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Flower Crafts for Kids

These flower crafts are perfect for learning about plants and flowers. Using real flowers, children create a collage with the to make cool projects. At the bottom of the page are books I've used in the classroom to introduce plants to children. Reading books are a great way to introduce new ideas to children.




flower placemats DESCRIPTION

Pretty flowers arranged in a collage to make this picture or placemat. Perfect for classroom too!


MATERIALS

  • 1 large construction paper

  • Clear Contact Paper

  • Flowers

  • OTHER MATERIALS

  • Scissors
  • Paper plates or trays to separate parts of plants: petals, stems and leaves.



  • STEPS contact paper

    1. Fold construction paper in half and cut out the center.
    2. Cut 2 pieces of clear contact paper the size of the construction paper.
    3. Open the construction paper and lay flat on clean surface.
    4. Remove small corner of contact paper and line up with construction paper as shown in photo.
    5. Cut flowers into pieces, petals, stem and leaves.
    6. Lay the pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper.
    7. Press the second sheet of contact paper onto the finished collage. Smooth wrinkles as you place it on top.
    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • I found the easiest way to minimize wrinkles, was to lay the contact paper on top of the construction paper. You need a clean surface that the contact paper can remove easily. Slowly smooth the contact paper onto the sides of the construction paper minimizing touching the center. Pull off the contact paper from the clean surface.

  • These flower crafts are a great activity for Spring or a plant unit. Reading books on plants and parts of plants will also help children learn about flowers and understand where to place the flower and stems.
  • Add a poem or message and this can make a cute Mother's Day or Father's day picture for children to make and take home.
  • We are using this as a decorative art piece and have this hanging on a hanger out of the sunlight and the color has been retained after three weeks.
  • OTHER IDEAS


    FLOWER BOOKMARK You can make are bookmarks using the same method of folding paper and cutting out the center.

    Lay the contact paper onto one side, add flowers and then add the top.

    This would be a good size to use with a classroom or for younger children.











    Science Concepts

    Observation

  • Seeing
  • the different parts of a flower
  • Feeling
  • the parts of a flower
  • Smelling
  • the leaves, flower

    Communication

  • Oral
  • Describing or explaining parts of a flower
  • Pictorial
  • Using books to help learn about plants

    Organizing

  • Grouping
  • Putting parts of the plants into groups


    These flower crafts were inspired by Teach Preschool






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