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October 01, 2018 Books 5 comments

A collection of fun and easy flower crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers along with a few flower crafts for older kids to make and gift as gifts. 

If you’re looking for flower crafts and flower-related activities for your kids to make and do this spring, you’ll love the ideas we’re sharing today.

My daycare kids have made dozens of flower crafts over the years so I thought it would be fun to round upour favourites and put them right here in one place for you.

We also love to incorporate both real and artificial flowers into our playful learning activities and we have some great examples to share with you.

Below, you’ll find flower crafts for toddlers and preschoolers as well as flowers that older kids can make, ways to incorporate flowers into preschool activities and engaging crafts and activities using both real and artificial flowers.

Using real flowers for our flower crafts and activities activities allows children to examine nature up close, and the flowers’ colour, texture and scent provides a wonderful sensory experience.

Using artificial flowers for crafting is an inexpensive way to make beautiful, colourful crafts that really look great. I buy a lot of ours from the dollar store. I keep a stash handy in the craft rom and several bunches in the yard for play.

25 Flower Crafts and Activities

Flower Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Paper Plate Garden

Paper Plate Garden Craft

I just LOVE these paper plate gardens!  We made them for our “G” craft in our A-Z paper plate series. This is such a great spring craft for for toddlers and preschoolers.

Paper Bag Tiara

Paper Bag Tiara

This flowery paper bag tiara is easy to make with a paper bag and some artificial flowers. The process allows kids to experiment with a low heat glue gun, and the tiara is fun for dress up play.

Paper Plate Flower

Painted Paper Plate Flower Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers

These paper plate flowers are simple to make, but the process offers lots of exploration and skill-building. There’s tracing, cutting, painting, colour-mixing, exploring shapes, constructing and gluing. Not bad for a paper plate and some paint!

Paper Plate Sunflower

Paper Plate Sunflower Craft

Our paper plate sunflower is a great flower craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make for Fall when sunflowers are at their peak. Using coffee beans and corn kernels adds a fun sensory element to the craft.

Cork and Button Flowers

Cork Stamped Flowers

These cork-stamped flowers are addictive to make. We’ve made dozens of these flowers  to use for centerpieces, greeting cards and garlands. This was a way for kids to observe colour mixing,  and of course, kids always love stamping. And secretly, we grown-ups love a craft that gives us a good reason to pop open a bottle of wine, don’t we?

Easy Flowered Tiara

Flowered Tiara Craft

Here’s another flowered tiara that kids can make with artificial flowers. It’s great for dress up play and a really easy tiara to make for a princess costume or fairy costume.

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flower Craft

These egg carton flowers are super-easy to make. What a great spring craft for young children and a great way to repurpose some materials you’d normally throw in the trash.

Tissue Paper Spring Centerpiece

Spring Centerpiece with Tissue Paper

Have the kids turn a branch and some colourful tissue paper scraps into a spring blossom centerpiece for your Easter table.  You could also display this simple flower craft in a window or on a door.

Simple Paper Flowers

Homemade Card for Preschoolers with Simple Paper Flowers

Making simple paper flowers helps little ones develop their scissor skills. We used these flowers to create greeting cards last spring.  The style of these flowers reminds me of some of the Kandinsky-inspired flower art I’ve seen done in preschool classrooms.

Spring Art with Craft Foam

Spring Art with Foam Flowers

Here’s a terrific open-ended art project for preschoolers.  Kids can use foam flowers along with foam bugs and animals to produce a spring masterpiece on a styrofoam produce tray.

Flower Crafts that Kids Can Give As Gifts

Cookie Flower Bouquet

Cookie Flower Bouquet

An edible, cookie flower bouquet makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, teacher appreciation etc. These cookie flowers are so cute and really easy for kids to make.

Paper Flower Roses

Paper Towel Roses

These paper towel roses are so fun and easy to make, and they look so real! Older kids will love the entire process. These roses are perfect for displaying in a vase or to give as a Mother’s Day gift.

Paper Mums Flower

Paper Flower Mums

Paper mums are easy to make, and perfect for a Mother’s Day card or a birthday card for Mom or Grandma. See how to make them here.

Flower Drop Ornaments

Flower Drop Ornaments

These garden drop ornaments are one of my favourite flower crafts ever! Making the ornaments is a great fine motor activity for little ones, and the results are gorgeous! These ornaments look lovely hanging in a window or on a balcony or patio. They make a lovely gift for a parent, grandparent, neighbour or teacher.

Tissue Paper Roses

Tissue Paper Roses

These tissue paper roses are similar to our paper towel roses but the process is quicker because you don’t have to dye your materials first. There’s a video in this post to show you exactly how to make these flowers.

Oreo Brownie Flower Pots

Oreo Flower Pot Cakes

This isn’t exactly a flower craft but it is a flowerpot craft. These Oreo-Brownie Flower Pot Cakes are really fun for kids to make and terrific to serve at a birthday party or garden party.

