My friend & fellow demonstrator, Ann Holtrop, brought in a project that she had designed for her daughter’s Daisy Scout troop. I’ll be the first to admit that I am behind on scoping out the internet for new papercraft projects, so I’m not sure if this was Ann’s idea or something she saw online. But I loved the project and re-created it at home. These little lollipop flowerettes (my name for them!) would make the cutest little 3-D Valentines for your kids to hand out to their classmates. And they are simple enough that your kids can help make them. Here’s a tutorial in case you would like to make some yourself.
3-D Lollipop Flowerettes Tutorial
Start with the following punched cardstock or designer paper pieces:
- 4 hearts from our Full Heart punch
- 1 oval leaf from our Large Oval punch (you can add more leaves if desired)
- 1 circle from our 1-3/8” Circle punch
1) Punch a hole at the base of the hearts, on one end of the leaf, and in the center of the circle. You can use a crop-a-dile or other circle hole punch depending on the thickness of your lollipop sticks. You will need to be able to slide your sticks all the way through the hole up to the base of the lollipop.
2) Adhere two heart pieces together so that the holes align and the curved ends are at a 90 degree angle in the west and east positions.
3) Adhere your third heart piece on top in the north position keeping the holes aligned.
5) Take your circle piece and fold it loosely into quarters, giving it some dimension.
6) Now start layering your pieces, pushing each piece up to the base of the lollipop. Add the circle piece first, then the flowerette. Then tie a bow with ribbon at the very bottom so that your pieces stay in place.weight loss blog for details!