Monday, October 8, 2012
Duct Tape Flowers
One of the presents my daughter had received for her birthday was a bag full of duct tape. Now you may ask why in the world would anybody give somebody a bag of duct tape for a present. Apparently tweens and teens think that stuff is great. In fact, my daughter said it was her favorite present. Duct tape these days, comes in an assortment of colors and patterns - perfect for crafty kids. And my daughter is crafty!
"Mama," she said. "I made something for you."
"What is it?" I asked.
"Come and see!"
She led me into the family room and handed me a bouquet of flowers. They weren't ordinary flowers. They were duct tape flowers, with green stems and leaves, and pretty multi-colored petals.
"Wow! They're beautiful!" I said. "How did you make them?"
She demonstrated how she carefully folded pieces of duct tape into triangles and formed the petals.
"That's really good! Did you read a book to figure out how to do it?"
"No," she said. "I just figured it out." Then she added, "Sniff them."
I did. And do you know what? They smelled just like her perfume.