I love floral centerpieces, but I am highly allergic to flowers. For this reason I encourage my kids to create centerpieces with fake flowers. They have so much fun creating them. I still let them pick outdoor flowers, but they must keep them in a vase on the porch.
You will need the following items to make your centerpiece:
- A Styrofoam cup
- Floral foam
- Pipe cleaners
- Construction paper
Follow these steps to make your centerpiece:
Cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside of a Styrofoam cup. A parent should do this part if the child is young. Slide the foam inside of the cup.
Cut out various flower shapes from colored construction paper. Kids can make the flowers look real, like a daisy or a tulip, or they can use fun shapes, like a heart or a star.
Cut out smaller pieces to glue on the flower to give it more character. This is optional, but kids may want their flower to have a center circle, or additional colored petals.
Tape a pipe cleaner to the back of each flower head. Glue might not be strong enough to hold it up, but you can try if you don’t want to use tape.
Press the bottom end of each pipe cleaner into the floral foam. If you want the flowers to be different heights, you can cut some of the bottom of the pipe cleaner off before you stick it in the floral foam.
Use markers to decorate the Styrofoam cup. That is your flower pot.
Place the fake flower centerpiece in the middle of your dining room table.