Spring is still a few weeks away, but after all the snow, ice and freezing temperatures it was time to create a recycled daffodil spring craft. We needed something bright and cheerful to put on our refrigerator. Daffodils remind me of spring. Their bright yellow petals just seem to symbolize the warmth and sunshine associated with spring.
What could we use to make the spring craft ideas yellow petals?
A yellow cupcake liner would make a perfect cup or corona. (The more scientific name for the center area of a daffodil.) Deciding what could be used for the petals was more of a challenge. Yellow cupcake liners or construction paper could easily be used to create the daffodils petals, but they have been used by children for decades for them. It took awhile to come up with a more unique or creative material to use for them. Finally it came to me. We have stacks of telephone books delivered to our house every year. The yellow pages of a telephone book could be recycled to make daffodil petals for our spring craft.The trick to using the yellow pages was to find pages that were yellow. Many of the pages had large ads on them that were a myriad of colors. It took some searching, but we found some.
When we had the petals cut out of the telephone book pages, we cut out two leaves and a stem out of green construction paper Then we were ready to create a recycled daffodil.