But, no. We have grid-lock birthday season, and then a couple more here and there. We've just survived yet another jam-packed birthday season, 1 Mama, 2 sons, 3 daughters and 1 daughter-in-law. In 5 1/2 weeks. And this year we threw in Luke's High School Graduation Celebration. Whew! I'm tired just reading that!
paper (any size, any color, the more you have the more you can make. I used 8.5x11 colored printer paper)
scissors (or some type of cutting tool)
pencil (used as a wrapping tool)
and something to use for the 'stems' or stick-holders (we used chop sticks but straws, dowels, pencils would work)
Cut several strips, 1/4" wide or so, from each color of paper. Then wrap each strip, individually, tightly around a smooth pencil. (see picture left)
Release the paper strip and you a beautiful ribbon-like curl. (see picture right)
Tape one end of each curl to your chopstick or straw (see picture below).
Place in a vase or glass, and VOILA! Instant, festive, centerpiece. Kiddos made this for Dad's birthday a couple months ago. It was recycled for recent birthdays and re-vamped with more blue and orange for Luke's graduation party.
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