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How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Hobby Lobby. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

I have been wanting to make a fun paper flower display for my studio for a long time. I wanted to create something colorful that would cheer me up while in crafting. So when Hobby Lobby invited me to participate in this campaign, I got extremely excited. I knew it was the perfect excuse to bring the outdoors in with beautiful Spring colors and textures.

So I took a trip to my local Hobby Lobby to get all the material. I honestly could spend hours in their paper craft section, the cardstock displays look like rainbows! But I needed to focus, and after a couple of minutes wandering, I finally decided to take home a couple 12 x 12 sturdy cardstock in varying textures and colors.

I got home and I started brainstorming about the project. At first I wanted to make one giant flower of each color, but then I thought mixing all the colors and textures in one flower would create a more interesting effect, and I was so right!

Check out the easy steps so you can create your own indoor floral display to decorate your home or to make a  pretty photo backdrop for an upcoming spring party.

MATERIAL (to make one flower):

  • Cardstock. I used 12 x 12 inch cardstock in seven different colors. Six different colors for the petals and one white cardstock for the center of the flower.
  • Printer paper sheets. I used three sheets to sketch the petals
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and sticks
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

STEPS:

Step 1: Draw three different sizes of petals on white printer paper sheets to make molds.  

Step 2: Mark the center of the 12 x 12 inch cardstock and draw the petals using the mold. 

Step 3 and 4: Mark an X that cross the flowers in the middle and mark it pressing gently with the exacto knife. That is going to help fold the petals to create an interesting 3D texture.

Step 5: Cut the flowers leaving the petals connected by the center.

Step 6: In total you should have six flowers. Two flowers of each size of petal.

Step 7: Glue the flowers together. I started with the biggest petals to the smallest ones and I arranged them so you can appreciate all the six colors.

Tape your giant colorful flowers on the wall and start enjoying them!

TIPS:

To make the center of the petal use the white cardstock or a white printer paper sheet and draw skinny long petals of about ¼” x 1” and connect them with a skinny line just like the pictures below. Then roll them and glue them together. You can also use giant pom poms as the center of the flowers!

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

Next week I’m hosting an Easter party for my kid’s friends and mommies. I’m going to take these paper flowers for the patio to make a picture backdrop. That’s the awesome part about these giant flowers, I can move them around the house as much as I want and enjoy them for different occasions!

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

How to Make Giant Colorful Paper Flowers | Live Colorful

I know you are going to have lots of fun at your local Hobby Lobby this spring! Here is a  40% off coupon so you can get all the material you need to craft all season.

Hobby Lobby Coupon

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.

Bilingual books for kids: Win a Sol Book box Giveaway!

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Cute bilingual books for kids

Have you ever struggled to find books for your bilingual kids that are in Spanish and Spanish/English? I have! That’s probably why I’m extremely happy for being able to partner with Sol Book Box and host a giveaway so you get to try their service too.

Sol Book Box is a subscription service for parents raising bilingual (English/Spanish) kids. The service is designed to help kids celebrate the fact that they’re bilingual and often bicultural, helping them feel proud of their heritage with books and activities that have a special cultural meaning.

This is exciting because in our house we are obsessed with books, especially picture books for kids. We get a new book every week or so, no kidding, and we love having them around the house so my toddler can pick them up and enjoy them anytime he wants.

In our home we talk to my toddler just in Spanish, we want him to be fluent in both languages and we are confident that he will learn English in school and by interacting with other people everyday, but we want to give him as much exposure to spanish as we can so he has a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar. But finding books written in Spanish and Spanish/English is not that easy, and sometimes they are not culturally relevant, so something like Sol Book Box is ideal, it makes it so easy to get books and activities to play with Jax directo en casa.

Cute bilingual books for kids

 

Como funciona Sol Book Box?

  • STEP 1: Choose a size. First, choose your box depending on the age of the child. The options are Spanish Board Book Box, best for children ages 0-2, Spanish Picture Book Box, best for kids 3 and older.
  • STEP 2: Choose a frequency. Then select the length of your subscription.
  • STEP 3: Get a package! Finally, proceed to checkout to complete your subscription!

