Colorful baking cups make a straw bloom, bringing extra sunshine to everyday drinks.
For each flower, you'll need three regular-size baking cups and one mini. Flatten the cups, fold them in half, and punch a hole in the center of each fold, as shown. Trim two of the cups into petal shapes and one into leaves. For the flower's center, cut through the side of the mini cup to the hole, overlap the cut edges to form a shallow cone, and secure them with tape. Slide the petal papers onto the crook of a bendable straw. Secure the leaves below the blossom with tape.
Use this same technique with a mixture of colors, petal shapes and petal sizes to make someone special a colorful drinking-straw bouquet.
-- Emily Caswell, Disney FamilyFun magazine