Spring is in the air (well, almost) and we can’t wait to waltz through fields of wildflowers and frolic in the woods in search of fairies. OK, just kidding—we’ll settle for some milder weather and a new crop of seasonal crafts we can enjoy with our kids. Without further ado, here’s a roundup of flower crafts that promise to delight toddlers, adults and everyone in between.
30 Bright and Cheerful Flower Crafts
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The humble toilet paper tube is a mainstay of kiddie art projects, and it turns out this not so glamorous craft supply can be repurposed for decidedly sophisticated decor, too. Case in point, this dainty and eye-pleasing floral wreath—made entirely from (you guessed it) the bones of the bathroom staple. You’ll need 15 to 20 empty tubes, plus a can of spray paint to achieve a classier finish. (So grown-ups, do the painting, and let your kid help with the assembly).
Here, another seriously impressive decorative item made from recycled material. Believe it or not, this lovely wall hanging is merely a collection of cut up and painted egg cartons strung on twine that a grade schooler could accomplish. As for the finished product—it boasts an ethereal boho aesthetic that could fetch big bucks at, say, Anthropologie.
These cheerful egg carton flowers are cute as a button—you’ll need some of those—and a bouquet of ‘em makes a perfect gift for a teacher or loved one. Plus, both the crafting process and the materials required are basic enough that little kids can pull this one off with just a tiny bit of help and slightly older children can certainly fly solo.
Fresh-cut flowers add a certain je ne sais quoi to any room…for a couple days until they wither and die, at least. These borax crystal flowers, on the other hand, are every bit as beautiful and far more resilient. Best of all, there’s an educational STEAM experience that kids of all ages can benefit from built into this craft.
Jellybeans, robin’s eggs, peanut butter cups, or pretty much any small to medium sized treat from your Easter candy surplus can be used for this crepe paper project. Plus, even young children can participate at all but the hot glue gun stage of the process and, unlike some other kiddie crafts, the finished flowers are pretty enough to be proudly displayed.
Fine motor skills get a major boost from this jewelry-making craft, which involves nothing more than stringing beads and pre-cut felt flowers on a cord. Blessedly easy and plenty entertaining to make, this playful piece of wearable art is a winner on all counts.
The iffy name notwithstanding, we’re suckers for a cheery bouquet of black-eyed Susans. This faux version of the beloved flower is a cinch to make from felt and pom poms. That said, a hot glue gun and a bit of precision is required, so you’re best off crafting this one with a slightly older grade schooler with strong scissor skills.
Colorful tissue paper will do the trick, but we’re fans of using watercolor paints and coffee filters instead for a more creative process that yields a uniquely dyed and intricately layered paper flower. Psst: There’s no hot glue gun here, so kids of all ages can have at it.
Customizable and oh-so pretty, this floral wall sign promises to add a little personal flair to any bedroom—just scoop up some carved wood letters and faux flowers from your local craft store, hand over the hot glue gun and let your tween or teen take care of the rest.
Hand your child a heart-shaped cardboard trinket box to paint; then, stick a large, statement-making peony on top and the end result will inspire oohs and aahs, regardless of the age and artistic talent of its creator. File this one under ‘foolproof crafts for kids.’
It’s hard to beat a craft that begins with flower-picking on a beautiful spring day. Bring home all the treasure from your nature walk and then sit down with your child and some scrapbook materials to make a collection of greeting cards that puts Hallmark to shame.
A snip-snip here, a snip-snip there: Hand your little kid a pair of scissors, a pack of cupcake liners and a stack of colored paper for some fine motor practice and a creative project that’s destined for a spot on the fridge. And yes, there’s a free template for this one—but the craft is so straightforward, we kind of doubt you’ll need it.
Another wall sign craft with major tween and teen appeal—this ornate decorative piece boasts a personalized message and a boatload of flowers. The best part, though, is the creative and pleasantly meditative process (a la flower arranging) of carefully gluing all the blooms in place.
In case you missed it, drab egg cartons are actually just flowers yet to bloom. Here, the recycling bin staple gets dressed up with nothing more than some acrylic paint and a plastic drinking straw to create a sunny daffodil that will charm your little kid (and stand up to the heavy petting much better than any fresh flower could).
Another pot that takes inspiration from flowers in full-bloom (and houses them, too)—this project relies on the use of carefully molded and oh-so colorful polymer clay to transform a snoozy terracotta number into something truly unique. There’s nothing particularly challenging about this craft, but you’ll probably see more Pinterest-worthy results if you tackle it with an older kid or teen.