Reading to kids is extremely important. My husband and I just took a parenting class a few weeks ago where we learned about the benefits of reading daily to your kid such as:

  • Reading creates a special bond with your child.
  • If reading is pleasurable experience to them, they will have a positive attitude towards reading as they grow up.
  • Preschool children who are exposed to language by hearing words that are read to them and in conversation tend to do well in school.
  • Reading cultivates a love of learning.
  • Reading encourages your child’s imagination
  • Reading builds a strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar in Spanish.

GIVEAWAY RULES

Today we are playing with a box that we received for Jax. Check it out to see what’s inside in the video above and don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win one of these boxes. You can win the “Colores” box for babies OR the “El ritmo que bailo” box for bigger kids.

To enter the giveaway you need to follow us on Instagram. here  are the rules.

Enter the giveaway HERE

  1. Follow @livecolorfulco on Instagram
  2. Follow @solbookbox on Instagram (must be following both to win)
  3. Tag as many friends as you want in SEPARATE comments in this post (no giveaway accounts por favor). Each tag is an entry!

Good luck!

IT’S #GIVEAWAY TIME! Today I’m partnering with @solbookbox to give one of their lovely subscription boxes to one of YOU. I just shared a new YouTube video (link in bio 👆) so you can see what we got inside our #SolBookBox. Jaxon approved it! He had tons of fun playing with the toys and reading the books. ➡️ Enter the giveaway for a chance to win the “Colores” box for babies (0-2 years old) OR the “El ritmo que bailo” box for older kids. ——————————————➡️ GIVEAWAY RULES 1. Follow @livecolorfulco 2. Follow @solbookbox (must be following both to win) 3. Tag as many friends as you want in SEPARATE comments (no giveaway accounts por favor). Each tag is an entry! BUENA SUERTE! ——————————————-For US residents only Giveaway runs through Thursday March 30th at 9:00 am PST ———————————— @solbookbox is a subscription service for parents raising #bilingualkids (English/Spanish). The service is designed to help kids celebrate the fact that they’re bilingual and often bicultural, helping them feel proud of their heritage with books and activities that have a special cultural meaning 🙂

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Free Printable Watercolor Bookmarks for You and Kids

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Free watercolor printable for you and your kid | Imprimible gratis de separador de libros  para ti y tu niño | Live Colorful

Lately, Jaxon has been sitting next to me while I’m reading. He takes a book, starts babbling cute sounds and even drinks his milk as if it was coffee like mommy. So I decided to make “reading together” a part of our morning routine.

With a two years old toddler this adorable routine lasts just a few minutes. Then he finishes “reading”, and he’s ready to start jumping on the sofa or climbing all over me. So I discovered that we both end up closing the books without saving the pages. Of course, is easier to come back and find the pages in Jaxon’s tiny books. But for me, it’s much more work.

To make this routine more successful, and be able to find the pages later, I had the idea of making two bookmarks. One is for mommy and one for Jax since I knew he would love having his own.

If you are a fan of bookmarks too, you can download these colorful free printable bookmarks for you and your kid, or a friend just by clicking on the image below.

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FREE PRINTABLE HERE: Free Printable Watercolor Bookmarks

MATERIAL:

Free watercolor printable for you and your kid | Imprimible gratis de separador de libros  para ti y tu niño | Live Colorful

Jaxon had a fever and a cold for almost five days last week, so we were extremely happy to be able to leave the house last Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the sunny weather. We even took some books and the bookmarks with us. It was a lot of fun.

Which design do you like more?

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Free watercolor printable for you and your kid | Imprimible gratis de separador de libros  para ti y tu niño | Live Colorful

Please note that the printable is for personal use only and redistribution or reselling for commercial use is strictly prohibited. You can use one image on your blog or social media channels if you want to share and spread the love, but please link back to the post. Thank you so much for your support!