I love real flowers, I really do, but there is nothing that makes me smile more than than the handmade ones that grace my desk which have over time been made by my boys. They are often so simple to make, but they last forever and these cake case daffodils are so simple to make, but look amazing. Even better this is a mess free craft.
How to make cake case daffodils
- Cake cases (we used easy bake bright muffincases)
- Double sided tape
- Bright multi coloured wooden buttons
- Green paper straws
- Sticky tape
Cupcake cases make brilliant flower petals and we love using them for more than just baking, they are also perfect for making party containers too.
Start by taking the largest cake case in the colour of your choice and cutting the outside of the cases to resemble petals. My boys choose orange and yellow as they are at the age when they want their end result to look similar to the real thing.
I love using double sided tape with kids as it is great for fine motor skills, it can be hard to peel the backing off, but that teaches patience and practice makes perfect. It is often better to add the tape to everything for younger children, so they can just enjoy the sticking!
To make it easier for little fingers, stick the to the bottom of items, trust me it is easier to peel it off the bottom of a cake case then the inside!
Then the fun begins and you can start putting together the daffodil heads. Once they are at the stage above then you stick the paper straws to the rear as stems.
A whole bunch of cake case daffodils would make a fab gift for Mothers Day, but I love having them around the house all year round!
We are big fans of homemade flowers and I love having them around the house. Why not take a look at our Spring board on Pinterest.