Saturday, September 06, 2014

Easy Preschool Paper Flower Craft

Kid-friendly Craft with Paper Flowers & Pipe Cleaners 

a simple DIY project for little hands ages 3 - 6 years old

preschool paper flowers and pipe cleaners kid craft diy project

I can't take credit for this sweet kid's craft. Nope. My daughter came up with this all on her own over the summer. She's pretty crafty like her mom and loves to use her kid-safe scissors. We spent many hours this summer (when it was way too hot to go outside) sitting and cutting paper flowers. These little pipe cleaner flowers make several bouquets around my house and decorate beautifully. And, better yet, they never wilt, fresh flowers year round courtesy of my precious girl :-)

MATERIALS:

Any paper will do - recycled, printer paper, construction paper, etc.
Pipe cleaners
Crayons, colored pencils, glitter or other embellishments (optional)

PIPE CLEANER PAPER FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS:

These are really self-explanatory from the photo. You simply freehand cut flowers of all shapes and sizes from any paper you like. When I was cutting them, I would stack a few sheets of white printer paper together to cut several at once. Then my little girl would put them on the pipe cleaners. She cut some flowers of her own too. To make it easier to put on the pipe cleaner, cut a small slit or notch in the center of each paper flower. Then insert the pipe cleaner and twist it at the top so it will stay in place for the stem. The kids could also color their flowers or add glitter or rhinestones for embellishment.

The photo below shows one of my paper flower bouquets on a shelf in my living room. My daughter helped me fill it. The decorated tin can is a peak at one of my upcoming craft tutorials to be posted this month. It is part of a complete set of pretty upcycled cans. Be sure to subscribe or follow my blog so you don't miss out on how to make your very own! Happy crafting!

easy craft for kids ages 3 to 6 years old using paper and pipe cleaners

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