This flower art project is a great classroom activity. The child's hand adds a special personal touch and then it is embellished with tissue and ribbon. The 3'D aspect of this project really makes it stand out. This was done for a grade level art display. Perfect for 1st-3rd Grade.
- 1 large white construction paper (background)
- 1 brown or tan colored paper (hand)
- 3 colors (red, pink, orange) for flowers
- Green construction paper for stems
- Ribbon for bow
- Small squares of tissue paper
- Elmer's Glue
- Pencil to trace
- Craft glue for bow for stronger bond (optional)
- Trace hand on construction paper.
- Trace flowers on construction paper.
- Cut thin green strips for stems.
- Have children cut out three flowers.
- Have them arrange on the paper or lay around the paper and instruct what order to glue down.
- Crumple tissue into balls and glue down.
- Glue on bow. This may need craft glue for more secure bond.
Tips and Suggestions
- This is a great activity to help develop fine motor skills. Keep simple flower shapes especially for younger children. For very young children, you
could use die cut flowers or trace and cut three of the same flowers.
- This is a great activity for Spring or a unit on plants. Reading books on plants and parts of plants will also help children understand where to place the flower and stems.
- Add a poem or message and this can make a cute Mother's Day picture for children to make and take home.
- We like using Aleene's Glue for gluing on wiggly eyes, ribbons and other small items. You can find it at Michael's and other stores that have a craft section.
Other Flower Art Projects You May Like
Flower Art Collages
Learn about flowers with this cool Floral Placemat
Vibrant colors last a long while if they are sealed well! We also made bookmarks. Bookmarks would be fun as a party craft make and take.
Tissue Flower Pencils
with pencils are pretty and no two alike! Cute for a Mother's Day gift.