Flower Child | Getting Crafty with Flowers

I have always had a fascination with flowers. I spent hours as a child picking flowers, drying flowers, making potpourri, etc… My father also grew roses so he could cut them for me and my mother. He also gives us flowers for special occasions. As an adult, I have started to grow my own flowers so I can make my own vases and dried flowers. My children also love everything flowers – living or created on paper. I love sharing this with my children! Here are some great crafts to help you and your children get into the love of flowers as well.

Making Flowers – Flower making is a common activity for children – but several of these activities put a new spin on things. One of the reasons why I love flower activities is because they make great gifts! Why not make gift giving fun, beautiful, and educational?

This craft is great because it doesn’t matter the age and can be completed numerous times with minimal effort:

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Here is a great easy way to make flowers with stamps:

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I love this craft because it would make a fantastic gift as well:

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Here is another creative way to make flowers:

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Here is another great way to make flowers with stamps:

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I love this stamping activity using actual flowers:

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This is my favorite stamping activity because it is easy and beautiful:

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I love these flower windows!

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Education and Flowers – One of the best things about flowers is that they make a great educational tool. There are so many things to discuss including the parts of a flower, how it grows, and regrowth. Here are some fantastic activities that will show your kids the glory of a flower’s growth.

I love how this activity shows the parts of a flower and uses vegetables for demonstration:

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Here is a great activity that can be done over and over while discussing parts of the flower:

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This is a great way to educate children on types of flowers:

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This is a great experiment, especially when discussing pollution:

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This is a great counting activity that involves the creation of flowers as well:

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Sensory Flowers – Flowers also make a fantastic sensory activity!! Whether they are with fake or real flowers they are a great way to add another level of play with children. I am sure both you and your children will enjoy these super fun activities.                                                                        

This is a great sensory activity with items that don’t cost a lot and can be found around the house:

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This is another great sensory activity that also creates flowers as well:

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This is a super fun sensory bottle using flowers:

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This is a great hands-on activity also showing the parts of a flower:

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Also if you’re interested in adding another level to your flower crafts you could always read one of these great children’s books about flowers:

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Looking for some of these crafts I had tried with my own children and others that I wanted to create with my children was so fun and really made me appreciate all those flower crafts I did growing up. So if you use these crafts because its springtime or as a gift – especially with Mother’s Day coming up – they are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. I hope you enjoy some of these projects and please feel free to send us pictures of the results – we would love the see the finished product!

Lauren Cop is a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor of ciao_laurencop_sig-01the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she helps teach at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Lauren {LAC} James
is a Sr. Designer of Product Graphics for an international manufacturing company by day and a creativity crusader, designer, planner extraordinaire, artist and blogger in her “free” time. Follow her and The Olive Shoe on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Pleasesubscribe to receive emails, of course, come back and visit again soon!

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