easy paper flower craft for kids
I love craft activities that allow the kids to be independent. This paper flower craft was the result of wanting to use up some of our scrap paper that we've been saving from previous projects. I've said it once, and I'll say it again; I am such a hoarder! This was an adaptation of a paper flower craft from Easy, Peasy and Fun; a site definitley worth checking out if you're looking for easy paper craft ideas for kids.
I'm yet to purchase a paper cutter and circle paper punch but both are high on my wish list. If you already have these, prepping for this activity for younger kids and preschoolers will be super quick; otherwise, like me, it took a bit longer to cut the strips of paper and circles. If you're doing this in the classroom, children will be able to use scissors to prepare their own paper; making this a perfect hands on classroom activity that requires very minimal teacher preparation.
WHAT YOU NEED:
COLOURED PAPER CUT INTO STRIPS
A PIECE OF CARD TO ASSEMBLE THE FLOWER ONTO
We made this a collaborative piece of work. I laid out a large piece of card on the table and we all sat around it. So that the rascals at a point of reference to build their paper petals around, I drew circles using a milk bottle top. They used a paint brush and pva glue, covered the circle and began collating their strips around the circle; following my lead for the first one. Kids can get creative with alternating the colours of the petals, using a range of colours on one flower, or simply sticking to one colour. Once all the strips of paper have been arranged, add more glue to the centre, fold the opposite end of each strip over and press down into the centre.
Watch a short video of miss rascal aged 5 working on a couple of her flowers.