Blooming Poinsettia

Blooming Poinsettia craft

This perfect poinsettia arrangement stays in brilliant bloom. What a lovely centerpiece to grace a winter holiday table!

  • 1.

    Prepare the pots. Collect and clean 11 recycled plastic containers to be flower pots. Crumple aluminum foil into 10 balls, and place one ball in 10 cups.

  • 2.

    Mix green Crayola® Model Magic® with a small amount of red Model Magic to get a dark green color for the bottom leaves. Press out a pancake of this green to cover the aluminum foil.

  • 3.

    Sculpt poinsettia blooms. Shape several pointed leaves from the same dark green color. Use craft sticks to cut them out if you wish. Press leaves down on the aluminum foil so they fan out over the pots.

  • 4.

    Make several more leaves from bright green Model Magic. Layer them on top of the darker green leaves.

  • 5.

    Make several large red leaves and layer them over the bright green leaves. Create some smaller red leaves, and place them on top of the first layer of red leaves.

  • 6.

    Finish your poinsettia with several small yellow balls of Model Magic. Press them into the center of your leaf arrangement.

  • 7.

    Repeat steps 3 through 6 nine times.

  • 8.

    Assemble the centerpiece. Place a flattened ball of white Model Magic on the bottom of all 10 flower pots. Turn the one remaining empty cup upside down in the middle of a plastic dinner plate. Make a pancake of Model Magic to cover the ridges. Place a pot

  • 9.

    Arrange the eight remaining poinsettias around the higher center arrangement so they cover the plate. Use Crayola School Glue to attach flower pots to the plate.

  • 10.

    Add finishing touches. Glue iridescent acetate raffia around the flower pots for a sparkling, snowy effect.

  • 11.

    Finish your arrangement by drawing veins on the top layer of leaves with a white or yellow Crayola Gel Marker. Accent your arrangement with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry your arrangement.