We were celebrating the Chinese New Year (the year of the rabbit) on In The Zone on The Creative EdVentures Network tonight.
This is the first of two tutorials for some fun crafts. I really loved making the plum blossom piece and I'm very happy with the results.
|The supplies required to complete this project: Chenille wires, brown or mahogany coloured acrylic paint, scissors, styrofoam ball, quick-dry glue, pink tissue paper, paint brush(es)|
|Cut styrofoam ball in half and paint it. Put it aside to dry.|
|Ideally use brown or black pipe cleaners ( I am only using the grey for illustration purposes). I used 3 pipe cleaners. Cut each pipe cleaner into different length pieces - some shorter, some longer...|
|Twist pieces of wire together and bend into form of twigs/branches.|
|Place your 'branch' flat, and put a line of glue along the surface - but leave at least 1 1/2 inches at the bottom of the lower branch and do NOT put glue there -- that is where the branch will insert into the foam.|
|Continue placing the 'blossoms' on the branch, leaving a little space in between each piece. Once you have covered the top, place it aside to dry. When dry, flip over the branch and repeat the process on the other side of the branch.|
|The branches and blossoms have dried and placed however you wish . I added a little glitter to the ball (just because I like glitter :)|
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please let me know. If you decide to try it for yourself, please send a picture!