Are your kids excited about spring and all the flowers blooming? Mine sure are! They picked the very first few that bloomed at my house and at their grandma’s house. We kept telling them, “Hey, don’t pick all of them. We won’t have any pretty flowers left.” It’s hard for toddlers to realize that flowers don’t live forever. I was thinking about how we could make a fun, flower craft with the kids. I love paper plate crafts, so why not use one to make a flower paper plate craft! Here is what I came up with:
Washable Kids’ Paint, Crayons, or Markers
Step 1: First, cut the lines all the way to the circle. I used a pencil to draw a circle for my kids to be able to see the circle better.
Step 2: Next, paint or use markers or crayons to color the center of the flower any color your child chooses. My oldest chose yellow, so my youngest had to of course be like her big sister!
She sure is concentrating! She LOVES painting!
Step 3: Paint the petals of the flower a different color of your child’s choice. Of course, both of them are the same. 🙂 Little one wants to be just like big sister!
I’m a little OCD! The red dot in the middle bothers me, but not her. 🙂
Step 4: Then, print out the free printable of the stems and leaves: Flower Leaves:Stem Printable
Step 5: Paint or use crayons and markers to color the stems and leaves. To make this step easier, you could print the printable onto green construction paper or green cardstock paper.
Step 6: Let the paint dry if you decided to paint like we did. We actually used a blow dryer on it so we didn’t have to wait. These two preschoolers aren’t very patient.
Step 7: Finally, cut out the stems and leaves and glue them on to the paper plate flower.
Here is the finished flower! My girls were so pleased with it!
I hope you enjoy making this fun spring/summer craft with your kids! I really loved making it with mine. I would love to hear how your flower craft turned out with your little ones! God Bless!
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