Free Pattern :: Paper Daffodils

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.  --  Robert Leighton My mailbox is overflowing with catalogs tempting me with beautiful blossoms.  As daylight hours diminish, my thoughts turn to spring.  Daffodils, tulips and hyacinth - this is the time to plant bulbs.  As I can't possibly grow every flower from every catalog in my possession, I decided to make a few daffodils of my own.  Here is a trumpet daffodil, a daffodil with multiple petals, and a classic white narcissus with orange center. I can almost smell their heavenly scent!     Making these flowers is simple with Sticky Sticks! You will need: 3  Sticky Sticks 1 Smoothfoam 2" x 4" x 12" block 2 sheets of cardstock in white, orange and pale yellow scissors or daisy (five petal) die in 3 sizes ( I used an AccuCut Craft flower die.) pinking shears glue dots green acrylic paint sponge brush Let's create!  1.     Paint the Smoothfoam block with 3 layers of green paint  with the sponge brush.  Allow each layer to dry before proceeding to the next. 2.     Cut 2 large flowers using scissors or die cutter in orange, white and yellow.  Cut 2 medium flowers in yellow.  Cut a small flower in white and 2 in orange.

The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.  --  Robert Leighton

My mailbox is overflowing with catalogs tempting me with beautiful blossoms.  As daylight hours diminish, my thoughts turn to
spring.  Daffodils, tulips and hyacinth - this is the time to plant bulbs.  As I can't possibly grow every flower from every catalog
in my possession, I decided to make a few daffodils of my own.  Here is a trumpet daffodil, a daffodil with multiple petals, and
a classic white narcissus with orange center. I can almost smell their heavenly scent!

 

 

Making these flowers is simple with Sticky Sticks!

You will need:

3  Sticky Sticks
1 Smoothfoam 2" x 4" x 12" block
2 sheets of cardstock in white, orange and pale yellow
scissors or daisy (five petal) die in 3 sizes ( I used an AccuCut Craft flower die.)
pinking shears
glue dots
green acrylic paint
sponge brush

Let's create! 

1.     Paint the Smoothfoam block with 3 layers of green paint  with the sponge brush.  Allow each layer to dry before
proceeding to the next.

2.     Cut 2 large flowers using scissors or die cutter in orange, white and yellow.  Cut 2 medium flowers in yellow.
 Cut a small flower in white and 2 in orange.

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3.     Center the blunt end of your Sticky Stick within a petal and gently crease the paper. Do this on all 5 petals for
both white flower shapes.  I used my finger to make the crease as a bone folder would've made ittoo sharp. (See top left image.)

4.     Clip tips off of the small orange flower shape with pinking shears.  Fold the petals forward to cfreate "trumpet" effect.

5.     Center a glue dot in the middle of the first white flower shape, add the second to it.  Add the orange "trumpet."  Now peel
off the paper of your Sticky Stick and center the flower on it.  Press firmly.  Your first flower is finished!  Make a second with
the 2 large yellows and the small white.  For the third flower, you will proceed in the same manner with the 2 large oranges and
2 medium yellows, layering them upon each other before adding the orange "trumpet" and Sticky Stick.

6.     Push the stick of the orange daffodil into the center of the block.  Push the yellow one into the block to the left of the orange and the
white one to the right.

VARIATIONS:   This project lends itself to the classroom.  Each child could make their own flower (without scoring the paper) and add it to the classroom "garden."  Markers are perfect for coloring the Sticky Sticks to add a dash of green if desired.