7 Flower Power Spring Crafts for Kids

The mild temps have begun creeping in, and spring has finally arrived. It’s time to embrace your inner flower child with these fun spring crafts for kids. Though kids of all ages enjoy making craft projects, these are probably best for elementary aged students. These 7 unique flower creations would also make great Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Cherry Blossom Cotton Ball Paintingblossom-painting

  1. What a fun and creative way to welcome spring. Painting on the colorful cherry blossoms using cotton balls and a clothespin gives this a unique and even professional look. The clothespin will give you some chance of keeping your students from getting too messy. Students will first paint the blue background and the tree trunk and branches. Once those are dry, they will use the cotton ball painting technique to add in the colorful cherry blossoms.

Items needed:

  • Cotton balls
  • Clothespins
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Canvas paper

Paper Hyacinth Flowerspaper-flowers-craft

  1. Paper hyacinth flowers will not only decorate your classroom, but they are also a great way to keep the kids’ hands busy. This craft requires a little bit of patience, so for that reason it is probably best for grades 3 and up. You will need regular construction paper (thin) to make the stems, and then the thicker cardstock for the flowers.

Students can make a bouquet of flowers as a Mother’s Day craft, or just for fun. Detailed instructions can be found by clicking on the title link above.

Items needed:

  • Assorted colors of cardstock
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Knitting Needle (optional)

Q-Tip Daisiesqtip-flowers-craft

  1. Q-tip daisies are easy, adorable, and perfect for kindergarteners. The best part is there is no paint needed. Simply cut q-tips in half, roll out a yellow Play Doh center for the flower, and then take a green pipe cleaner, glue it to the paper and insert it into the yellow center.

Items needed:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Yellow Play Doh
  • Q-tips
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Glue

Tissue Paper Flower Braceletsflower-bracelets.jpg

  1. Tissue paper flower bracelets make a great classroom project for elementary kids. Make them for fun, to donate, or even for a Mother’s Day craft idea. Simply take a stack of multi-color tissue paper, cut all the pieces at one time into roughly a 2 inch diameter circle. Slide a pipe cleaner through one end of the tissue paper pile, and then simply crumple each piece of paper to achieve the flower-like appearance. If you want to add beads to each side afterwards you can, and then simply twist the ends together to secure it.

Items needed:

  • Multi-colored tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads (optional)

Sunflower Noodlessunflower-noodles-craft

  1. Noodle crafts are a classic for young students. They love taking uncooked noodles and gluing them to just about anything. To begin, simply have your students paint a brown center onto their paper. Then glue on the noodles and pipe cleaner. They can make one large flower, or several, smaller ones. Since the noodles have a bit of weight to them, it is better to use cardstock as opposed to construction paper. But either can work.

Items needed:

  • Paper (construction or cardstock)
  • Rotini noodles
  • Brown paint
  • Green pipe cleaners

Toilet Paper Tube Print Flowerstube-flowers-craft

  1. Incorporate recycling and crafting into the same lesson with these toilet paper tube print flowers. Ask students to bring in toilet paper tubes (several per student so they can do different colors). Begin by painting a flower center on a piece of paper. Then dip the tube end into paint and begin making flower petals. You can leave them open (as seen in the picture) or have them paint them in with a brush.

Items needed:

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Different colored paint
  • Paper
  • Paint brush

Bubble Paint Flowersbubble-flowers-craft

7.) Bubbles, paint, and pretty flowers…this craft is sure to please everyone in your classroom. To begin, have the kids blow into the straw to create bubbles in a dome shape. Then gently press the paper over top of the dome shaped bubbles they’ve just created. Allow the flowers to dry before cutting them out and add in green leaves. For more detailed instructions, click the link above.

Items needed:

  • White card stock
  • A straw
  • A dish with low sides
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Bicolor paint of Crayola colored bubbles

Any of these spring crafts are perfect for an art project, a rainy day, Mother’s Day craft, or even for sprucing up your classroom. To add some flare to your bulletin board, have the kids make flowers, add some rain and an umbrella, and the words, “April showers bring May flowers.” If you’d like to share any of your own spring craft ideas, leave us a note in the comments below.

-Jenna Garvin


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