I love when I find a craft that both my kids (ages 2 and 5) can take part in and enjoy together. Making these sweet flowers had steps that were perfect for each age and the fact that they came out so sweet makes this craft a keeper! How sweet would these flowers be for Mother's Day or just any day for someone special!
How we did it:
- foam brushes
- pipe cleaners
- masking tape
- tacky glue
- food coloring
I mixed equal parts of glue and water and colored it with liquid water colors (food coloring works great too.)
Using foam brushes, the kids got to work painting the newspaper. I kept the newspaper two sheets thick since my two-year-old loved getting the paper completely soaked with our glue mixture. It worked out perfectly to make a nice sturdy flower. After they were done (or the glue was gone) we laid the paper in the sun to dry.
Once totally dry, we started cutting different shapes for flower petals. My daughter loves using fancy scissors and this was a perfect opportunity to do so.
Our pretty petals were all ready to become a flower. The kids picked out their favorite petals to use, also known as the most colorful ones.
They started layering the petals, adding a drop of glue each time they added a new petal.
Once we had a completed flower, we attached pipe cleaners to the back with a piece of masking tape.
And there you have it, one of the prettiest artificial flowers I have ever seen. Plus, my two-year-old got to get his hands messy. A successful afternoon, I'd say!