With Mother’s Day approaching, it is fun to have children make crafts that they can proudly give to their Mama’s. This is a quick and easy project your child can make with very few supplies.
You will need:
- Construction paper in flower color of choice (two sheets per flower)
- Green tissue paper
- If a sturdier flower is desired, additional construction paper, dowel or tree branch to use underneath tissue paper stem
When I was in college and graduate school, I was a recreation director and did a children’s art program every Saturday. We had lots of construction paper, tissue paper, glue and other basic supplies which I needed to find new uses for each week because I had the same neighborhood children hungry for art each weekend. One thing the children enjoyed making was construction paper and tissue paper flowers. Here is one variety that children who know how to use scissors can make and toddlers can help with the process. Take one sheet of construction paper and fold it in half horizontally (in a gentle way so that you do not have too many creases). Have your child (or help your toddler) cut strips all the way across without cutting all the way through the paper as pictured. If you have younger children who are newer to scissors, you may wish to draw lines on the paper to show them where to cut. Do this with two sheets.