Corrugated Cardboard Flowers Preschool Craft

You'll love the colorful flowers kids can make with this fun painting activity. You'll also love the easy setup using recycled cardboard and straws.

Preschool recycle craft painting cardboard flowers

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Signs of Spring are easy to spread around your home with these pretty kid-made flowers. The activity uses everyday materials such as paper, scissors and glue, along with some glitter or homemade confetti.

Note: Biodegradable glitter is recommended over traditional glitter which is not environmentally friendly. You can also choose to make your own paper confetti to use as 'pollen' for the flowers. This card-making post shows how we made the paper confetti.

Make a bouquet of flowers for a special occasion or to display as a decoration. All that's 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.

This activity is great for supporting early childhood skills. Kids can be creative with the colors of the flowers they make. They'll use their fine motor skills to cut paper with scissors and put the flower pieces together with glue.

Supplies for cardboard flowers

Summer flowers art activity for preschool



Instructions for cardboard flowers


Cardboard flowers craft for kids


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

2. Paint with pretty colors. Allow to dry.


Recycled materials flower craft for preschoolers


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

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


Summer preschool craft flowers with glitter and straw

5. Step 1: Insert a straw through the center holes for a stem. 

  • Spread glue over the portion of the straw which is visible in the center of the flower.

6. Step 2: Sprinkle glitter or paper confetti over the glue. This is the pollen! 

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

 Cardboard flowers preschool painting activity

Proudly display the flowers to welcome spring and summer. You can almost smell their scent!


Flowers cardboard craft for preschool and kindergarten


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