Springtime is the perfect time to get creative with your kids, and flower crafts are a great way to do just that! You can make flowers using so many things, like cardboard tubes, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and pasta. The sky is the limit.
They say April showers bring May flowers, and we agree. These flower craft ideas are the perfect way to spend a rainy day indoors doing something creative.
Fantastic Flower Crafts for Kids
Ready to make a pretty bouquet or fancy flower? Grab your craft supplies and get started on one of these projects today!
1. Pipe Cleaner Flower Card
Make a pretty pipe cleaner flower card to brighten someone’s day. This craft from Kids Activities is the perfect greeting for Mother’s Day or for a ‘Get Well Soon’ card for someone who’s under the weather.
2. Flower Bracelets
Kids will love decking themselves out in flower bling! Follow the tutorial from Our Kid Things to make these stunning flower bracelets. You’ll need a toilet paper roll, cardstock, sparkly gems, and a few other bits to have a few ready in no time.
3. Gelatin Flower Suncatcher
Have you ever preserved flowers in gelatin? It’s a unique way to preserve petals so that you can study them. It’s more environmentally friendly than using plastic wrap but still provides that transparent property that captures the gorgeous colors of the flowers. Find out how at Thimble and Twig.
4. Parts of a Flower Craft
Learn about the parts of a flower with this printable craft from ABCs of Literacy. It’s a fun addition to a science unit about plants and lets kids practice their scissors skills at the same time.
5. Handprint Flower Card
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a handprint flower card from Simple Everyday Mom that’ll allow Mom to keep a memento of her child’s tiny handprints forever. You only need paper, scissors, and glue for this craft, so it’s ideal for making in the classroom.
6. Origami Tulips
The art of origami is a wonderful pastime for relaxing while engaging in a creative activity. These easy origami tulips from Red Ted Art are terrific for preschoolers and beginners, but older kids will enjoy them, too.
7. Pom Pom Flower
What could be sweeter than a flower with your child’s face in the center? This pom pom flower from The Best Ideas for Kids will make a fun gift for the grandparents or a cute decoration to put on the fridge for the spring season.
8. Chalk Pastel Flowers
If you don’t mind a little mess, chalk pastels are so worth it. These chalk pastel flowers from Projects with Kids are stunning against the black paper and will look lovely adorning the fridge for all to see.
9. Flowers in the Garden
If allergies or other circumstances keep you from planting a flower garden, you can enjoy one indoors that won’t trigger a sneezing fit. These adorable flowers in the garden from Non-Toy Gifts incorporate painting, paper crafts, and weaving into one fun project.
10. Flower Magnets
Grab your stashes of felt and buttons and turn them into adorable flower magnets you can use to spruce up your fridge. The magnets are simple enough for young children to make. They’ll beam with pride when they see their artwork pinned up by one of these pretty magnets from Kids Activities Blog.
11. Flower Painted Rocks
Brighten up your desk or garden with flower painted rocks. These designs from Projects with Kids are super simple to paint. The cheerful colors are sure to make kids smile.
12. Spring Flowers Collage
If you’re looking for a simple flower craft for the classroom, look no further than this pretty flower collage made with paper flower pieces. The template from Taming Little Monsters makes this craft a cinch to complete.
13. Pasta Flower Craft
Use various pasta shapes to make flowers of all shapes and sorts. Get some inspiration from Hello Wonderful’s pasta flower craft and then make some designs of your own.
14. Cupcake Liner Flowers
Head to your kitchen cabinets for some cupcake liners to make these pretty and simple cupcake liner flowers from Kids Activities Blog. Use different colors to create a pretty layered effect. Cupcake liners with fun prints or designs will look fantastic, too. Add buttons and sequins to the flower center to make it sparkle.
15. Egg Carton Flower Bouquet
Upcycle egg cartons to make an egg carton flower bouquet for Mom. This one will never fade! Not only is it a pretty craft, but this project from Finding Myself Young teaches children to upcycle and recycle rather than throw away.
16. Watercolor Flowers
3 Dinosaurs shares watercolor flower art that’s stunning enough to hang on the wall but simple enough for young kids to make. Work on tracing and other fine motor skills such as pincer grasp while painting.
17. Red Poppy Craft
Make some red poppies for Veterans Day or Remembrance Day. This red poppy craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom is a wonderful felt project that’s perfect for making a bouquet of faux flowers that will last a long time.
18. Paper Flower Lei
Whether you’re planning a luau, studying about Hawaii or just want to rock some flowers around your neck, this paper flower lei is stunning and simple. Get the template from Ruffles and Rain Boots to make one today. It’s perfect for family movie night, too. Moana again, anyone?
19. Tissue Paper Sunflower Craft
Crumpled tissue paper is fantastic for crafting. Plus, tissue paper is really inexpensive, which is a win in any parent or teacher’s book. Kids can cut or tear the tissue paper into pieces and scrunch it to make the pieces for this sunflower craft from Kids Activities Blog. Both cutting and crumpling paper is excellent for fine motor practice.
20. Flower Button Art
Do you have a collection of colorful buttons you’ve been meaning to use? Turn them into flower button art—a whimsical piece of wall art from The Best Ideas for Kids that’ll add some springtime cheer to any room.
21. Yarn Flowers
Bring out your yarn scraps to make wrapped yarn flowers with the kids. Kids construct their flowers using paper, pipe cleaners, buttons, and yarn. Wrapping the yarn around the flower heads and leaves is helpful for fine motor skills and gives the flowers a unique look. You’ll love this project from Little Bins for Little Hands.
22. Dancing Flowers Craft
These kid-made dancing flowers from The Soccer Mom Blog make a beautiful gift for Mom on Mother’s Day or her birthday. It’s an especially cute project for moms who enjoy gardening. You’ll need foam sheets, craft sticks, a photo, and a few other simple materials to complete this craft.
23. Kitchen Utensil Flower Art
Get some inexpensive kitchen utensils to use with paint for this fun process art activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning. Use a spatula, forks, a potato masher and other tools to make kitchen utensil flower art. You’ll be surprised at the interesting designs you can make.
24. Rolled Paper Hyacinths
Learn how to make rolled paper hyacinths like these from Artsy Craftsy Mom to decorate cards, make wall art, or just to add to your wall décor. Roll paper quilling strips into loose coils, and put them on either side of a flower template to achieve the perfect hyacinth.
25. Painting with Flowers
Instead of making a flower, use flowers to make art! Try painting with flowers of various types to create process art with the kids. This idea comes from Rainy Day Mum and is a fun, messy way to get creative on a rainy day.
Pin this list of flower crafts to come back to when you need a project to keep the kids entertained indoors.