I’m a great believer that you can never have too many pretty things and this easy flower craft is the perfect way to brighten up the place! Although it looks easy (and it is, hurray!) there’s actually loads of opportunities for learning with this craft too. Plus it’s a great one for using up scrap bits of paper and card so if you’ve got a stack of stuff waiting to be recycled or sat in the back of your craft drawer then grab it now and let’s get making.
Free Flower Template
For this craft I originally drew the flower shape out freehand but if you’re worried about your petals looking a little lopsided (and mine sometimes do!) or just want a way to make this craft quicker to set up then grab our free flower template to use with this activity.
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Coloured card / glitter card
Easy Flower Craft:
Start by drawing a flower shape on some card, I tend to prefer card where possible to paper for kids crafts like this as they tend to look a bit floppy on paper with the extra weight of things stuck on? Plus if you end up using PVA glue instead of a glue stick it can get a bit sloppy, for this I would also recommend using a glue stick like a pritt stick as it dries instantly, much better unless your kids are happy to wait a day for it to dry!
Once your have your flower shape you are free to start decorating it. Mosaic crafts are a great way to use up any scraps you have from other crafts so we used a mixture of plain coloured paper and card and glitter card but you could use pages from magazines or comics just as easily. It’s a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills and you can also discuss different shapes too – did they cut out a square, a rectangle or a triangle? Grabbing hold of the small bits of card and getting them into the right place on the flower is good for fine motor skills too.
The same as with our mosaic heart craft, once you’ve finished filling up your mosaic flower you’re free to cut the shape out. It’s much easier to do it this way rather than cutting out the flower first as you’ll get smother edges this way and it’s harder to find mosaic pieces that will fit perfectly inside your flower.
More Easy Crafts:
Grab our free printable and collect wildflowers from the garden to make this easy nature tree craft.
Or make this paper plate Spring tree craft with it’s 3D blossom.
Finally why not check out my round up of over 40 spring crafts for toddlers, perfect for cheerful crafting inspiration.