With my garden blooming, my kids are often picking roses and digging in the dirt. It’s great fun. However, when it’s really hot or I don’t feel like getting mud tracked into my house, I encourage my children to do a flower craft instead. Here are four easy flower crafts for kids!
Pom Pom Flowers
For this craft, children will need several different colors of pom poms, construction paper and glue. Have children glue their pom poms in a circular pattern. You can have them use a different color for the center. Afterwards, kids can use a metallic marker to draw the stems. Allow the flowers to dry completely before hanging or moving it around.
Paper Plate Flowers
All kids need to make this craft is two paper plates, a paintbrush, glue, scissors and water paints. First have kids use one color to paint the first plate (plate #1) one solid color. Next, take the second plate (plate #2) and have them use a different color for the petals and another shade for the center of the flower. Then, take plate #2 and cut petals out so that the edges are slightly smaller than plate #1. Glue plate #2 on top of plate #1. If desired, make a stem with some green construction paper and glue it on the back of plate #1.
Oil Pastel Flowers
I like working with oil pastels because they blend nicely…as opposed to crayons. However, remember that these may stain clothing so make sure to have kids wear a smock and cover the craft surface with a plastic tablecloth. I also keep baby wipes nearby so they don’t get the pastels all over their hands. For this art project, kids will need construction paper and a set of oil pastels. Children can draw several different types of flowers on their paper. Encourage kids to blend different colors together to achieve unique shades.
Tissue Paper Flower Mosaic
For this flower mosaic, you will need 1 inch squares or “tiles” of tissue paper in various colors. I was lucky enough to find these at the craft store. However, kids can also use regular paper to complete this craft. For tissue paper, it is best to use a glue stick and apply it to the paper first, and then smooth the glue out with your finger. In this way, the glue will not be as visible behind the tissue when it dries. Have children place the squares of tissue or paper into a flower shape.
I hope these flower crafts for kids brighten everyone’s day!
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