Today’s 31 Days of Love craft is by the fabulous Oh Creative Day. She uses one of our favourite mediums and has created this lovely Paper Craft as a Valentine’s Crafts for Kids. Turn your kids doodle art into a delightful Painted Paper Flower Bouquet for Valentine’s. Having said that… I think they would be an amazing Mother’s Day Gift Idea too.. don’t you think? So very very pretty! And so simple to make!
PAINTED PAPER FLOWERS
Surprise your Valentine with these beautiful blooms that will never wilt. Nor will they make you sneeze! Best of all, they also make us of all the piles of kiddy artwork.
Or is it just me who has an ARTvalanche in the laundry?! I’m always looking for ways to repurpose kiddy artwork.
I’m Shannon and I’m a mum to 3 littles. I believe that reading and creating are as important as breathing. When I’m not mum-ing or teaching, I share my Read + Create adventures at Oh Creative Day to inspire others but mainly to avoid laundry and cooking dinner.
Painted Paper Flowers – Materials:
One of the reasons that I love this project is that it uses very few materials.
- Kids’ paintings or drawings
- Craft glue
- Craft sticks
How to make your a paper flowers bouquet from kids’ art:
- Select your artworks to cut up. I recommend involving your child in a discussion of what masterpieces to keep and which ones they are happy to part with. Cutting up a child’s artwork without their permission can result in a very angry artist. And, yes, I’m speaking from experience.
- This step is dependent on the age of your mini maker. Older children can examine flowers and cut out their petals independently. My eldest children are 3 and 5. I cut out the petals for them.
- Put a dot of glue on the tip of the petal and “build” your flower. Experiment with how many petals you add to each flower.
- Cut out a circle to create the flower’s stamen.
- Glue a craft stick to the back of you flower. Alternatively, you could use your flowers to create a colourful garland or greeting card.
- If you’re creating a bouquet of painted paper flowers for your Valentine, group together several flowers and hold in place with a ribbon.
Wishing you all a flower-filled Valentine’s Day!
Needless to say, these darling paper flower bouquets would also be a stunning gift on Mother’s Day!! Aren’t they delightful?
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