Palm Crosses always fascinated me: I could never work out how they were made. Every year the conundrum escaped me. And I confess I haven’t given them a thought until I was making pipe-cleaner dolls recently and it struck me that you could make a Palm Cross from a pipe-cleaner- Palm fronds being harder to come by in the Home Counties than they were in the Cyprus of my childhood.
And so, dear reader, this is how I made Palm Crosses from pipe-cleaners.
- Take your long pipe-cleaner and fold up the bottom quarter. The fold is, perversely, the top of your cross.
- Fold about an inch down from the fold you have just made, then bend the remaining pipecleaner out at 90 degrees.
- Fold this edge back on itself, across the centre and out to an equal distance on the other side.
- Once again, fold back on itself, and then fold again when you reach the central stem of the cross.
- Now you need to make a figure-of-eight fold diagonally up and over the right hand arm, across the back and down diagonally over the front of the left arm.
- Finally, twist the two loose ends together.
And there you have it: pipe-cleaner Palm Cross. Thanks for reading my post on Really Kid Friendly today. Feel free to pop by Domestic Goddesque and say hello!
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