Valentine Lolli-Flowers

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The girls and I are looking forward to making these pretty crepe paper flowers with a lollipop center for all of their classmates this Valentine’s Day. Here’s how to make these tasty little blooms for everyone you’re sweet on.

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Cut a 6″x4″ rectangle of French Crepe Paper from a sheet. Accordion fold the sheet into 5 “petals.” Round the top of the stack of 5 layers and cut the bottom to a point with a pair of sharp paper scissors.

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Open the sheet and add a drop of non-toxic glue to the point of each petal.

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Wrap the points around the stem just below the candy, gathering slightly as you go,

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Snip the space between the petals deeper as needed.

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Roll the base of the flower between your fingers to set the glue and to smooth the paper.

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Wrap the flower base and stem with floral tape, stretching the tape as you go to activate the adhesive.

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Snip the tape below the stick.

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Cut two petals from green crepe paper and repeat the taping process to add them to the stem.

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Use your fingers to gently stretch the width of each petal and leaf to curve and sculpt them.

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Hand one off to someone sweet. lolliflowers

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