We all know pistachios to be tasty little green nuts but how many can say they have known them to be a fun craft?This is a really awesome, epic, amazing, easy to make, mind-blowing Instructable! A pistachio flower is a great gift for family and friends and pretty cool to look at too. You better get cracking because your going to need about 50-60 pistachio shells!
Step 1: Materials needed
For this project you will need:
- A small piece of cardboard
- 50 to 60 Pistachio shells
- A cup
- A paper bowl
- Small paintbrush
- Light Blue acrylic paint
- A few pieces of paper towel
- Craft glue
- A sharpie
- And a small container of Play-Doh
Step 2: Painting the Pistachio shells
Pour the acrylic paint into the paper bowl and using your paintbrush paint all of the Pistachio shells. Since things are probably going to get messy put the paper towels beneath your painting area. After you have painted the Pistachio shells, lay them down on one of the pieces of paper towel. Don't worry if you splash paint on something as acrylic paint can easily be removed by rubbing or using water.
Step 3: Cardboard cutting
Placing your cup upside down on top of the cardboard, carefully trace around the brim of the cup on the cardboard using the Sharpie. Then using the scissors, cut out the circle that you made on the cardboard. The size of your cup will determine the size of the Pistachio flower.
Step 4: Play-Doh pounding!
Place the Play-Doh on top of the cardboard circle and smooth it out evenly over the piece of cardboard. Pound the Play-Doh with your hands to remove any bumps and or cracks in the clay. The color of your Play-Doh will be in the base and background for the Pistachio flower.