Thursday, 20 March 2014

Paper Flowers, a simple Mother's Day craft

It was my turn to bring the craft to our toddler group this week and the theme was Mothers, for Mother's Day. So I created a paper flower craft.

Paper flowers for Mother's Day

 It had to be simple because the majority of the group are two and three years old, so it's a basic glue stick and one piece of sticky tape make.

 How to make: I cut out flower shapes in a range of colours and sizes, some small circles for the middle of the flower, a leaf shape and a pipe cleaner for the stalk.
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The flowers were then layered on top of each other and stuck with a glue stick to make the flower, the green pipe cleaner was stuck on with sticky tape and the leaves again with the glue stick.

I went a bit fancy with my test version and stuck another flower shape on the back to cover up the pipe cleaner but it didn't work with the preschoolers, as they weren't fussed about having a neat finish.

Anyway, as an easy under fives craft it worked fantastically, so I thought I'd share. Happy Mother's Day.