Looking for free kids crafts? Learn how to make rose petals for foam flowers in this free video clip about easy foam crafts for kids.
Now I'll show you how to make a rose out of Fun Foam. You're going to need a piece of red Fun Foam, or whatever color rose you want to make. You want to have a cutout, a bottom leaf section for the bottom of the flower, and a couple of leaves with a little bit longer stem end. You'll need a skewer and the floral tape. The rose flower has a more rounded petal, and we're going to cut four sort of round, stubby petals. So I'm going to cut two at a time. I cut two little squares like that, or fairly larger squares, and just make sort of a shape, almost an oval, not really a circle, a shape like this. Then cut up about 3/4 of an inch. Make two more of those. So we'll cut a strip like that, two squares and we'll put them together. Just cut pretty much the same size, maybe a little bit smaller for the second batch. But you can trim your petals as you're going. Cut an inch to 3/4 of an inch there. Then the last shape we'll be cutting is a very long skinny shape with two little points on the end, sort of like a big smile. We'll start by putting our bottom leaf circle there. Then take a petal and fold, take the two ends from where we split and fold that to give the petal some shape, and we're going to pierce through the center of the two flaps and put that on. The next petal will go opposite the first petal. Again, fold the flaps over and pierce through the center like this, and just arrange it opposite the first petal. Then we'll put on the next two petals in the same way. When you go to the next two petals, you might want to fold in even tighter, and that makes the petal close up even tighter so that the outside petals are a little wider, a little more open and this next petal is going to be tighter and more rounded in. Do the same with your fourth petal. Pull that, flap those over fairly tightly. The more you overlap them, the more rounded this petal will be. If you feel like you have too much here, you can even cut out a small triangle of material, and that way you can really pull that in nice and tight. Again, pierce through the center of both of those petals.