Our plant for this month’s craft collection is this beautiful frosted paper night blooming caladium that Meagan designed. This is an easy paper plant to make using our template and also a simple one to cut by hand.
Since there’s not hot glue involved and it’s fun to color the leaves with markers, this could be a good project for older kids to help with. Our photo tutorial also has detailed images of the coloring involved if you need more guidance.
Craft to your heart’s desire
Caladiums are known for their big, heart-shaped leaves that come in many different combinations of white, pink, and green. Our photo tutorial breaks down each step of how to color your frosted paper night blooming caladium, but of course you can always get creative with it!
This is the first white caladium we have made on our site and also our first (mostly) white plant. We chose white because we wanted to make a night blooming plant that shines bright, just like the real plant. Since our theme for the month is space, I also couldn’t help putting our frosted paper night blooming caladium into a pot that reminds me of a spaceship!
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tips: After applying Mod Podge, let your paper leaves sit for 5-10 minutes before shaping. You’ll want to finish curling and shaping the leaves before the Mod Podge dries fully. Also, don’t forget to check the photo tutorial if you want detailed, step-by-step pictures of how to color your leaves.
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- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Citrus Pack: Color 4
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper-Covered Green
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Blick Studio Brush Markers — Blender (0), Dark Green (049), Sage (088), Strawberry Red (157), and Carnation Pink (121)
- 3″ Floral Foam Ball
- 4″ Pot
How to Make a Frosted Paper Night Blooming Caladium
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our plant pattern below.
- Cut paper according to template notes, using either scissors or a cutting machine.
- Color edges of front and back leaf with the sage marker. Use the blender to lighten and blend the sage color with the white leaf.
- Color the very edge of the front and black leaf with the dark green marker.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.