Flower Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Nature Faces Outdoor Art

Nature Faces – Toddler Art with Flowers:

This is one of our favourite outdoor art activities! The hooligans love creating these nature faces using clippings of leaves, plants and flowers from the gardens in our backyard.

Flower Button Snake

Felt Flower Buttoning Activity

This felt flower buttoning toy is really easy to make because it’s no-sew!  A buttoning toy is great for helping little ones strengthen fine motor skills and to learn how to do and undo buttons.  The vibrant felt flowers can also be helpful for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning to identify colours.

Pretend Play with Artificial Flowers

Pretend Play Flower Activity

This pretend play flower activity keeps toddlers and preschoolers busy for ages in the backyard. Pick up a few bunches of dollar-store flowers, and let your little ones pretend that they’re gardeners for the day.

Fairy Soup Activity

Fairy Soup Garden Activity

This is an activity that we do often here in our backyard.  The hooligans will play for hours cutting, chopping, pouring and mixing up a great big batch of Flower Soup!  This is definitely one of our favourite ways to spend a spring morning in the yard.

Artificial Flowers – Loose Parts in the Play Yard

Artificial Flowers for Imaginative Play

Adding artificial flowers to your outdoor play space is really inexpensive, but doing so will provide hours and hours of creative, imaginative play for your children.  Check out all the ways the hooligans use our flowers every day in our backyard.

Nature Tea Party

Tea Party with Natural Items

Another activity that keeps the hooligans busy for ages is a backyard tea party.  For this tea party, we’ve used artificial flowers as well as real flowers from the garden, shells, pinecones and stones for the “ingredients”.  What a fun way to explore and play!

Poppy Crafts for Kdis

And lastly, to wrap up this collection of my favourite flower crafts and activities, we have 5 easy poppy crafts for kids to make.  These poppies are perfect for Remembrance Day of course, but you could switch the red paint out for pink, purple and yellow to make flowers for any season.

So many choices!

I hope you’ll make some of our flowers with your kids!  And I hope you’ll try some of the playful learning activities too!

More Spring Crafts for Kids:

Easy Butterfly Crafts for Kids

25 Bird Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Paper Plate Ladybugs for Toddlers

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Arts and crafts help children develop many life skills (1). When they are focused, they build their sensory, cognitive and emotional skills. Paper crafts need kids to fold, cut or join pieces of paper to make something and thereby help in developing their motor coordination. What’s more, when they work on such crafts together, children also develop their socio-emotional skills!

If you are ready to introduce this craft to your child, here is MomJunction’s collection of making simple paper flowers for kids.

Easy Paper Flower Crafts For Preschoolers

If you thought paper craft is just for older kids and adults, you were wrong! Go through these basic paper flower craft ideas that even your preschooler can make.

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1. 5-Petal Flower

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The five-petal flower is a simple paper flower craft that your preschooler can make at home. You can make variations of this flower by changing the number of petals to six or eight.

You Will Need:

  • Square color paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1.  Choose a paper that you can fold easily. For ease, pick a square-shaped paper so that the kids can start right with the flower.
  2. Fold the square in half, and use a ruler scale to mark the one-third point on the top-left edge of the paper. You can help your kid with this if needed.
  3. Now pull the bottom right corner of the paper towards the one-third point on the top left.
  4. Fold the bottom left corner over the right edge.
  5. Fold the top right corner over the left edge of the paper.
  6. You will have a pointy edge towards the bottom. Cut along the horizontal line made by the edge of the paper. The resultant would be a wedge.
  7. Starting from the top left corner of the wedge, draw a half-circle that goes down till a half-inch above the bottom right edge.
  8. Cut along the line and open the fold – you have a five-petal flower.

[ Read: Paper Plate Crafts For Kids ]

2. Watercolor Flowers

Kids love to draw. If your kids scribble often, why not make flowers out of their art?

You Will Need:

  • White chart paper
  • Watercolors, oil pastels, crayons – anything to color
  • Containers for the water color
  • A small glass of water
  • Paintbrushes
  • Beads (optional)

How To:

  1. Set up the art station for the kids using a washable cloth to cover the table.
  2. Let your kids use the watercolors, crayons, and oil paints to fill the white sheet of paper. Let them draw anything they like – lines, dots, wavy lines or just blotches – on the paper.
  3. Let the paper dry. Now cut the paper into small, petal-shaped pieces. You will need at least five or six petals for each flower. Make sure that the petals of each flower are of the same color.
  4. Cut out a small circle from the colored paper, preferably of a different color used by the kids. We chose violet for the flowers and yellow for the center.
  5. Glue the petals to the circle, close to each other, such that the circle is the center. The pointy edge of the petals should be out.
  6. Let it dry and then glue a small bead in the center to give it a cute look.
  7. Your DIY watercolor paper flowers are ready!

