Lollipop flowers are a cute Valentine's Day craft, so H and I set about making some on Friday. Unfortunately, the steps can be tricky for little hands so we modified the project to make it toddler friendly. Here's what we did, so your little one can make a bunch:
- Coloured paper (we used pink and green)
- Cupcake liners (we used pink and green)
- Hole punch
Cut a half heart shape along the folded side of the paper. Repeat.
Unfold hearts. Stack and hole punch at the bottom of the heart.
Carefully thread a cupcake liner onto the end of the lollipop stick and secure underside with tape.
Fold green paper in half and cut a leaf with stem along the fold.
Take a thin piece of green paper, secure to top of lollipop and wind down the length. Secure at base with tape.
Place stem of lollipop into middle of unfolded leaf. Glue underside of leaves and fold together around lollipop stick.
Write the recipients name on leaf.
These steps proved to be a bit tricky for Hunter who's not yet two, so we modified the steps slightly:
Toddler friendly flowers
Additional materials - coloured pencils or chalk.
Toddler step two:
Carefully thread a pink then a green cupcake liner onto the end of the lollipop stick and secure underside with tape.
Toddler step three:
Ask a grown-up to help you follow step six, seven, eight and nine from above instructions (or skip steps altogether).
Toddler step four:
Write a love letter to your sweetheart to accompany your sweet treat.