Yesterday I went with my mom to a nursing home to visit, and one nice lady, named Gloria, taught me how to make a flower out of a plastic bottle. She was doing art projects with the seniors. I kind of liked the flowers even without the paint, but they were nice painted, too. I liked it with gold paint. In the middle of class today I took someone's empty water bottle and used my (safety) scissors to make myself a flower. Everyone kept saying, "Whoa! That's so cool. Is that, like, an octopus?" To which I responded, "I guess. It's supposed to be a flower." Everyone told me to put a candle inside, or some candy for Christmas. I like the candy idea. Maybe some Lindor chocolates... Nom, nom, nom. For your viewing pleasure, I used scrapbooking paper for background. Oh, and when I refer to 'line,' I'm talking about those creases on the bottle. You know, the lines that wrap all the way around the bottle?
1. Starting from the top, move down one line on the bottle and cut it. You now have something that looks like the pic above. I'll call it the top half.
2. Now mark three lines up on the bottom piece. Cut one long line down till you reach your mark and stop. Cut six more lines so you have a kind of fringe. Cut these into tapering triangles, like petals. You will have 6 petals.
3. Now stuff your top half (with the cap that you made in the first step) into the bottom half--the one with all the petals that you made in step two. Now spray paint it, put some candy inside, and stuff the top half back on. If the top half doesn't fit, then cut some notches into the bottom, and cram it together. Now stuff with candy and give out for Christmas.
I suppose in these pictures they do kinda look like some mutant squids or octopi. But they're cool, nonetheless.