When it comes to Mother’s Day we like to add more of a personal touch when it comes to sending something to mother’s grandmothers, aunties and awesome women we love 💖
This super simple Mother’s day Flower Craft for toddlers and preschoolers is really easy to make and can be customised with favourite flowers making it a perfect little crafty gift!
This is also a great fine motor activity for little ones with lots of cutting and sticking!
Let’s get to it then!
Kids Flower Craft Supplies Needed:
This is a super simple craft that doesn’t require much, and as always you can always substitute with whatever you have on hand!
- Green paper
- Paper / Foam Flowers
- Sticky pads
1. Cutting the Craft Flower Stems
Follow the below instructions to make your leaves for the flowers to sit on:
Fold an A4 sheet of green paper in half length ways (you will be able to make two with this unless you want loads and loads of flowers!)
Cut strips two thirds of the way up allowing space for the base
[IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CUT FROM THE FOLDED EDGE NOT THE OPEN EDGE]
For toddlers who are practicing using scissors, you could draw the lines on for them to trace, this is a great activity for them to have a go at!
2. Taping The Base of Your Flowers In Place
Once you have cut all the way along (choose whether you want to cut half of it off or use the whole strip) and then roll it up loosely (it needs to be loose enough to be able to fan open the leaves in a moment.
Secure the base with tape. This is also a great activity for little ones, rolling the paper up can be tricky but a great skill to learn!
It may look quite like a leek at this point but don’t worry it won’t in a minute!!
3. Open Up And Fan Out The Leaves
Now that you have your flower stem and leaves cut out and rolled up, you need to fan open the leaves by pushing them down at the base. You can also pull them down to separate them for each other.
4. Adding Flowers To The Leaves
Finally, add the flowers using sticky pads to create a beautiful bunch of flowers for Mother’s Day!
It’s best to stick them on the actual fold to keep the leaves open – use as many as you wish! WE used some pre bought flowers but you could use foam shapes, paper flowers or even buttons as a fun alternative!
I hope you have a lovely time with your little’s making this Mother’s Day Flower Craft with your little ones!
I’d love to see them so be sure to comment on the pin if you give it a ago with the picture too ⇓
Louisa | Mum’s Creative Cupboard x