After a Google search on how to make pipe-cleaner flowers, Meg was rewarded with an excellent instruction video from YouTube and I was rewarded both with the knowledge communicated in the video and a big time chuckle.
I thought I'd share the fun...(please don't miss the co-star of the video... and... watch all the way 'til the end.)
Looks like the Ring Lady has a Molly too! What a hoot!
We decided that the possibilities afforded us with our new knowledge far exceeded the pipe-cleaners we had in our possession, so after a quick load-all-four-kids-in-the-van-at-seven-thirty-on-a-Friday-night trip to the craft store, we came home with a few bags full of pipe-cleaners for a dollar per bag.
Meg was a quick study and produced the flower for the hat card...
...and a ring for her finger.
(Meg is in what I like to call her "Orange Phase")
After the children were all tucked in, I may have been drawn in by all the pretty colors of pipe-cleaners strewn about my desk...
See the pretty butterfly?
Gobs of fun for a dollar I'm tellin' ya!