Flower crafts are the perfect way to introduce spring into your home and this free printable tulip template makes it easy for you to do so.
Tulips are really cheerful with a basic shape that’s recognisable, making them perfect for kids activities.
They also come in tons of colours so whether you want to go for pretty pastel shades of pink and lilac or bold reds and yellows they are bound to look gorgeous!
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Free Tulip Template
I love tulip’s because they remind me of warmer weather. After a long cold winter seeing these bright flowers popping up everywhere feels so good, spring is definitely the season of hope and renewal for me!
Their simple outline means they’re really recognisable too, so they make a great activity for spring no matter if you just want to do some coloring or create some crafts instead like our ideas below.
We have loads of printable templates that you can download for kids crafts with butterflies, bees and dragonflies that would all go really well with this tulip.
If you ‘re looking at creating more flowers though why not check out our printable flower template which has more rounded petals. We also have a sunflower template and a daffodil template so you can create a whole garden of cheerful crafts!
Tulip Craft Ideas
Coloring is the most simple way to decorate this template and it’s a perfect activity for when you just need something super simple.
Grab crayons, markers or coloring pencils and color the petals and leaves your favorite colors or head for the paints instead and using tis as a painting template.
Mosaic crafts are really popular ones to do with kids as you can use them for practicing using scissors or for shape recognition as you look at the pieces you’ve cut out, which one is a square and which is a rectangle? It’s also good for fine motor skills too.
Mosaic crafts can also be a really good way to use up any scrap paper that you have at home such as old magazines or construction paper, any craft you can do on the cheap when you have young kids is always a good option!
I’ve made a mosaic flower craft previously that you can check out and this could be easily changed to make it into a tulip instead using this template.
Tissue Paper Squares
There are two different ways to decorate your paper tulip using tissue paper squares.
The most basic way is to cover your flower, leaves and stem in glue and simply stick the tissue paper onto it. You could talk about the different colors of the tissue paper as you do this if you like, for example choosing if you want to use green for your leaves.
Another way to decorate it is to scrunch up the tissue paper before you glue it down. You can also just use normal sheets of tissue paper for this rather than the squares, just tear the tissue paper to size. This gives more of a 3D craft and the tissue paper is really good for scrunching, you could also try crepe paper if that’s what you have at home.
For the second activity I’d recommend going with a liquid glue (school glue, PVA) rather than a glue stick as this tends to stick odd shapes better.
Bingo dabbers (I think these are called dot a dot markers in the USA) are the kind of craft material that you can pick up fairly easily in large cheap stores and they make a nice, different way to color in rather than just using normal markers.
Simply use them to make colored dots all over your tulip. You can make your dots with a little gap in between each one, similar to a mosaic, or do lots of dots close together to blend the colors.
You can use this template to make a stencil but cutting the shape out of this is going to be a job for grown ups rather than kids.
If you’d like to make a tulip stencil then print I’d recommend printing this onto cardstock rather than paper as painting stencils normally involves a fair bit of paint and you don’t want to risk it tearing when you paint it.
Once you’ve printed the template out you can carefully cut out the flower shape and then place it onto a piece of paper, you can now paint through it to make your tulip. You can use a paint brush but sponges, pom poms and scrunched aluminium foil also work really well for painting stencils with.
White paper is a good choice for your background paper with this so that any colors you paint with will show brightly.
If you feel like embracing the mess then finger painting is a great option and I think it makes for a good keepsake too.
More Flower Crafts and Activities for Kids
These coffee filter flowers were such a fun thing to make with my daughter and we both loved the way they turned out.
These frozen flowers are another activity my kids really enjoyed. They’re perfect for some simple sensory play and with a little bit of preparation they’re really easy to make, we’ve got a tutorial video to show you how we make them too.
These cupcake liner flowers are a great way to practice scissor skills and they’d look great on the front of a card for Mothers Day too.
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