3. Paper Plate Flower

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These paper craft flowers are made from mundane items like a straw and paper plates but are as beautiful as they can get.

You Will Need:

  • Dessert size paper plates – white
  • Watercolors or paint, yellow, green or other colors as you desire
  • Craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Take a paper plate and create petals by cutting even slits along the border of the paper plate. Create enough slits to have eight to ten evenly sized petals.
  2. Take the watercolors and paint the front of the paper plate in yellow (or any color of your choice). Spread the color evenly on the plate.
  3. Paint the craft stick in green. Let it dry and then glue it to the back of the paper plate. You can cut two paper leaves colored in green and attach it to the craft stick, a couple of inches below the paper flower.
  4. Your paper plate flower is ready.

Attractive Paper Flower Crafts For Kids

Though you may not introduce paper crafts during your little one’s preschool, it is not a big deal to learn in the later stage. Here is how to make paper flowers for kids in a easy way.

4. Paper Flower Bouquet

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A bouquet for kids may seem like a stretch. But these paper flower making for younger kids is easy to do, with a little help from the adults.

You Will Need:

  • Drinking straws for stems
  • Craft paper of different colors – purple, blue and pink (other colors if you’d like)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Slit one end of the straw and flatten it so that it looks like a flower with a stem. Let the slits be an inch long, but not more.
  2. To make it easier for preschoolers, get templates of flowers in different sizes, printed on the color paper. Pick easy templates that the kids can cut using their scissors.
  3. Cut the flowers into sets, based on their shapes.
  4. Arrange the flowers by stacking them according to their size, with the wider or larger blossom at the bottom.
  5. Use the scissors to create a small circle/hole in the center of the flowers.
  6. Put the non-slit end of the straw from the top, into the circle in the middle and tape it from the below to hold the petals in place.

5. Tissue Paper Flowers For Kids

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Tissue paper flowers are pretty to look at and can be easily made by kids. Here is how you can make colorful Mexican tissue paper flowers to deck your home.

You Will Need:

  • Tissue paper (different colors)
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire, pipe cleaner, or twist ties
  • Straw for stems
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Take five to seven tissue papers and cut them into sheets of size 7×11 inches. You can use the papers of the same color or use different colored sheets to make a colorful flower. You can use more sheets to make the flower fluffier.
  2. Stack the sheets neatly and make ¾-inch folds, accordion style (folding the paper back and forth). The folds must be of the same size.
  3. If any excess paper is left, trim it.
  4. Round the edges of the paper using the scissors – once you do, there won’t be any corners.
  5. Use a pipe cleaner to tie around the center of the folded paper.
  6. Open one end of the paper, spreading the paper like a fan. Now, separate each layer of paper for the petals. Open the petals one layer at a time, don’t try to pull them all at once.
  7. Repeat the above step for the other end of the folded paper.
  8. Once all the layers are open, you have a pretty, fluffy pom-pom flower.
  9. Take a straw and stick it to the flower with glue or tape to create a stem.

[ Read: Tissue Paper Crafts For Kids ]

6. Easy Hyacinth Flowers

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Hyacinth flowers are very pretty to look at, but they grow only in spring. When you can’t get the real flower, why not make them at home? Here are a few simple steps to make the hyacinth bunches with your kids.

You Will Need:

  • Colorful construction paper – green (for the stem), white, purple and pink (you can choose any other color for the flowers)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Take the green colored construction paper and cut one-inch wide, lengthy strips from it. You can make as many pieces as the number of flowers you want to make.
  2. Roll the green strips to make stems – use glue to keep it in place. Let it dry.
  3. Now, take a sheet of any color you like for the flowers. Cut it into four parts, with smooth edges. You will get four sheets of papers.
  4. Fold these pages in half (long side) to get a folded sheet in the shape of a rectangle. The length of this sheet is more than the breadth.
  5. Leave one centimeter space and create slits along the folded edge of the sheet. The gap between the slits can vary, but not too much.
  6. Glue one end of the strip to the top of the stem. Let it dry and then slowly twist the stem to roll the remaining strip of the paper downwards, covering almost half of the stem. Glue the other end to the stem and let it dry.
  • Repeat steps 3 to 6 for the other flowers.
  • Put them in a vase and you have a colorful hyacinth bouquet ready.

7. Paper Daffodils

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You Will Need:

  • Craft paper in yellow (varying shades of yellow is better)
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Take a 4-inch square sheet and fold it in half, diagonally. Fold the triangle again, to form a smaller one. Repeat the step until you get a small triangle.
  2. Cut this into the shape of a petal – you can use a sketch or pencil to draw a half-circle and then cut it.
  3. Snip a hole in the petal by cutting a little at the pointed tip. Create a bigger, 21/2-inch circle in the center.
  4. Cut the resultant circle into two halves (semi-circles).
  5. Apply glue on one edge of the semi-circle and roll it into a cone.
  6. Fold one end of a pipe-cleaner and add glue to the center of the flower, including the edges.
  7. Put the cone into the opening in the flower. Then put the open end of the pipe-cleaner into this opening and slowly pull it down.
  8. Your daffodil is ready!

