes from the red foam, you will need 8 of these per rose.
Cut out ¾” rose petal shapes from the red foam, you will need 4 of these.
Lay a 1” rose petal on the table, top side down. Glue the open end of the twisted chenille stem to the red rose petal.
Glue a second rose petal behind the first tear drop (point side down); most of the rose petal in back will be visible. Repeat on the other side. Repeat again on each side, gluing them in a curved style.
Glue one of the smaller petals on top of the green chenille stem. Glue the other three smaller petals partly covering the first one, point side down.
Once these are all dry, bow and arch the foam petals to join both rounded sides together to fashion the rose. Glue in place and hold until dry. Utilize the ½ chenille stem to crook the leaves into shape and curl around the stem.
Situate the roses between the cat’s paws when they are completely dry. This cat is so cute and precious you will want to show it off all year long.!