Easy Flower Crafts For Kids
It is lovely to get flowers through the post from time to time (I recommend Bunches UK) but when you have children, it is even better to receive their own creations.
To get them used to making flowers you could encourage them to make flowers for a variety of different occasions. Consider family members’ birthdays, anniversaries, get well soon times and then you will be sure to be added to the list at some point.
Here is a Mother’s Day card example from Easy Peasy who I will tell you more about below Junk Modelling.
When I started teaching quite a few years ago we used to have a junk modelling afternoon every so often. I loved it and so did the kids. They used to make some amazing models.
Sometimes I was more directive and the model had to be to do with our topic at the time. Other times I was teaching them new skills. Sometimes they were allowed to do whatever they wanted. It was great to see them incorporating the skills that I had been working on with them previously, and see the models become more complex as the year went on.
Although the following craft projects are quite prescriptive, you don’t need to follow all the instructions to the letter. See what materials you have already at home. Let the children consider what they would like to do and how they might improve on some of the ideas. Use the ideas as an inspiration rather than a blueprint that they have to follow exactly.
Easy Peasy and Fun has 25 original ideas with super photos
This is my favourite on the Easy Peasy site (I love that name!) because they look so realistic. If you click on the link below the picture you can see how to make them. They are Calla Lilies.
Some of the ideas on this page are suitable for toddlers and some for older children.
I would also recommend taking a look at the the sunflowers underneath this picture on the Easy Peasy site.
For younger children the button activity is easy peasy, but older children could do something similar and I bet it would look fantastic.
If you’re looking for very simple activities for younger children then DLTK is excellent.
My favourite on this page is the hand-printed tulip flowers.
If you like real coffee, then the coffee filter paper flowers are a very original idea.
Making Paper Flowers
Paper Flower Craft for Kids – Very Easy DIY Paper Flowers by Crafting Hours
Paper Dahlias from Craftaholics Anonymous
These are relatively straightforward to make but look very effective.
Paper dahlias and full instructions from http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/rainbow-paper-dahlia-flowers
Leaf and Flower Pounding from Buggy and Buddy
If your child can be trusted with a hammer or mallet, you might like to try this.
Can you guess how to make these pictures
Fairy Flower Lights by Red Ted Art
These amazing fairy lights are made from egg boxes. What a brilliant idea! When I first saw this picture I thought it would be good for slightly older children to do. Actually on the website there are some great pictures of very young children creating most of the artwork.
Go to https://www.redtedart.com/egg-carton-spring-crafts-blossom-fairy-lights-from-egg-cartons/?cn-reloaded=1 and start making your very own fairy lights.
Parts of a flowers
Here we have another idea for using egg boxes. This is more like the pictures you often see younger children making, however, this activity is part of a science project with the children using the picture to learn the names of the different parts of the flower.
DIY Egg Carton Daffodils by Caitlin Ball
I hope you like eating eggs as here’s another idea for using up those old egg boxes.
I’m pondering putting some of these in my garden for some all year round colour.
https://caitlinball.com/2014/04/diy-egg-carton-daffodils/ check out the pipe-cleaners – great idea!
Origami flowers by Here Come the Girls Blog
There are lots of origami flowers on the internet. I particularly like these ones. As with most flowers, they look better in bunches as you can see on the website mentioned underneath the photograph. there are detailed instructions with photographs every step of the way.
One of the nice things about this idea is that you only need paper although it’s good if it’s colourful paper. Also, you can do little bits of the project if you only have a short amount of time.
You could do this sort of activity on holiday, all you’d have to take with you is some glue and a few paper clips. You could buy a couple of magazines when you are at your destination and use the paper from them. If it is a magazine that you want to read, you could just tear out the adverts. Alternatively, you could go to the information tourist information office, collect some leaflets and find out about the place you are staying and then when you finish with the leaflets you could make use of those.
A sewing activity by Hello Wonderful
We probably all remember doing something like this when we were at school. You could buy new wool but you might just find you’ve got lots of bits and pieces of wool or yarn that could be used equally well.
If you haven’t got any wool and you need to buy some you might want to consider buying a ball of wool that changes colour giving a sort of rainbow effect rather than buying lots of different coloured balls of wool.
How to make paper flowers out of crepe streamers by ArtsnCraft4u
This is more fiddly but really quite clever.
I would love to hear from you.
Have you tried any of these projects? How did it go?
Have you any other other ideas we should include?
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