The Weekend Project: Flower-Themed Crafts Perfect for Spring
May 13, 2022
I know, we are all looking forward to summer because the season almost equates to spending holidays at the beach or sunny destinations. But, hey, it is still spring, so let us make the most out of this pretty season by making arts and crafts with your kids.
Advantages of Doing Crafts at an Early Age
1. It helps in teaching shapes, colors, recognizing patterns and numbersBy using colored materials such as papers, pencils, pens, and paints, and by cutting the papers into shapes, the kid will be able to recognize its name accordingly due to hands-on experience and repeated actions. The same goes for counting and recognizing patterns. Kids can practice their 1, 2, and 3’s by following the steps in the easy-to-do instructions, and even when counting the materials needed for a certain project.
2. It aids in developing fine motor skillsGrabbing a paintbrush, crayon or pencil helps in developing the muscles and grip. The skill will, later on, be advantageous when they are doing basic tasks like tying the shoelaces, buttoning their coats, writing their first words, and the like.
3. It helps build resilience and patienceDoing crafts takes time and a lot of patience. One needs to follow instructions and it may not give results perfectly right away. Thus, it teaches them that tasks may be hard to succeed on the first try, and it is perfectly fine to make mistakes because that will help them look for solutions instead and not make tantrums.
4. It helps encourage critical thinkingCrafting involves processes. And along the way, the kids will naturally have to think through on the next step to take, as well as the end product.
Easy and Simple Flower-Themed Crafts You Can Enjoy Doing
Cherry Blossom tree out of bubble wrapWhat is spring without Cherry Blossoms, right? The tree has been a symbol of spring. And it does not come as a surprise that the pink blooms enliven anyone’s spirit when you see one, especially when the blooms fall as if it is pink rain in the springtime. So, this craft is an ode to the beautiful trees. Here’s what you need:
- Bubble wrap
- Stock card (color of your choice)
- Paint (brown, pink, and white)
- Paint the basic tree shape using the brown paint. Another option is to let your kid do hand painting instead.
- Cut out a small portion of the bubble wrap according to the size that the kid’s hand can handle.
- Using the pink and white paint, paint the individual bubbles to serve as the blooms.
- Then, turn the bubble wrap over, position it onto the tree, and press down.
- Repeat until the tree is covered with the blossoms.
Hyacinth flower out of bottle capsAnother spring staple is the hyacinth flower. Walk through any lush park, and you will find a hyacinth. So, here is a quick craft to commemorate the beauty of the flower. Here’s what you need:
- Bottle cap (for easier use, prepare the body of the bottle as well)
- Paint (purple)
- Cardstock paper (light blue or any color of your choice)
- Construction paper (green for the leaves)
- Cut out the green construction paper into stems. Glue them onto the cardstock paper.
- Dip the water bottle cap into the purple paint. Then stick them onto the cardstock paper, around the green stems.
- Repeat until you form the hyacinth flower.
- Leave the paint to dry.
- Stick excess green stems onto the sides of the hyacinth.
3D flowers out of tissue paper and cardboard tubeAside from the two earlier crafts that are two-dimensional, make the activity more interesting by making 3D art. Here’s what you need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Paint (green)
- Tissue paper squares (various shades of green, can be bought in craft stores)
- Tissue paper sheets
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Paint the cardboard tube with the green paint.
- Stick the tissue paper squares using a liquid glue and a paintbrush. This will serve as the stem of the flower.
- Let the glue dry completely.
- Cut out circles from the tissue paper sheets in groups of two to three different sizes. You can use craft scissors to make the edges look more crafty.
- Stack the circles on top of one another.
- Pinch the paper together by grabbing the center.
- Then, staple them together with the stem.
- Pull out the tissue paper petals until you achieve the desired look of the flower.
- To add to the overall look, you may glue a circle out of colored construction paper onto the center of the flower.