Lovely flower craft we made using leftover scrapbook paper scraps and construction paper. We had a chance to talk about patterns and shapes as well as practice gluing, punching and cutting properly.
- Patterned scrapbook paper scraps
- 1 piece of 11×17 construction paper
- 1 piece of colored construction paper
- 1 piece of green construction paper
- Fiskars heart shaped squeeze punch (optional)
I cut scrapbook paper scraps into the shape of flower petals. Each child glued the flower petals onto a piece of 11×17 construction paper. I used construction paper scraps from another project to cut a circle which my six year old glued to the center of the flower on top of the flower petals. Three year old glued on the stem which was cut from green construction paper scraps. Three year old punched scrapbook paper scraps of a different pattern into heart shapes using a Fiskars heart shaped squeeze punch. Six year old cut the hearts in half using scissors to form leaves. Three year old added the leaves to the stem using glue.
We used materials that I had on hand. You could alter this project by using all construction paper or all scrapbook paper. Also, if you don’t have 11×17 construction paper you can use a standard sheet of construction paper making sure to cut the flower petals smaller. It’s a pretty versatile project. Let your kids creative juices flow.