How to make a model Daffodil.

Model Easter daffodil-spring crafts.

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In this quick and easy craft project, you'll be learning How to make a model Daffodil. Just like the realistic looking Spring Easter Daffodil's shown in the picture. This is a great little project that requires the minimum amount of materials. Its very easy and would be ideal for the Easter holidays, Mothers day and spring celebrations. But, best of all, it takes very little time.

You will be using scissors or a craft knife so it may require adult supervision.

Parent supervision required !!.

For this simple project you will need:

A craft knife or Scissors
A cardboard egg box
1 sheet of A4 paper or stiff card.
HB Pencil
Crayons ( or coloured pencils or pastels or paints)
A paint brush (if using paint)
PVA adhesive or sticky tape
Glue spreader or glue stick

How to make a model Daffodil.

The first thing you'll need to do to make a model Daffodil is to draw your daffodil flower and leaves on the A4 sheet of paper as can be seen below. When doing so make sure that you leave enough free paper at the edge to form your stem as shown.

How to make a model Daffodil, Daffodil_template.

With that done, the next thing to do is to colour your model Easter daffodil in. Use either paint, crayons, pastels or whatever else you want to use as shown.

Note: If you are doing this as a school project and want to produce several daffodils then it might be wise to draw each component on its relevant coloured sheet of paper.

Daffodil coloured template

You may have noticed that I have coloured part of the stem in yellow also. This is because after I have assembled it I will need to fold it over to put the daffodil trumpet on, during the final stage.

Now that you have coloured in your three basic component shapes you will need to cut them out and colour the reverse sides. You will not need to colour the long rectangle for the stem, on the reverse side. We will be rolling this to form a thin tube shown later in this tutorial.

Note: When using sharp scissors or a craft knife it's best to ask an adult to do this for you.

How to make a model Daffodil: Adding the trumpet.

Now that you have your basic components for your model daffodil you can now place them to one side. Next, select your cardboard egg box and get an adult to cut out the large upright pieces in the middle. You will use these to form the trumpet of your daffodil as shown below in the second picture.

How to make a model Daffodil. Making a Daffodil trumpet.

You should now be left with an egg box that looks the same as the one above.

The next thing to do is to take one of your cut out pieces of the egg box and colour it. Use either paint, crayons, pastels or whatever else you want to use as shown below. I found that poster paint was best for this as the card was quite dark. However, after two coats of paint I was satisfied with the colour.


Assembling the model Daffodil.

Now to begin the assembly of your daffodil.

The first thing to do is to get the piece of card/paper that forms the stem and roll it into a thin tube. Make sure that the coloured surface can be seen. This is quite tricky so you may need an adult to help you.

Note: I found the best way to do this was to roll may stem around a couple of pencils placed end to end. You will also need to apply a thin layer of PVA adhesive or craft glue along one edge of the paper. Make sure you put the glue on the blank side (the side you did not colour, so that when the tube is rolled the coloured surface shows as seen below.)

Then leave it to dry.

Adding the stem.


Once your stem has dried you can bend it over where the yellow meets the green. It will then be ready to insert it into the back of the Daffodil trumpet.

Before proceeding with this you will first need to take your flower template and make a cross-shaped cut in the centre of the flower ready to insert the trumpet as shown below. As I have shown in the picture the cross cut will provide tabs for you to stick your flower to the trumpet using a very small amount of PVA adhesive.

cross cut daffodil Daffodil_tabs

You are now ready to add your stem.
To do this you will first need to make a small hole in the back of your trumpet that is just big enough for your stem to fit into as shown below. To do this you will need to use a pair of scissors. I found that by cutting off the very end of the trumpet it provided me with a hole just big enough to get my stem through. ( Remember to ask an adult for help. ) You can use either glue or sticky tape to hold this in place.


All that's left to do is to stick the two leaves to the stem and then you have your very own Easter Daffodil for a school display or Easter present.

Spring_Daffodil project for Easter celebrations and mothers day presents.