Summer is the perfect time to do crafts with kids and this Paper Flower Garden is a great project to do with kids of all ages. The end result looks super cute and is perfect to put up on display.
My kids love to do paper crafts. This project is great for kids of all ages, so it is perfect to do together as a family during the summer. Younger kids may need help cutting out the template, but they love designing their own little paper garden.
I’m a big fan of color, so I love how bright these can be when they are finished. I keep a rotating display of my kids artwork over my desk and these are such a great way to brighten up the room.
What I really love about this project is it leaves a lot of room for creativity. I generally like to give my kids as much artistic freedom as I can, but I also know that sometimes they like a bit of help getting started. With the template (download below) this projects gives kids the jump start they need but still lets them make this project completely their own.
Add glitter, sequins, paper scraps, and anything else you have on hand to allow your kids to customize this project just the way they want to.
To make it easy, here are some of the products we recommend for this craft project:
Colorations SMARTSTK Colorations Construction Paper Smart Pack (Pack of 600)Westcott 5Westcott School Left & Right Handed Kids Scissors, 5-Inch, Pointed Tip, Colors May Vary (6-Count)Crayola My First Safety Scissors, Toddler Art Supplies, 3ctElmer’s Washable School Glue 4 Fl Oz/118 Ml (Pack of 6)Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12 CountLineon 100 Pack Gel Pens Set, 50 Colors Gel Pens with 50 Refills Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing Doodling Art Markers320 Pack Gel Pens Set, Smart Color Art 160 colors Gel Pen with 160 Refills For Adult Coloring books Drawing Painting WritingSharpie 1949557 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-CountMy First Ticonderoga Primary Size #2 Beginner Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, 4 Pencils with Bonus Sharpener, Yellow (33309)X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety CapSilhouette America Portrait 2 Vinyl Cutting Machine
Paper Flower Garden Instructions
Prepare a piece of white stationary paper, it will be the canvas. You can customize the size of the canvas so keep it relatively larger than the template items. Trace the grass pattern on green craft paper and cut out the traced pattern. Cut a straight slit along the middle part of the grass pattern, lengthwise.
Apply glue along the sides and the bottom part of the grass cut out. Keep the top end glue free.
Carefully place the glued side on the canvas, making sure that the bottom ends of both the grass and the canvas are levelled.
Select different colored craft papers for the flowers, stem, leaf and butterfly. Trace the flower patterns on the selected papers. You may also create your own custom flower patterns. Cut out the traced patterns.
Use sharpie or gel pen to add some simple patterns on the flowers. Attach the leaf with the stem.
Prepare stems for each flower. Attach the flowers on the top end of the stem.
For the butterflies use any colored craft paper you want. Glue the body part on the middle of both wings. Cut out a strip from white stationary paper (same as the canvas). Attach the butterfly on the top end of the white strip.
Time to create the garden! Simply insert the bottom end of the stems through the slit of the grass. You may also insert the stems through the top open side of the grass.
Arrange the flowers however you want. And don’t forget to add the butterfly to the garden. Get creative and customize this project any way you’d like.
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