This flower craft has been decorating our dining room for a few weeks now and we are loving the splash of color. You may have seen our DIY Shape Stamps post a while back. We re-used that artwork to create this pretty flower craft. Recycled materials crafts are nothing new around here.
We love re-using artwork to make new crafts. This flower art is just the thing to bring us into summer and would be a great gift for Mother’s Day…or just the thing to bring a smile to your face every time you see it hanging on the wall!
Flower Craft for Kids
The recycled artwork was cut into heart shapes and taped together. I cut these out, but offered Little Guy the chance to trace heart shaped cookie cutters on the back of the artwork. He did a few of the tracings, but decided to move onto something a little more rough and active. Jumping off of the couch onto targets is much more fun for him than arts and crafts these days 🙂
Tracing cookie cutters to get the heart shapes is a great way to incorporate bilateral hand coordination and pencil control. Older kids can then cut out the heart shapes for a little scissor work.
To make the stem, we rolled a piece of green construction paper into a tube and taped it securely. Now this was fun for Little Guy. Helllllo, telescope!
Tape a few paper leaves onto the stem and the flower is getting somewhere.
Another piece of tape secures the tube to the flower. We used another piece of recycled artwork to make a blue circle for the center of the flower. We glued it into place and this covered up the tape holding the stem in place.
This flower craft is easy, and a fun craft for the kids!
Looking for more flower crafts? You might enjoy reading about these:
Feather Flower Craft
Spring Nature Hunt Flower Craft
Recycled Artwork Spring Flower