What can you do with the kids, while they are waiting for Christmas
Dinner? How about have them make Poinsettias decorations? This
pattern is almost like a folded snowflake, or try a different paper
poinsettia where you make each petal and glue them together.
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Start with any square piece of red paper. If you are using a
standard sheet of paper, take a bottom corner and diagonal fold it
across to the opposite side of the page. Cut off the 2.5 inch strip at
the top of the page to create an 8.5 x 8.5 sheet of paper. Fold
it in half. Fold it in half again creating a smaller square.
One corner will be all folds, the other three corners will
have some open edges. Finding the fold corner is key to
making a poinsettias. Turn the paper so that the fold corner is at the bottom.
Fold the corner on the right side over to the left side.
You should now have a long, triangular paper, with the fold
corner still at the bottom.
The dotted lines show where to cut to create your
poinsettias. Throw away the two, small, triangular sections that
are cut off.
Once you've got the right shape, cut two partial circles to
create the petals.
If you have a hole punch, you can create the hole shown in the
The children can use glitter glue to decorate their poinsettias.
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