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 Collage


  • 1 large construction paper or colored cardboard (Dollar Tree and Walmart have thin colored oaktag)

  • Clear Contact Paper

  • Flowers

Other Materials

  • Scissors

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


How to make a live flower collage.
  • Fold construction paper in half and cut out the center.
  • Cut 2 pieces of clear contact paper the size of the construction paper.
  • Open the construction paper and lay flat on clean surface.
  • Remove small corner of contact paper and line up with construction paper as shown in photo.
  • Cut flowers into pieces, petals, stem and leaves.
  • Lay the pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper.
  • 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 pressed bookmark

Science Concepts

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

  • 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