Garden Crafts for Kids

Have fun making a selection of kids craft projects inspired by the garden with my garden crafts for kids.


I hope you'll have fun making these garden crafts projects which have been inspired by flowers and things from around the garden.

You can make a colourful window box to brighten up any windowsill at any time of the year as the flowers are really long lasting!

Then there's a useful flowerpot note or photo holder and some greeting cards with a garden theme just to get you started on your garden crafts for kids.


 

 

 

Window Box

Let's start with the Window Box.

You will need:

  • A4 sheet of thin card

  • Coloured paper modelling straws

  • Foam or paper flowers, insect and heart shapes

  • Shredded brown sugar paper

  • Scissors, pencil and ruler

  • PVA glue

Start by making the basic window box:

Draw the box template below onto thin A4 card. Cut out around the outside lines, cut along the four dotted lines, then score and fold along the solid lines.


  1. Glue the four square corner tabs you have created to the inside of the side sections to form a simple rectangular box as the base for your window box.

  2. Cover the outside of the box by sticking on coloured paper modelling straws with PVA glue. Straws are easy to cut to the required length with scissors.

  3. Decorate the outside of the box with foam insect and heart shapes.

Now let's make the flowers:

  1. Cut green straws to make flower stems of the length you require. Flatten one end of the stem and glue to the back of a foam or paper flower. Add a circular centre to the flower if required.

  2. Flatten the other end of the stem and fold at right angles to enable you to glue the stem to the inside base of the window box.

  3. Repeat with the other flowers to fill your window box.

  4. Fill in around your flower stems with the shredded brown sugar paper ('potting compost') to support the flowers and cover the 'roots'!


Window Box

 

 

 

Flowerpot noteholder

Let's continue with our garden crafts for kids theme and make a Flowerpot noteholder. This would make a useful little gift and can be used for notes or to hold small photos.

You will need:

  • Flower pot - terracotta or plastic

  • Assorted shapes - eg flowers or butterflies

  • Green drinking straws

  • Mini (decorative) sprung clothes pegs

  • PVA glue

  • Play clay or similar

  • Scissors and felt-tip pens

Here's how:

  1. Glue a mini clothes peg to the back of a few foam flower or butterfly shapes. If you do not have any pre-cut foam shapes, draw and cut your own shapes from scraps of foam or card or cut pictures from an old magazine and mount onto card. Set aside to allow the glue to dry.

  2. Decorate the outside of your flower pot by gluing on an assortment of foam or paper shapes.

  3. Put some play clay into the bottom of the pot - if you are using a plastic pot, use more clay to give the pot more stability.

  4. Cut the green drinking straws to various lengths to create flower stems and push into the play clay to form a pretty arrangement.

  5. When the glue is dry and the pegs are set firmly on the back of your flowers, attach them to the tops of the flower stems. Now you are ready to use your holder for little notes or reminders or to display small photographs.


Flowerpot Noteholder

 

 

 

Picket Fence Card

To brighten up someone's day, have a go at my next garden crafts for kids project and recreate a summer garden scene with my Picket Fence Card.

You will need:

  • Thin A4 coloured card

  • Assorted foam or paper shapes

  • Coloured paper modelling straws

  • PVA glue

  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and felt-tip pens or coloured pencils.

  • Envelope

Here's how:

  1. Fold an A4 sheet of coloured card in half to form a basic A5 greetings card.

  2. Cut some paper modelling straws into 4.5cm lengths to form the fence posts and cut one end of each length into a point for the top of the post.

  3. Space out and glue the posts onto the card so that the overall length of the fence is slightly shorter than a full length straw.

  4. Next take 2 full length straws and flatten them. Then glue them on top of the posts at right angles to form the rails as seen in the photograph.

  5. Glue on foam or paper shapes to decorate or add other details with felt-tip pens or coloured pencils.

  6. To finish, simply add your own special message.


Picket Fence Card

 

 

 

Flower Pot Card

If you liked the Picket Fence Card, here's another garden crafts for kids greeting card project, again using colourful paper modelling straws. Try my Flower Pot Card.

You will need:

  • Thin A4 card

  • Assorted foam or paper shapes

  • Coloured paper modelling straws

  • PVA glue

  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and felt-tip pens or coloured pencils.

  • Envelope

Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Fold an A4 sheet of card in half to form a basic A5 greetings card.

  2. Cut some red paper modelling straws into approximately 5cm lengths and glue onto the card to form the flower pot. Flatten the ends of a couple of the straws and cut them slightly shorter than the others to enable you to make the sloping sides of the pot.

  3. Cut 3 different lengths of green modelling straw for the flower stems and glue into place.

  4. Cut 2 lengths of straw slightly longer than the width of the top of the flower pot and glue in place to form the rim (and cover the bottoms of the stems).

  5. Make each flower by flattening a full length straw and cutting slits into the straw for about 10 cm from one end. Starting with the uncut end, roll up the straw tightly around a pencil, and then glue down the other end. Bend the straw back where you have made the slits to open up the flower and form the petals.

  6. Glue the flowers around the tops of the stems.

  7. Add other decorations as required using foam or paper shapes, felt-tip pens or coloured pencils.

  8. Then simply add a special message!


Flower Pot Card

As always, don't forget to make your cards extra-special, by decorating the envelopes as well!

I hope you enjoyed my garden crafts for kids. If you did, and you haven't yet seen my Flower Crafts for Kids page, take a look right now for more flower and garden inspired kids craft projects!


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