Add some Spring to your home by making these gorgeous pipe cleaner Daffodil flowers.
For each daffodil you need 3 yellow, 1 green and 1 orange pipe cleaner. I find 15 cm pipe cleaners work best but you can use 30cm if you want a slightly bigger flower (the photo at the end of the post has one large flower in it). If you use 30 cm secure the head with a larger twist of the green pipe cleaner to give it extra support as the finished flower head is heavier.
Bend all the yellow pipe cleaners in half to find the middle. Open them almost fully again and twist them together in the middle to make a six point star.
Roll the end of each pipe cleaner into a snail shape until you have five petals. Cut the uncurled 6th bit of pipe cleaner.
Thread the green Pipe cleaner through the center of the flower and secure at the back. Finally curl the orange pipe cleaner to make the center cup of the daffodil, glue in place and leave to dry. Tacky white glue (PVA) works fine for these but you could use a hot glue gun as well.
Not only are they lovely decorations for the home but they would make a wonderful gift for Mothers Day , teachers and friends. You can buy bundles of Daffodil coloured pipe cleaners here.
As featured on Fun~Crafts~Kids