8. Paper Sunflowers

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Sunflowers just brighten your day. The problem is that you don’t get to see them all through the year.

Here is a simple way to make sunflowers with paper plates at home.

You Will Need:

  • 7-inch paper plates
  • Green and yellow construction paper
  • Cardboard
  • Brown or red wrapping paper (lunch bag will do too)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Start with the stem – cut rectangles that are two inches wide and 11 inches long. Wrap them completely in green construction paper and use glue to hold them together.
  2. Staple the stems to the bottom of the paper plates.
  3. Slit the brown paper or lunch bag into thin strips and curl them down – draw along the strip using one of the open scissor blades to curl them. Create at least two strips for each flower.
  4. Glue one end of the strips to the center of the paper plate. Add two or more until you like what you see.
  5. For the petals, use the yellow construction paper. Use a template to cut petals out of the yellow sheet.
  6. Glue the petals below the brown curlers, on the paper plate. You can have two overlapping rows of petals to get a genuine sunflower look. Add leaves to the stem and your sunflower is ready!

9. Paper Poppies

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Poppies are red with black seeds in the center. Create paper poppies with your kids using red craft paper.

You Will Need:

  • 1 A4 size red craft paper
  • Straw and green crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil and ruler scale

How To:

  1. Make two 10-inch squares from the craft paper.
  2. Fold each square in half and then fold that into another half.
  3. Fold the small square diagonally so that you get a triangle.
  4. Draw a curve starting from pointy edge in the middle (the one opposite the longer side of the triangle) and move towards the center of the right side. Cut along the curve.
  5. Open that and you will have a red flower. Do the same with the other paper as well.
  6. Snip the center of the flower to make a small hole.
  7. For the stem, wrap the straw with the green crepe paper and glue them.
  8. Push the straw through the center of the flower and make a knot to prevent it from slipping down. Now glue to stick the knot to the flower, to hold the stem in place.
  9. The red poppy flower is ready!

[ Read: Poinsettia Crafts For Kids ]

10. Paper Rosettes

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Paper rosettes look like flowers and are easy to make and are excellent decorations for parties.

You Will Need:

  • ¼-inch tape
  • 1/8 inch hole punch
  • 11-inch by 8½ inch white or color papers
  • Ribbons

How To:

  1. You will need three sheets of paper to make one paper rosette. You can use sheets of the same color or different colors.
  2. First, accordion-fold each of these papers. Then fold them in half again. Stick the folds of the paper using tape or glue.
  3. Join the three papers by opening their ends and sticking them with glue, to form a circle.
  4. Punch a hole on one side, and tie the ribbon to hang it as a decoration ornament.

11. Daffodil Pinwheel Flowers

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Daffodil pinwheels are fun – especially when you hold them and run with the wind blowing against you!

You Will Need:

  • Green and yellow craft papers
  • Paper fastener
  • Stapler
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. If you have a square paper, you can start with it. Otherwise, cut the existing sheet into a square.
  2. Use the pencil and the ruler to draw lines starting from the corners of the square, into the center of the square. Do not extend the lines till the center or join them.
  3. Cut along the lines using scissors.
  4. Tip the alternate corners of the slit paper into the center, use your finger to hold them in place. You can then staple the corners or glue them to the center.
  5. Make the stalk using the green craft paper. Cut narrow strips, and roll the green sheet into tubes.
  6. Join the pinwheel and the stem using a paper fastener – you can make a hole with the knife and then use the paper fastener to keep the wheel and the stalk.
  7. Make sure that the hole is loose enough for the pinwheel to twirl when it moves.

12. Cupcake Liner Dollies

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Cupcake liners are colorful, which makes them the perfect art supplies for making paper crafts. Here is how you can use them to make flowers.

You Will Need:

  • Cupcake liners
  • Buttons (bigger coat buttons)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Unsharpened pencils – preferably green, or craft sticks
  • Green craft paper

How To:

  1. Get as cupcake liners for flowers.
  2. Turn them inside out, if the liners are white inside. Otherwise, you can leave them as they are.
  3. Decorate the center of the cupcake liner: it is usually flatter and smoother. Glue the buttons to the center. The flower is ready.
  4. Use the pencils for stems. Glue the unsharpened end of the pencil to the back of the paper flower.
  5. Use a leaf template to cut small leaves out of the green craft paper. This can be a challenge for the little ones – so help them draw the lining of a leaf on the paper and use the scissors to cut the shapes out.
  6. Glue these leaves to the sides of the stem – your cupcake liner flowers are ready.

13. Accordion Folded Spring Flowers Collage

The collage is one of the best Spring paper crafts you can work on with your kids. It is simple, colorful and has more flowers too.

