Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flower Straws in FamilyFun!

I just had to share this good news with you! One of our ideas from this blog is featured in the May issue of Disney's FamilyFun Magazine! You may not remember our Spring Flower Party posts (they were way back in 2009) but there were a few posts showing how to make spring flower cupcakes and how to make paper flower party straws. The drinking straws DIY included templates for daffodils, tulips, and other spring flowers and directions for putting them together with tissue paper.

FamilyFun has made it even easier: they make the flowers with baking cups. Use different sizes and colors, fold, punch holes, and cut petal shapes. Then slide onto straws and tape in place. Very simple, and I love how the crinkle of the paper cups makes the petals and leaves look real!

Here's their version (on page 19...forgive me for blowing up my name, I got a little thrill out of seeing it here!). If you've never seen FamilyFun, I really recommend it. They have so many terrific crafts that you can do with your kids, and this issue is so fabulously Spring-y. I am loving the origami feature, too.

If you are looking for more spring projects, here are some of our past posts, including the Spring Flower Party posts:

Spring Flower Theme Party Part I
Spring Flower Theme Party Part II
Ladybug Cookies
Cherry Blossoms

What do you think? Do you have crafty projects to celebrate spring? Do you enjoy craft magazines? Which ones do you like best? Please share your thoughts!

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