Corrugated Cardboard Flowers Preschool Painting Activity

You'll be delighted to welcome Spring with the colorful flowers kids make in this fun painting activity. And you'll be even more delighted with the easy setup using recycled cardboard and straws.

Spring flowers craft

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Spread signs of Spring around your home with these pretty kid-made flowers. All that is missing is the scent!

Spring flowers crafts

These pretty flowers are easy to make with corrugated cardboard. The ridges in the cardboard give the flowers added texture.

You can use regular cardboard or other textured papers if corrugated cardboard is not available.

Supplies for cardboard flowers

Supplies for flower craft

  • corrugated cardboard
  • construction paper
  • straws
  • paint
  • glitter
  • glue


Instructions for cardboard flowers


Corrugated cardboard flowers


1. Cut 3" (8cm) diameter circles from corrugated cardboard.

2. Paint with pretty colors. Allow to dry.

3. Make two holes in the middle of the circle with a hole punch.

4. Cut slits around the circle to make 8 petals.


Flowers craft with pollen

3. Insert a straw through the center holes for a stem.

4. Spread glue over the portion of the straw which shows in the center of the flower.

5. Sprinkle glitter or paper confetti over the glue for pollen.

6. Cut out leaves from construction paper, then glue to the straw.

 Flowers painting activity

Proudly display the flowers in a vase to welcome spring and summer. You can also smell their scent!


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