As a kid, I loved having Nestle Quality Street chocolates. Each one of us had a favorite kind and tried to get maximum pieces of that particular one. I have memories of saving the cellophane and foil wrappers of the chocolates and then doing a craft activity using those, along with my mum and my sister.
It’s no surprise that, I was still as excited as I used to be, as a child, to receive the largest box of Nestle Quality Street chocolates over Christmas 2016. I even told A, my elder son, all about how these were a very special part of my childhood memories. I do allow him a small chocolate occasionally, and to my surprise he instantly had a favorite kind too. I had strict instructions to save all the “green triangle” ones for him, and the rest could be enjoyed by mommy!
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We have been working very hard these past few months – mommy to eat those chocolates, and darling son to save the wrappers, so he can craft using them. With Mother’s day around the corner, I thought making flowers for myself (that my sons will gift to me, of course) is a great idea. I’m sure it will work well with my husband too, as he doesn’t have to remember to get me flowers, this time!
These flowers are super simple, and children require basic pasting skills to make these.
Nestle Quality Street chocolate cellophane wrappers in different colors.
Green pipe cleaners
Leaf stickers (optional)
- Fold each of the cellophane chocolate wrappers in half, joining opposite ends, to make a triangle.
- Take a pipe cleaner and stick around half an inch in the middle of the longest edge of the triangle, as shown above.
- Apply glue to the wrapper edge on the right of the pipe cleaner and fold it up diagonally, as shown in the image above.
- Repeat the same step with the wrapper on the left side of the pipe cleaner, as shown above. Your final flower will look like shown below.
- Make more flowers in different colors.
You can create a bunch of these flowers and then tie a ribbon around them to complete the bouquet.
My son went ahead and made a vase for them too, which was a surprise for me. One afternoon when I wasn’t home, he asked his grandmother to cut a small plastic mineral water bottle for him. Then he painted the bottom half of the bottle in colorful stripes, using poster paints. His DIY vase was ready! I do not have pictures of him doing it,to add here, unfortunately.
These flowers are perfect gifts for grandparents and teachers, too!
Please leave me a comment if you like this craft and would like to see more simple crafts to be done with your young kids.