Soda Bottle Flowers
What you need:
An assortment of plastic bottles with a screw top
A razor knife for cutting – this part is done by adults! J
Optional – pipe cleaners for stems
Remove the label if it’s high on the bottle.
Cut the bottle to be as long as the petals of the flowers will be
Cut 6 or 8 slits in the bottle going from the just cut top to almost the screw top, this makes the petals
Trim into petal shapes the wedges that you have produced
Now comes the fun part! Let’s paint those flowers!
When they are dry – remove the cap and if desired punch a hole. A nail or a screwdriver works fine.
Now you can insert the pipe cleaner stem.
Flatten it out on the inside so the cap will catch it on the edges and return to the bottle.
Make several for a color bouquet!
We read the book "Planting A Rainbow" by Lois Ehlert to extend the activity.