Flower Crafts for Kids

Try some of my fun flower crafts for kids and make some bright and cheerful little flower projects.

tissue flowers

If you love flowers, then I hope you'll love my simple flower crafts.

I hope you'll be inspired to create some bright and cheerful projects by following my step-by-step instructions and using just basic, inexpensive craft materials.

Try making my summer sunflower or my simple tissue flowers. Or make my simple daisy card for a friend's birthday and then decorate a mini notebook to give as a useful little gift.

And when you've finished all of these, try my Garden Crafts for Kids too!

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Sunflower project

So let's begin our flower crafts for kids with this bright and cheerful Sunflower...

You will need:

  • Brown fun foam or card
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Green drinking straw
  • Pencil, scissors, glue and sticky tape

Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Cut an 8cm diameter circle from dark brown fun foam or card or colour a circle of card dark brown.
  2. Fold three 16cm squares of yellow tissue paper in half twice to form layers of 8cm squares.

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Sunflower template
  1. Draw petals as shown above and cut out the flower shape from the open sides of the 8cm squares. Do not cut along the folded edges.
  2. Open the 3 flowers out flat.
  3. Glue the 3 tissue paper flowers to the back of the foam circle, staggering the petals to create the sunflower as shown below.
  4. Tape the drinking straw to the back of the sunflower to form the stem.

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Tissue Flowers

Tissue Flowers project

For our next flower crafts for kids project, let's try making some Tissue Flowers...

You will need:

  • Man size tissues*
  • Green chenille stems
  • Scissors
  • Felt-tip pens (optional)

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Here's how:

  1. Take two, 2-ply man size tissues (or one, 3-ply tissue), separate the sheets carefully and then put three of the sheets loosely back together.

  2. Starting at one of the short edges, fold the three sheets of tissue into a concertina (like a fan), each fold being about 1.5 to 2cm wide.

  3. Tie the folded tissue together at the centre using a green chenille stem. Don't cut off the chenille stem as this will form the flower stem.

  4. Cut about 3 to 4 cm off each side of the folded tissue.

  5. Whilst holding the stem, carefully open out the tissue fan on both sides to form a circle around the centre tie.

  6. Next carefully lift up each sheet of tissue (one by one) towards the centre to form the petals and create a flower shape.

  7. To finish shaping the flower, form your thumb and forefinger into an 'O' shape and gently pull the flower through, stem first.

  8. Use felt-tip pens to add a little colour to the edge of the petals if you wish (or colour the tissues with felt-tip pens at step 5).

  9. Twist the two ends of chenille stem together to neaten off.

  10. Add some paper leaves to complete the effect.

*NB: You could also use smaller coloured tissues to make a bouquet of flowers in assorted colours. With smaller tissues try using four sheets instead of three.

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Daisy Card

Looking for a really simple card making idea? Then try making my Daisy Card using just a few scraps of foam, paper or card.

You will need:

  • Blank card
  • Foam shapes or scraps of foam, paper or card
  • PVA glue
  • Pencil or pen and scissors
  • Envelope

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It's so easy to make. Here's how:

  1. Fold a piece of coloured card in half to form your basic card.

  2. Stick on foam or paper shapes as shown to form the daisy petals and centres.

  3. Add your message and any other decorations as required.

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Make this simple little Notebook as a useful gift for someone special.

You will need:

  • Small, budget-priced notepad (available from supermarkets etc)
  • Thin card
  • Embellishments - eg paper or foam shapes, stickers or other suitable motifs
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors and glue or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Felt-tip pens

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Here's how:

  1. Measure the existing cover of your notepad, then cut a piece of thin coloured card of the same width but approximately 3cm longer to make a new cover ready for decorating.

  2. Stick your new card cover over the original cover, folding the excess card length over the top/spine and sticking the edge into place at the back of the notepad. Now you have disguised the original cover and have a fresh cover to decorate.

  3. To decorate your notebook, cut a small piece of white or co-ordinating coloured card approximately 4cm square. Attach this to the front of the notepad and stick a foam flower shape on top. Cut a small rectangle from white or co-ordinating card approximately 4cm x 2cm, add the word "Notes" as shown and stick into place below the flower motif.

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This would make an ideal and inexpensive gift for any time of the year. Use flowers, teddy bears or butterfly motifs to create a birthday gift or a snowman or Santa for Christmas.

Change the word "Notes" to "Shopping List" and make a useful gift for Mum or Grandma. I'm sure it'll come in very handy!

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I hope you enjoy making these flower crafts for kids and that you'll be inspired to create more fun flower crafts of your own.

There are endless creative possibilites using tissue or crepe paper, fun foam, pom poms and chenille stems which I'm sure you'll have already in your craft box.

Don't forget that you'll find more flower crafts for kids on my Garden Craft page too.

Happy flower crafting!

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