Get creative this Valentine’s Day with these cute yo-yo flowers. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for kids to make – they’re simple to make, and will keep the kids occupied for hours! A lovely surprise for that special someone.
What you need:
- cotton fabric
Number of players:
Cut a circle template that is 15cm wide out of the cardboard.
Use the cardboard template as a guide to cut a circle out of the fabric.
Lay the cut-out fabric on the table with the wrong side facing up.
Thread the needle and tie a knot in the end. The thread should be at least 30cm long.
Roll the edge of the fabric circle with your fingers to create a 3mm fold and start a running stitch through the roll.
Allow some room between your stitches, perhaps 2- 3mm apart.
Once finished, gently pull the needle and thread to start gathering the fabric on the thread – as you pull the thread, the outer edge of the fabric circle is pulled into the centre.
Close the circle by pulling the thread as tightly as possible and tie a knot to secure it..
Flatten the fabric circle.
Clip off the remaining thread and admire your fabulous yo-yo flower!