This week at Crafting A Future, my !st and 2nd grade girls made these gorgeous recycled soda bottle flowers that sure do look like blown glass, don't they? We'll be using these flowers for a shavuot wall hanging that the girls have been working on, but I think they'd look great as is strung together with fishline or glued to a backing of some kind.
Wondering how we got such vivid colors for our recycled soda bottle flowers? Why tissue paper of course!And the other secret is to work on the inside of the flower, such that when you turn the work over the shiny plastic enhances the colors.
They really are so much fun, and so simple to make that you can whip up a bunch. Keep reading for the how-to.......
- recycled soda bottles with bottoms shaped like flowers
- tissue paper
- white glue
How To:Using sharp scissors, cut off the bottom of the bottle. Working from the inside, decoupage pieces of tissue paper to the bottle using watered down white glue. Make sure that the kids fill the entire surface with color, and that the tissue paper is really adhered to the bottle. Set aside to dry, and then enhance the flower shape by shaping the flower with sharp scissors (I did this part, but older children can certainly do it themselves.)