: More Flowers For Little Ones :

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flowers are things of Spring. They are things of beauty. They are things of life and of color. Flower are great for awakening your child's mind and imagination, both boys and girls. Here a couple simple, thrifty ways to make flower art with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Field of Flowers

Cost: Not even 2 bucks

Various colors of paper streamers or tissue paper
Green pipe cleaners
Green construction paper


  1. Draw zigzags horizontally across the center of your construction paper. Have your young one cut along the lines. Mount your grass in a long row.

  2. Tuck and bend your pipe cleaners where you want your flowers to be. Tape at the top of each (they will be covered by the flowers themselves).

  3. To make your flowers, take a pretty long strand of streamer from your roll. Your kids will have fun crumpling these up and spinning a little, then gluing the loose parts. Also, make sure they make little centers for their flowers by pulling off 6-inch pieces and crumpling really tightly. Glue them on the flowers.

  4. Allow to dry for several hours (we waited til the next day). Use double stick tape or fold tape onto itself so that it is sticky on both sides and mount each flower to its stem, making sure to cover the tape at the top of your pipe cleaners.

  5. Additionally, you can create leaves with pipe cleaners, construction paper, etc... 

Wooden Flower Corner

Cost: About $3.25

Wooden flowers ready to be painted

1. Get your wooden decorations (I bought mine from the dollar store) and red, yellow and blue paints.
2. Have your child mix red/yellow, red/blue, blue/yellow to yield orange, violet, and green.
3. Now, simply paint.

This makes a great window sill decoration, addition to a nature table, or put these anywhere that will add some personal springtime joy to your child's environment.

There are so many ways to create springtime flower crafts for your little ones. Look around. See what you come up with and let your child's imagination bloom.


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are so pretty! I just came by from the Crafty Crow. These flowers are so much fun! I would love to link to them if you didn't mind.

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