How to Make a Big Big Flower for a Pretend Play Garden

To make a big, big flower you have to think big - big petals, big pollen and big leaves. In this activity, kids can easily do this with cardboard and paint and a big imagination! What will be growing in your 'pretend play' garden this season?

Big big flower craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

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A big big flower requires a big surface to spread out the supplies and do the activity. You'll also need a large drop cloth to protect the floor or table.

Big flower painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

Supplies for making a big flower:
  • cardboard
  • pom poms
  • stir stick
  • paint

We used corrugated cardboard for the flower. There happened to be a few pieces in this shape separating the plates in a new set of dishes we received as a gift. The cardboard's 'flower' shape sparked the idea for this project.

You can easily cut a similar round shape with petals from any large piece of cardboard.

 

Big flower painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

Big flower painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

Instructions for making a big flower:

1. Painting the flowers is where the fun and creativity blossoms! Provide lots of paint in a variety of colors and watch the flowers begin to bloom.

2. Paint a stir stick in a bright shade of green for the stem.

3. Paint pieces of cardboard for the leaves or cut them from construction paper.

Big flower painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

4. Glue the stem to the back of the flower petals. Glue glitter to the center of the flower if you like, then glue yellow pom poms in place. We only had a few yellow ones so we dipped a couple white ones in yellow paint.

5. Glue leaves to the stem.

Kids will have fun using their big imaginations to make big flowers.

Surprise family and friends with a big, big flower growing in your pretend play garden!

 

Products to help with your big, big painting activity:

Reusable Drop Cloth             Non-spill Paint Cups         Preschool Paint Brushes

                        

 

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