Sugar Aunts: Recycled Magazine Roses

Recycled Magazine Roses

We made these fun roses this week.
Colorful magazine page torn in half
Tear the magazine page in half lengthwise.  Tearing paper is a great hand strengthening exercise.  Holding the paper with both hands encourages bilateral coordination and whole arm movements, and a tripod grasp to pinch the paper while tearing.
Glue along one edge of the paper.
Roll up into a rose-ish shape.
Pinch and twist the base of the flower into a point and push it into the straw.  Pushing the flower into the straw encourages a tripod grasp and use of the non-dominant hand to hold the straw in a coordinated manner.

We taped around the straw to keep the flower in place, and put into a glass of water. Fun and pretty!
Little Guy had to (obviously) blow the straw flower...

...and bang the flowers like a drum :)

Big Sister said we needed to put water in the glass. And sand.
Of course.
 Follow on Bloglovin


  1. Super-cute. I want to start doing more crafting with my kids. I enjoy it, and they do as well. This may be a project we take on this weekend. Thanks for linking up! Alice

  2. Well done! The roses are very cute!


Talk to us! What do you think?

Use Toys to Help Kids Develop and Learn!