How to Make a Big Big Flower Kids Activity

Kids will love creating big, big flowers for a pretend play garden. This painting activity is perfect for building big imaginations. 


cardboard flower craft for kids

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If you like to paint, this is one activity that provides lots of opportunity to do just that.

Getting started is as simple as recycling a large piece of cardboard. It's a perfect canvas for this painting activity, with plenty of room to build creativity and fine motor skills.

Big flower painting activity

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

The inspiration for this activity was packaging from a carton of dishes. The cardboard circles used in this tutorial separated the plates in the box.

The pie-shaped cuts in the cardboard give the circle a 'flower' appearance.

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


Related: Beautiful Flower Crafts for Preschoolers


Supplies for making a big flower

Big flower supplies for a preschool painting activity


  • cardboard
  • paint stir stick
  • paint



Instructions for making a big flower



Big cardboard flower craft for kids


recycled cardboard flower kids craft


This painting activity requires ample work space. Spread a large drop cloth over the floor or table.

Provide paint in a variety of colors and watch the flowers begin to bloom.

kids art cardboard canvas flower



Spread glue in the center of the flower. Add glitter and pompoms to the glue.

We only had a few yellow pompoms so we dipped a couple white ones in yellow paint.


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

Glue the stem to the back of the flower petals.


Preschool art activity painting big cardboard flowers



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

Glue leaves to the stem.


 flower craft for preschool using recycled cardboard


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!


More flower crafts from kids-activities bloggers!

Tissue Paper Flowers / The Kindergarten Connection

Pom Pom Flowers / The Best Ideas for Kids

Paper Flowers / Easy Peasy and Fun

Spring Flower Bouquet / iHeart Craft Things

Popsicle Sticks Flowers / The Resourceful Mama


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