Flower Crafts for Kids
for a Blooming Good Time

by Karen & Grace Morris

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. 


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Streamer Flower Craft

streamer flower craft

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!

You will need;

  • Streamer
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Wooden spool
  • A button that will fit on the bottom of the spool
cut your streamer

Cut squares from your favorite colored streamer. Make eight squares.

round one end

Fold each square in half. Round one of the ends

cut on fold make a flower

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 on a pipe cleaner

Twist the flower on one end of the pipe cleaner. 

add two more flowers

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 flowers

Wrap the pipe cleaner around the two flowers.

make another stem with three flowers

Make another stem with three flowers.

Twist the stems together.

place on spool and button

Place the pipe cleaner in the spool.

push the end back into 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.

Paper Flower Crafts for Kids

Paper Tulips

paper tulips

Tulips remind us of sunshine and warmth.

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • 3 by 5-inch index card
  • Scissors
  • Optional 3-ounce cup
cut your paper

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.

round the bottom of the paper

Fold the construction paper square in half. Cut off the bottom corners to round the bottom of the paper.

cut the top

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.

add the stem

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.

Calla Lily

Calla Lily craft

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.

Supplies;

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Lid
  • Green paper
  • Yellow streamer 
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Glue stick
cut circles from colored paper

Use a 2 1/2-inch lid to draw a circle on white or colored paper. Cut the circle out.

cover an end of a pipe cleaner with sme streamer

Cover one end of your pipe cleaner with a piece of the yellow streamer. Glue the ends so that it stays on.

add the flower

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. 

overlap the ends and glue

Crease the sides some and glue the overlapping pieces together.

draw a leaf shape

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. 

your leaf shape

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. 

add the flower to the leaf

Thread the bottom of the pipe cleaner through the three cuts on the leaf.

Mary Quite Contrary Flowers

Mary Quite Contrary craft

How does your garden grow? Be sure to sing the song when you are making these flower crafts for kids.

Supplies;

  • Construction papers
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers

Making the Silver Bells

draw a bell shape

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.

make two

Cut on your lines. Open the paper and you should have a bell shape. Make two.

color and add to stem

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 

Cockle shells are a type of edible mollusk that lives on sandy beaches.

draw a shell shape

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).

draw some lines

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.

add a stem

Cut a green strip from paper.

Glue the shell to the strip.

Pretty Maids in a Row

cut a circle

Cut a 3-inch circle from colorful construction paper. You will want at least two or three made from different colored paper. 

fold in half

Fold the circle in half.

fold one end to the center

Fold one of the ends to the center.

fold over the other end

Fold the other end over the first. This is similar to making snowflakes. 

cut the center

Make a “V” cut in the center. Don't cut on the folds. Snip off the two corners to round the ends.

add a face

Unfold and you should have a flower shape.

With markers draw a face on the flower.

make the leaf

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 flower to the leaf

Glue the head to the body piece.

glue the flower to brown paper

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.

String Flower Craft

string flower craft

This flower is tied up in knots. 

You will need;

  • Cottage cheese container or thick cardboard
  • Craft string also called embroidery floss
  • 4 push pins
  • Scissors
  • Button
  • Large craft stick
  • Tacky glue
add push pin to carton

On the bottom of the cottage cheese container push four push pins in a square. 

add some string

Wrap the craft string around the first two pins about two times. 

go around the other pegs

Go under the center and wrap the string around the other two pins. 

continue

Continue winding around the two pins and under the center then around the other two pins until the string is used up.

tie a piece of string through the center

Tie the string in a knot around the center.

remove from the pins

Take the string off the pins.

Cut the loops. 

trim

Trim so that everything is even.

add button and stem

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.

Painted Hyacinth Flower Craft

Painted Hyacinth Flower Craft

A stress reliever craft!

Supplies;

  • White paper
  • Pink and Blue tempera paint
  • Cotton swab
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue stick
paint the flower

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 the leaves

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 leave to the flowers

Glue the leaves on the flower. The bottom will overlap some.

trim the bottom

Trim the bottom of the leaf.

Give your pretty flower crafts for kids to friends and family. They make great Mother's Day gifts!

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