This is one of those crafts that was really a mommy project, while Travis played with all of the materials alongside me. Children in pre-school on up will love to help you put the flowers together though! When our flowers were finished, Travis loved “planting” them – more on that below!
To start, I shaped bright cupcake liners into various flower shapes – some with rounded edges and some with points. The cupcake liners were by far Travis’s favorite part of this craft, and he stacked them and filled them with pom poms while I worked.
For older children, you can trace the shape of the flower to cut, and have them practice with safety scissors.
Once you have enough flowers, trace a leaf shape on green construction paper and cut out. Kids will love helping to use a hole punch on each leaf.
Fold a green pipe cleaner in half, and thread one or two leaves onto each. Carefully poke the pipe cleaner “stem” through two or three cupcake wrappers, folding over the end to secure in place.
We tried gluing pom poms to the center of a few of our flowers, but they didn’t stay on very well. Oh well, they looked pretty even without the embellishment!
You can display your spring flowers in pretty vases…
Or plant them in dirt, as we did with an old prop from a Koala Crate.