You Will Need:

  • Sturdy chart paper, preferably white or light cardboard for base
  • Green craft paper and straws for stems
  • White craft paper for flowers
  • Scissors
  • Watercolors, paintbrushes or crayons for flowers
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Cut a strip from the chart or cardboard – 4×12 inches. Accordion-fold the chart (no more than six folds) to make the stand.
  2. Cut thin strips from green craft paper to create stems. You can also use straws to make stems. Make a few stems shorter than the rest.
  3. Stick the stems to the chart – keep a distance of half-an-inch or more between the flowers.
  4. Take another sheet of paper to make the flowers. Help the kids draw outlines of simple flowers (we chose tulips) and circles, single-petals. Color them differently – use as many bright colors as you want for the collage.
  5. Use scissors to cut the shapes carefully.
  6. Now glue the flowers and circles to the top-end of the stem and let it dry.
  7. Place the stand on the bedside table or in the living room.

[ Read: Paper Folding Crafts For Kids ]

14. Pop Out Flowers

Making pop-out paper flowers is easy. You can make these flowers anytime, anywhere with minimal art supplies and a little time to spare.

You Will Need:

  • Big paper cups – white
  • watercolors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sheet of cardboard (optional)

How To:

  1. Take a few paper cups – cut the rim out using the scissors. Make sure that the edge is evenly cut.
  2. Cut into the cups vertically – cut only half the length of the cup.
  3. Fan out the cut parts to bring out petals
  4. Use watercolors to paint the petals in different shades.
  5. Your pop-out flowers are ready.
  6. Stick the bottom of the flower to a paper or a cardboard and you have a cute gift ready.

15. Paper Daisies

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Daisies are cute and easy to make with paper. Here is how to make these flowers colorful with craft paper.

You Will Need:

  • Craft paper – you can use only white or colored paper
  • Green craft paper for stems (optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Take a sheet of color paper and draw flower shapes on them. You could use a pencil to draw the shape and then cut them using scissors.
  2. To get the perfect shape, use a stencil or an eight petal flower template.
  3. Draw as many flowers as you want to make, using different colored paper.
  4. Cut the flowers using scissors – make sure you use kid-friendly scissors to prevent injuries.
  5. Draw small circles, the size of a button, on yellow paper. Cut them out and glue them to the center of the flowers that you had cut earlier.
  6. Your daisies are ready.
  7. You could add a stem and a pair of leaves using the green craft paper.

16. Spring Paper Flowers

Bring the colors of spring into your home with these colorful paper flowers for kids.

You Will Need:

  • Craft paper – green, red, white and yellow
  • Black sketch pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Take the green craft paper – it should ideally be the size of A4. Accordion-fold the paper with half-inch folds.
  2. Fold the paper in the middle, from the top to give it a ‘V’ shape. Join the two ends of the paper to form a semi-circle. The flat end of the paper will act as the base. Make as many green bases as you want.
  3. Now, draw the shapes of small flowers – tulips or daisies or other simple flowers.
  4. Use a black sketch pen to give the flowers a neat outline.
  5. Cut the flowers, along the black outline, using scissors.
  6. Place the green folded paper on the table and stick the small, colorful flowers to one side of the paper.
  7. You have a green spring bouquet ready!

17. Colorful Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

Make these cupcake paper flowers easily with just scissors and glue! This craft involves a lot of scissor practice.

You Will Need:

  • Multicolored cupcake liners or wrappers
  • Green craft paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Beads (optional)

How To:

  1. Take colored craft paper and draw small circles – the size that fits inside the cupcake liner paper.
  2. Take a cupcake liner and flatten it. Cut into the folds until the center (stop at the fold that divides the base from the wall). Tell the kids to cut along the line, it makes it easier for them to focus.
  3. The slits on the wrapper can be simple, or slightly bent towards the edges, to look like petals.
  4. Glue the circles in the center of the slit cupcake liners.
  5. Cut green stems and glue them to the back of the wrappers to complete the flower.

18. Easy Paper Rose

One of the most difficult flowers to make with paper is a rose. But here is how to make a paper flower easy.

You Will Need:

  • Craft paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Beads (optional)

How To:

  1. Cut the craft paper into four of five-inch squares. Use red, yellow, pink and white papers.
  2. Draw a large circle on the square paper – the circle should touch the edges of the paper.
  3. Start drawing a spiral inside this circle – start from outer circle and go towards the center of the paper.
  4. You can have as many rounds as you want, but try and maintain a distance of half-an-inch between the inner circles.
  5. Take scissors and start cutting along the spiral lines – it is okay if your kid is not able to cut exactly on the line.
  6. Roll the spiral, starting from the outer side and moving towards the center. Try to roll the paper as tightly as possible.
  7. When the paper is almost rolled – with nothing or little left to roll – put some glue on the center (the unfolded part) and complete the roll. Press the bottom of the spiral so that the glue spreads properly.
  8. Let the paper flower free with its pointy end in your palm – you have a beautiful paper rose.

