How to make paper Flowers with Your Kids

Craft activities are something that keeps children engaged creatively for a long time. You can think of doing some papercraft activities with your preschoolers as it will allow them to express their creativity and learn new skills. Child care center teachers encourage their students to do papercraft activities as it helps them to develop their motor skills, cognitive skills and make them emotionally independent. It also develops their imagination power. If your little ones show some interest in papercraft activities, here you can find some easy-to-follow and great papercraft ideas that you can try out with them.

Scribble Art Flowers: Making scribble art flowers with paper is very easy and you do not have to buy any fancy expensive material to make these flowers.

What you will need:
  • Drawing sheets – 2
  • Color pencils, crayons, and watercolors
  • Paintbrush and water
  • Scissors and beads
How to make:
  • Let your kids scribble on the drawing papers using colored pencils or watercolors.
  • Once their scribbles get dried cut the paper into petal-shaped pieces.
  • Now take a blank drawing sheet and cut a small from it. Arrange and stick the petals around the circle and give it the form of a flower.
  • Your scribble flower is ready and you can keep it on their study table.

Paper Plate Flower: In Duarte, CA playschools, teachers encourage kids to make flowers using paper plates.

What you will need:
  • Paper plates
  • Watercolors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft sticks
How to make:
  • Ask your kids to draw a flower on the paper plate.
  • Now help them to cut along the outline and keep the rest of the paper aside.
  • Glue a craft stick at the backside of the center of the flower to make a stalk.
  • Cut out leaves from the extra paper and color it green. Now stick them to the craft stick.
  • Color the petals with your favorite color and the craft stick brown.
  • Your paper plate flower is ready and kids can use this flower as a gift to their siblings or friends.

Pop-Out Paper Cup Flowers: In Child care centers kids make these flowers using paper cups.

What you will need:
  • Paper cups
  • Crayons, watercolors
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
How to make it:
  • Cut the edges of the paper cups.
  • Make multiple cuts halfway down into the paper cups using the scissors.
  • Spread the cut sections out to give it a flower-like look.
  • Paint the petals in different colors.
  • Your bright colorful pop-out flowers will be ready in a few minutes.

Although making these paper flowers is very very easy, you should follow these safety tips while doing craft activities with kids.

  • Be ready with all the essential materials
  • Follow the instructions properly
  • Be always observant and never leave your kids alone while they are working with various materials
  • Sit in a place that is well lighted and clean
  • Wear necessary safety equipment
  • Use child-friendly materials
  • Be careful while using the scissors
  • Keep the first-aid box handy