Time to Make
1.5 hours + drying time for glue
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Choose a selection of bamboo circles to make the flower. Select pieces to neatly fit together with circle in the middle so the edges touch. Smooth any rough or peeling edges with fine sandpaper.
- Before gluing the bamboo together, draw around each piece onto coloured card with a pencil. Cut out the coloured circles, making them very slightly smaller (1-2mm max) than the bamboo so they neatly fit over the holes. Put the card circles aside until Step 4.
- Glue the bamboo circles along the edges then stick them into the flower shape. Push your fingers into the bamboo to press the circles together. Leave to dry. If the glue doesn’t stick immediately, wrap an elastic band around the bamboo pieces to help keep them together.
- Decide which way round the flower looks best then apply a small amount of glue around the edges of the bamboo circles on the side facing the back. Spread the glue with a cocktail stick so it’s not too thick then press the coloured card circles on top to cover the holes.
- Glue mini wooden flowers and leaves inside the bamboo circles or around the edges. Leave to dry.
Cut a card circle (6-7cm diameter) to cover the holes around the centre of the flower, glue the card on back, or leave the holes open if you prefer.
Tape a loop of twine on the back of the flower to hang it up, or leave it as a freestanding decoration.
Try alternating the card colours behind the bamboo, or cut the circles from 2 colours stuck together for a 2-tone effect.