[ Read: Paper Cutting Crafts For Kids ]

19. Balloon Flower

Make flowers with petals shaped like a balloon!

You Will Need:

  • Pink craft paper
  • Glue
  • Punches/scissors
  • Beads (optional)

How To:

  1. Start by making the petals – you can use a punch to make balloon shaped petals. Or you could draw small balloons on the sheet and cut them out.
  2. Place the pointed edge of the scissors on the balloon (from the bottom) and pinch it using your index finger and thumb. The fold makes it look like a petal.
  3. Cut small circles from the same paper. Have as many circles as the number of flowers.
  4. Use the circle as the base and glue the petals, overlapping each other a bit.
  5. Use a punch to make the flower center and glue it to complete the flower. You can use black paper for this.
  6. Add leaves using green craft paper, and it’s done!

20. Circle Flower

Did you know you can make a flower with simple shapes like circles?

You Will Need:

  • Circle punch
  • Craft paper – yellow or pink
  • Glue
  • Beads (optional)

How To:

  1. Punch small circles from the craft paper. These circles would be slightly larger than pennies.
  2. Take five circles and gently fold them in half; the fold must not be too deep.
  3. Take another circle for the base. Apply a good amount of glue on the entire surface.
  4. Glue the folded circles, slightly overlapping, to the base such that the five petals cover the diameter of the circle.
  5. Glue a bead to the center of the base to complete the flower.

21. Handprint Easter Lilies

A fun way to create flowers is to use your kids’ hand prints.

You Will Need:

  • A4 sheets
  • Colorful drinking straws
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Water colors – we chose golden glitter
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Trace your kid’s hand on a white paper using a pencil or a marker. Outline all the five fingers along with the palm.
  2. Cut the hand-print and roll it vertically – it should look like a funnel.
  3. Curl down the fingers of each roll to make the flower bloom.
  4. Take a straw and attach one end of it to the end of the flower roll.
  5. Your handprint Easter Lilly is ready. Make three or more for a beautiful bunch.
  6. Make a vase out of a cardboard toilet paper roll and paint it in golden glitter or silver.

[ Read: Handprint Crafts For Kids ]

22. Tissue Paper Tulip

You can make beautiful paper flowers with something as mundane as a tissue paper. Here is how.

You Will Need:

  • White chart paper
  • Printable tulip pattern – you can also draw it if you want
  • Pink and green tissue papers (or crepe paper)
  • School glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Draw a tulip on a sheet of white paper. Or you can have the tulip pattern printed on a white sheet of paper. The pattern should include a stem as well.
  2. Cut the tulip pattern using the scissors.
  3. Cut the green and pink tissue papers into small squares, much smaller than the tulip pattern.
  4. Crinkle all the tissue squares a little.
  5. Apply glue to the surface of the tulip pattern and fill the stem with the green crinkled squares.
  6. Fill the flower portion with the crinkled pink squares.
  7. Your tissue paper tulip is ready!

23. Heart Punch Flower

Make flowers with little yellow hearts! You will need a heart punch for this one.

You Will Need:

  • Yellow chart paper
  • Heart craft punch
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Punch five or six hearts from the yellow craft paper to make petals.
  2. Gently fold each heart vertically.
  3. Apply glue to the center of a bright colored square paper or card.
  4. Stick the tips of the heart-shaped petals to the center – the hollow part of the fold is downward.
  5. The petals should be glued next to each other, not overlapping.
  6. Glue a small bead in the center to complete the craft.

Paper Flower Crafts For Tweens and Teens

The flowers you have learned above are easy to make for younger kids. If you have a teen interested in crafts, here are two paper flower designs they may enjoy making.

24. Easy Foldable Tulip

Image: Shutterstock

Tulip is one of the most commonly made flowers with paper. Here is a simple way to make a tulip by just folding paper.

You Will Need:

  • Red square origami paper
  • Green craft paper
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Take the red square paper and valley-fold it in half and then unfold it.
  2. Now valley-fold the paper vertically and unfold it again.
  3. Cut one-fourth of the paper out to get a smaller square.
  4. Take the smaller square and place it on a surface. Rotate it 45 degrees, so it looks like a diamond.
  5. Fold the paper vertically. You have a triangle. With the longer side as the base, valley-fold the triangle and then unfold it.
  6. Pull the right and left corners of the triangle through valley-folding.
  7. Apply the mountain-fold at the newly formed left and right corners – fold just a little. The tulip is ready.
  8. For the stem, take a green square paper and create an origami stem, or a simple green stem with leaves.
  9. Your origami tulip is ready.

[ Read: Paper Animal Crafts For Kids ]

25. Dahlia Wall Decoration

Image: Shutterstock

The dahlia wall decoration needs a lot of work and is a great activity to engage teenagers. The process involves rolling sheets and tactfully arranging them to form the shape of a flower. So, if you have a group of bored teenagers, this is a must-try paper craft.

