Want to brighten your day? Make some flower crafts for kids. Soon your house will look cheery. You don’t have to wait for springtime to make these projects. People usually associate flowers with spring because that is when we plant them. There are flowers for every season. In spring we have tulips and daffodils. Summer brings daisies and roses. Mums bloom when the weather gets cold in the fall. In winter we have poinsettias.
There are so many types of flowers and so many different ways to craft them.
So gather some supplies and the kids and let’s get ready to have some fun.
Let's party! Did you ever wonder why the flower girl throws flower petals at a wedding? The answer is very interesting. Apparently, the petals thrown is supposed to symbolize the bride turning into a wife!
Cut squares from your favorite colored streamer. Make eight squares.
Fold each square in half. Round one of the ends
Cut on the fold. You will have sixteen pieces.
Count out five pieces and hold together.
Twist the side that is not rounded together. Fan the pieces out so that you have a flower.
Twist the flower on one end of the pipe cleaner.
Now grab five more pieces and twist together to make another flower. Repeat one more time.
Hold one flower on top and the other one under the pipe cleaner.
Wrap the pipe cleaner around the two flowers.
Make another stem with three flowers.
Twist the stems together.
Place the pipe cleaner in the spool.
Thread the end of the pipe cleaner through one hole in the button and then in another hole and back into the spool.
Tulips remind us of sunshine and warmth.
Cut a 3-inch square from colored construction paper (such as yellow, red, orange, or purple).
Cut a 1/2 by 5-inch strip from green construction paper.
Cut a 1/2 by 5-inch strip from a 3 by 5-inch index card. You can make up to six stems from one index card.
Fold the construction paper square in half. Cut off the bottom corners to round the bottom of the paper.
On the fold measure 1 1/2 inches from the top. From this point cut to the top corners.
On the fold cut two small snips. The cuts need to be just large enough for the stem to weave through.
Unfold the tulip.
Hold the green strip over the index card strip and weave the two pieces through the slits on the tulip.
Make several tulips and place them in a small cup for a vase.
People would give flowers to their loved ones to send messages. The kind and color would represent the kind of message they were sending. According to the Victorian Language of Flowers giving a Calla Lily represents magnificent beauty.
Use a 2 1/2-inch lid to draw a circle on white or colored paper. Cut the circle out.
Cover one end of your pipe cleaner with a piece of the yellow streamer. Glue the ends so that it stays on.
Place the pipe cleaner with the yellow end in the center of your circle. Lap the sides over at an angle. The bottom needs to next to the pipe cleaner and the top will flare out like a calla lily flower.
Crease the sides some and glue the overlapping pieces together.
Fold approximately 4 inches on a green piece of paper. From one corner to the fold cut an angled line about 2 inches wide and about 10 inches long for the leaves.
Cut three slits in the folded part of the paper. One needs to be near the point of the fold, one a few inches below this, and one near the bottom.
Unfold your paper and you should see two pointed leaves on a green stem. You can make enough for two flowers from one piece of paper. The second leaf will be slightly shorter and narrower.
Thread the bottom of the pipe cleaner through the three cuts on the leaf.
How does your garden grow? Be sure to sing the song when you are making these flower crafts for kids.
Fold a 2-inch piece of paper in half. On the fold draw a small “c” shape for the top of the bell.
Draw a rounded triangle shape.
Before you get to the fold draw another small “c” shape for the clapper.
Cut on your lines. Open the paper and you should have a bell shape. Make two.
Color the bells gray or silver if you have a silver marker.
Cut a green strip from construction paper.
Glue the bells to the top of the green strip.
Cockle shells are a type of edible mollusk that lives on sandy beaches.
Fold a 3-inch piece of white paper in half.
Near the bottom and from the fold draw a small rectangle.
From the rectangle draw a large “C” shape.
On the top draw some scallops (similar to an “m” shape).
Cut on your lines but not on the fold. Open the paper and you should have a shell shape.
Use an orange marker to make lines from the rectangle to the scallops so that it looks like a clamshell.
Cut a green strip from paper.
Glue the shell to the strip.
Cut a 3-inch circle from colorful construction paper. You will want at least two or three made from different colored paper.
Fold the circle in half.
Fold one of the ends to the center.
Fold the other end over the first. This is similar to making snowflakes.
Make a “V” cut in the center. Don't cut on the folds. Snip off the two corners to round the ends.
Unfold and you should have a flower shape.
With markers draw a face on the flower.
Cut green rectangles approximately 2 by 5 inches for each flower.
Fold the rectangle in half.
From the top corners cut an angle 1 1/2 inches to the fold for the arms.
Cut a “v” shape at the bottom for the legs. Unfold.
Glue the head to the body piece.
On a brown piece of paper glue a silver bell flower, one cockle flower, and at least two of the “maids”.
Write “Mary How Does Your Garden Grow?” on the top of the paper.
This flower is tied up in knots.
On the bottom of the cottage cheese container push four push pins in a square.
Wrap the craft string around the first two pins about two times.
Go under the center and wrap the string around the other two pins.
Continue winding around the two pins and under the center then around the other two pins until the string is used up.
Tie the string in a knot around the center.
Take the string off the pins.
Cut the loops.
Trim so that everything is even.
Put a drop of glue on one end of a craft stick. Place the flower on the glue.
Add some glue to the center of the flower. Place a button on the glue. Let the glue dry.
Make several string flower crafts for kids in different colors. You could even glue the flower head to barrettes so you can wear the flower in your hair.
A stress reliever craft!
Dip the end of a cotton swab in pink or blue liquid paint, don't get the end too wet. Dab the end of the cotton swab on the white paper in a rounded rectangle.
You can use the swab several times before dipping in the paint. Let the flower stock dry. Painted flower crafts for kids are fun to do!
Make a green stem by folding 4 inches from one side of a piece of paper. Draw a long narrow leaf shape from the corner to the fold. Cut on the fold
Glue the leaves on the flower. The bottom will overlap some.
Trim the bottom of the leaf.
Give your pretty flower crafts for kids to friends and family. They make great Mother's Day gifts!