This is a beautiful, hand-made card with a sweet bouquet of paper flowers that pop-up when opened. Its a perfect Mother's Day card that probably should not be attempted by 3 year old boys but 6 year old girls could do it with a little help...even though it looks complicated, its actually pretty simple to make.
I have found a couple different directions and versions and I have combined the best to make this as easy as possible for you, ahem--your 6 year old...to make!
It all started with Martha (but doesn't it always.)
Start with her directions here.
First off, I really like origami paper for this, but I like origami paper for just about all paper folding/cutting projects--you can use any lighter weight paper for the flowers...but not card stock--too heavy. I found the paper folding instructions to be a bit tricky...do it right and you end up with an intact flower shape cut-out..do it wrong: you end up with a bunch of bits...Follow Martha's direction for steps, but follow my photos to ensure you are folding it the RIGHT way...
|Notice open flaps at TOP of folding.|
Once you've finished your 7 cut-out flowers, you can continue to follow to MS's instructions, but honestly, I found them to be about as clear as mud...I found a MUCH better set of very clear diagrams...
Scroll down to the illustrated diagrams showing where to place which flower where...very step-by-step
with numbers and very easy...I used glue dots. I LOVE glue dots...and don't for get to add the leaves.
It is really pretty and special and will make a very lovely Mother's Day card for me on Sunday!!