Colored Tape Craft: Faux Flowers

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Faux Flowers
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Colorful electrical and duct tapes make crafting these wilt-proof blooms a cinch.

What you'll need

  • Pipe cleaner
  • Green electrical tape
  • Duct tape
  • Contrasting color of duct tape
  • Waxed or parchment paper (click here for tips on choosing)
  • Green duct tape

How to make it

  1. Colored Tape Craft: Faux Flowers - Step 1

    For each flower, wrap a pipe cleaner with green electrical tape, leaving an inch or so at one end uncovered.

  2. Colored Tape Craft: Faux Flowers - Step 2

    Fold a 9-inch piece of duct tape in half, sticky sides together. Fold the tape in half again and cut a teardrop shape, keeping the edge intact to create a figure eight. Repeat with 2 more strips of tape.

  3. Colored Tape Craft: Faux Flowers - Step 3

    Stack the petals and secure them by wrapping the uncovered end of the pipe cleaner around their centers. Fan out the petals and add a small piece of tape at the back to hold them in place.

  4. Stick a contrasting color of duct tape onto waxed or parchment paper and cut out a 1/2-inch circle. Peel away the backing and stick the circle in the center of the petals.

  5. For a leaf, fold a 6-inch piece of green duct tape in half with a 2 1/2- by 1/2-inch strip of waxed or parchment paper sandwiched between the ends. Cut a leaf shape, then remove the paper from the base of the leaf and wrap it around the pipe cleaner stem.

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