You Will Need:

  • Colored thick craft paper (should be foldable) in sky blue, light green and maybe yellow
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard

How To:

  1. You will need several square-shaped craft papers with sets of different sizes (3-inch, 4-inch, and 5-inch).
  2. Take a square paper and roll it from a corner, into a cone. Glue the side of the cone to keep it intact.
  3. Roll cones of different sizes using different colored papers. You can use one color for one size, or vary them as you like.
  4. Once all the cones are ready, create a circular base using the cardboard. The circle must be big enough to fit all the cones you made.
  5. Glue the cones to the cardboard base in descending order of their size – start by pasting the bigger cones on the outer edge of the circle.
  6. Paste the smaller cones next, such that they complete the next circle.
  7. The smallest cones will form the innermost and the smallest circle in the arrangement.
  8. Your dahlia pattern is complete once you finish covering the entire cardboard base.

That was easy, right? Making paper flowers is fun and also encourages cognitive development as well as creative instincts in children. Once your kids master these simple ways of making paper flowers, you can introduce the intricate paper craft techniques of origami and kirigami for kids.

Have creative ideas about making paper flowers for children? Tell us about them here.

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Flower Crafts for Kids: Textured Tissue Paper Flowers~ Buggy and Buddy How to Make Origami Flowers by Here Comes the Girls.

Tissue Paper Crafts for Kids

 

Check out these tissue paper flower craft ideas below:

Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue paper flower bouquets make excellent gifts from kids.  They are easy to make and only a few materials are need.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own tissue paper flowers.

Materials needed: multi-color tissue paper, pipe cleaners, scissors

Directions:

Step 1: Cut variety of tissue paper colors in the shape of a square.  The bigger the square the bigger the flower. Try to use 5-7 pieces of tissue paper. Tip: stack the colors on top of each other than cut to ensure they are the same size.

Step 2: Fold the tissue paper back and forth the same way your would make a fan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Wrap the pipe cleaner around the middle of the flower twist to it stays in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Carefully separate each piece of tissue paper, you’re done! You made your very own tissue paper flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips:

To make a variety of different flowers after folding like a fan cut along the edges of the tissue paper in different shapes

Make a bunch of flowers and place in a small vase to give as a gift.

Make small flowers hot glue them to a hair tie or clip

 

Craft 2:

This is a cute tissue paper flower craft for young children.  They make excellent classroom decorations, and a fun and easy to make.

Materials:  Paper, Black sharpie or marker, tissue paper, glue

Step 1: Give each child a piece of white construction paper and a marker to draw a flower.  If the children are younger, draw a flower for them on the paper.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Have the children glue tissue paper in each of the flower’s petals and on the leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring is here and soon we’ll see green grass and flowers popping up everywhere! I am SO ready for that. Today, I want to share a couple of my flower crafts and 28 other flower crafts from some really great blogs.

Pool Noodle Flowers

We made this flower craft to brighten up our school room. It is so easy and fun for preschoolers. Here’s what you need:

  • pool noodle
  • pipe cleaners
  • wooden dowel
  • pom poms
  • styrofoam block covered in green tissue paper

To start, cut the pool noodle into 1-2 inch pieces. I used a knife and it was easy to cut. Then wrap a pipe cleaner around a wooden dowel rod. I helped me preschooler, as you can see in the picture below.

Next, poke the dowel into the pool noodle. Then stick a pom pom into the center. Finally, poke the flowers into the styrofoam wrapped in green tissue paper to complete your colorful garden!

Stamping Flowers with Pencils

For this activity just take 7 pencils and wrap them a rubber band around them. Then dip them onto a stamp pad and then stamp your paper. Its really easy and makes pretty art!

Here are 28 other flower craft ideas from my blogging friends at Kid Blogger Network:

Flower Crafts with Tissue Paper

Textured Tissue Paper Flowers from Buggy & Buddy

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers and Vase from Homegrown Friends

Sticks and Tissue Paper Spring Blossoms from My Nearest and Dearest

Flower Crafts with Coffee Filters

Coffee Filter Flowers from Mama, Papa, Bubba

Coffee Filter Flowers from Craftulate

Coffee Filter Flowers from Life Lesson Plans

Flower Crafts with Cupcake Liners

Planting a Rainbow Flower Craft by I Heart Crafty Things

Flower Crafts with Egg Cartons

Parts of a Plant from School Time Snippets

Planting a Rainbow from I Heart Crafty Things

Flower Crafts with Watercolor

Colorful Watercolor Flowers from Buggy and Buddy

Watercolor Paper Plate Flower from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Crafts with Real Flowers

Mandala Sun Catchers from Twig & Toadstool

Spring Flower Sensory Bottle from My Little 3 and Me

Sunflower Crafts

Sunflower Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Sunflower Craft from Craftulate

