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?
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If you like to paint, this is one activity that will provide lots of opportunity to do just that.
A big big flower requires a big surface to spread out the supplies and engage in the activity.
You'll also need a large drop cloth to protect the floor or table.
Supplies for making a big flower:
- pom poms
- paint stir stick
We used corrugated cardboard for the flower.
These round pieces with the pie-shaped cuts separated the plates in a new set of dishes we received as a gift.
The cardboard's 'flower' appearance sparked the idea for this project.
You can easily cut a similar round shape with petals from any large piece of cardboard.
Instructions for making a big flower:
1. Painting the flowers is where the fun and creativity begins! 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 green construction paper.
4. Glue the stem to the back of the flower petals.
5. Glue glitter to the center of the flower, 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!
More flower crafts from kid-friendly bloggers!
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Popsicle Sticks Flowers / The Resourceful Mama