Sorry...we're behind. Due to some personal issues, it's been a week and a half since our blog has been updated. But I promise to make it up to you! How? Two blog posts this week and then back on schedule for next week...promise!
So summer is upon us. The kids are out of school, and you're looking for something to keep them busy and occupied. Trust me, I know how it goes. (Our house has 3 kidders ages 7 and below. Yikes!) The question is, what can you do with them?
How about making some super-cool, super-easy rose bookmarks? The inspiration for these comes from our friends over at Disney Family.
These are so easy my 5-year old made them. You start by cutting a pipe cleaner in half:
Pick some pretty paper or cardstock, then cut out 4 identical hearts.
We used the Creative Memories heart maker because it's simple, everything is identical, and most importantly, we had one on hand. :)
Even a 5-year old can manage! :)
Next step: use some kind of adhesive to mount one of the hearts to the pipe cleaner. If you use something like Zots, use the medium or large size...the small is too small...trust me, I know. I ended up using my tape runner from my scrapbook stash. Put the pointy part of the heart up so that it looks like the center part of a rose.
Now attach the second heart right on top of the first one:
Now bend back the tips with your fingers just enough to make it look like the rose petals are opening up:
Now for the outer petals. Fold the remaining two hearts in half:
Now open it back up flat and fold the pointy tip back. Fold it in half again and fold back the fat parts of the heart. This will be a petal opening on the rose:
Now, fasten them to the rose:
Repeat on the other side with the other heart:
Add some ribbons or decorations to spruce it up if you want. We used a tag maker punch to make name tags:
Colors and options are limitless!
Sound like fun? Come join us at our open house next weekend at OARDC's Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance! The whole family can enjoy the 500 varieties of old-fashioned and antique roses (there are 3 plantings of each variety for a total of about 1,500 rose plants), and the kids can make these cool rose bookmarks while the adults are looking around. There will also be historical interpreters on-hand re-enacting activites from the period of the era of the French and Indian War. Admission is free, and hours are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 12. Kids activities will be offered from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, click the link above or contact Kelly King at 330-263-3612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.