Sunflower Suncatcher Craft for Kids from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Other Fun Flower Crafts

Melted Crayon Flowers from Homegrown Friends

Flower Children to Welcome Spring from Twig & Toadstool

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Magic Pop-Up Flowers from My Little 3 and Me

Spring Flowers Felt Board from Mama, Papa, Bubba

Painting Spring Flowers from Winegums & Watermelons

Pop Up Flower Pot Puppet from A Mommy’s Adventures

Salad Spinner Art -3D Flowers from A Mommy’s Adventures

Rainbow Fingerprint Flowers from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Flowers Cereal Craft from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Bubble Wrap Flowers from The Educator’s Spin on It

Flower Gift Craft from Powerful Mothering

I Love You Because…Flower from Mama, Papa, Bubba

Happy Spring!

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These easy and beautiful flower crafts are perfect for spring crafting, Mother’s Day, or just an afternoon of fun!

The Most Easy and Beautiful Flower Crafts

Nothing says spring like flower crafts. From bright paper crafts to fun crafts made from supplies in your recycling bin, one of these 25+ flower crafts for kids is sure to be perfect for your kiddos!

Flower Paper Rings | Easy Peasy and Fun
Loving how fun these flower rings are! Imagine the spring dress up that goes with this craft!

Paper Heart Flowers | Fireflies and Mud Pies
This easy spring craft requires minimal supplies, making it perfect for school or home.

Handprint Flower Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
This craft is perfect for preschoolers!

Pop Up Daffodil Craft | Kids Craft Room
A paper plate and cupcake liner craft that’s perfect for spring!

Handprint Flower Pot | The Best Ideas for Kids
This handprint craft is also a perfect Mother’s Day card!

3d Paper Flower Bouquets | hello, Wonderful
These 3D flowers are too cute! Use them to decorate for spring or on a fun card for a loved one!

Easy Cupcake Liner Flowers | Fireflies and Mud Pies
The whimsical patterns and vibrant colors of cupcake liners lend themselves perfectly to crafting.

3d Paper Flower Craft | Non-Toy Gifts
I’m loving this fun and simple 3D paper flower. It’s fun and bright and perfect for spring!

3D Paper Tulip Flowers | I Heart Crafty Things
Who doesn’t love tulips? Create a row of beautiful 3D tulips with this fun craft for kids!

Garden Rocks in a Flower Bag | The Craft Train
Painted rocks are so much fun! These garden rocks are a fun craft, especially when you store them in this flower drawstring bag!

Press Painted Flower Bookmarks | Twitchetts
Time for some painting fun. Create beautiful wooden flower bookmarks with this unique painting technique!

Easy and Fun Paper Flower Bouquet | Fireflies and Mud Pies
This printable craft is perfect for Mother’s Day, Grandparents Day, Valentine’s Day, or spring!

Chromatography Flowers | Buggy and Buddy
Make beautiful flowers with this fun STEAM activity that teaches about chromatography.

Painted Spring Flower Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Kids will love painting these flowers and creating a one of a kind bouquet.

Cupcake Liner Flowers | The Art Kit
Kids can decorate these cupcake liner flowers in whichever way they choose!

Egg Carton Flowers | B-Inspired Mama
Grab an egg carton from your recycling stash and create these adorable flowers!

Geo Flower STEAM Craft | Little Bins for Little Hands
This STEAM project combines string art with flowers for an educational spring activity!

Flower Handprint Craft | Fun with Mama
Create a 3D hand that is holding a bouquet of paper flowers.

Rainbow Spin Art Flowers | Messy Little Monster
An art project for little ones! First they enjoy the spin art process, then they create a colorful flower!

Tissue Paper Flowers | The Kindergarten Connection
These tissue paper flowers are simple to create and are perfect for a classroom craft project!

Paper Cup Flower | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Kids will love coloring the inside of the paper cup to create a 3D flower craft!

Painted Rock Flowers | Mother Natured
Combine an art project with a mix and match activity! You’ve gotta love crafts that you can play with when they’re complete!

Bobble Bouquet | Red Ted Art
These flowers bounce in their paper cup vase. Such a fun craft for kids!

Hyper Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers | Pink Stripey Socks
These bright flowers are perfect for home or school!

How to Make Paper Hyacinth Flowers | One Little Project
These paper flowers are perfect for spring!

Nature Flower Art | KC Edventures
Get outside and create these beautiful flowers from actual flowers! A great project that combines nature and art.

Plastic Spoon Flowers | Kid Friendly Things To Do
It’s amazing that you can create a flower craft from something as simple as a plastic spoon!!

Flower Lei | Ruffles and Rain Boots
Grab the template and create this fun paper flower lei!

Pipe Cleaner Daffodils and Tulips | One Little Project
Ths is such a beautiful project for both kids and adults.

Which of these fun flower crafts will you and your kids do first? I think I’m looking forward to creating a 3D paper flower!

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