Holly Bloom's Garden
Written by Sarah Ashman and Nancy Parent
Illustrated by Lori Mitchell
Construction Paper Daffodils
What You Need

Yellow and green construction paper
Scissors
Glue stick
a pencil
a ruler

1. Draw and cut out a simple flower with five round petals
from yellow construction paper.  This will be the base of the
daffodil.  


2. Cut a yellow rectangle, about 1 1/2 inches tall by 3 1/2
inches long. This will be the center of the daffodil.  


3. Wrap the rectangle around two of your fingers (or around
an adult's thumb) and glue it to itself to form a cylinder.  



4. Make lots of little cuts in the top of the cylinder, to form
skinny tabs.  Make fewer cuts in the bottom for wider tabs.

5. Curl the skinny tabs outwards a little.  Fold the wider tabs
out too.   

6. Glue the wide tabs onto the center of the 5-petal bottom
piece.

7. This daffodil looks especially great if a simple green leaf or
two is glued to the underside of the flower, sticking out a bit.

These flowers (with or without leaves) can be glued to a
picture frame, placemat or  notebook to decorate them.
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