Easy Yarn Wrapped Flowers Craft


Make a lovely spring flower bouquet using yarn!  Yarn wrapping is a great way to sneak in fine motor skills for toddlers and preschoolers-- though kiddos of all ages will enjoy this easy flower craft.  These beautiful yarn wrapped flowers are easy to do and are fun to make!  Create your own yarn wrapped flowers to enjoy all year-long.

yarn wrapping craft

I loved our yarn wrapped rainbows so much that I am sharing another activity involving yarn today for Fine Motor Friday... learn how to make these beautiful Yarn Wrapped Tulips.  This easy flower craft can be enjoyed all year long!

On a side note, I love that this Fine Motor series allows me to share my crafty ideas that are not necessarily homeschool related; partaking in this series has been so fun for my kiddos and we hope you have been inspired by all the fine motor activities from us and fellow co-hosts!

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Anyways, it seems like our yarn wrapped rainbow craft was a big hit with many of you, too.  Yarn wrapping is a great way to sneak in fine motor skills for your little ones!  Fine motor skills such as Pincer grasp, wrist rotation, hand-eye coordination and more are strengthened through this simple yarn wrapping craft!

With spring upon us and being inspired by our yarn wrapped rainbows, we pulled out our stash of yarn and used it to wrap cardboard shaped tulips; a wonderful fine motor skills craft for Spring


would make a lovely, lasting bouquet for a loved one {Ahem! Mother's Day is coming up!}

Yarn Wrapping


How to Make This Easy Flower Craft

Set up was simple; I free handed some tulips on a piece of cardboard and had the kiddos wrap them up with yarn.

I cut slits along the edges of the tulips to make it easier to wrap the yarn.

The tulips seemed to be a bit trickier than the rainbows, so be ready to help out, if needed.  With little ones, tuck one end of the yarn into a slit or tape it down to the back of your tulip.

Then, wrap away to your hearts content!  Wrap the yarn side-ways, diagonally... any which way- the point is to strengthen fine motor skills while covering the flower with yarn.

yarn wrapping flower craft

We started wrapping them over the brown cardboard, but once we had made several, I realized I didn't like the brown showing. 

So... after they were wrapped, I quickly colored in the brown spots with a coordinating color marker.

However, that is personal preference-- not something you have to do.

easy flower craft

To make the stem, Big Brother and I colored some craft sticks green and slid them onto the back of the tulip.

Finally, add them to a jar and you have a beautiful and easy flower craft that sneaks in plenty of fine motor practice!  Enjoy these yarn wrapped flowers all year long!

If you are gifting this sweet bouquet to someone you love, you might also like our Photo Flowers-- another lovely keepsake!

yarn wrapped flowers

More Spring  Activities:

This post is part of an ongoing series, Fine Motor Fridays.  Take some time to see what the other creative co-hosts are sharing today!

99 fine motor ideas for ages 1 to 5

Looking for more ways to learn and play this spring?  Check out our SPRING Preschool Unit Lesson Plans:   

“Celebrate the beauty of spring flowers, rain showers and sprouting gardens with 24 interactive playful learning activities.”  

Enjoy literacy, math, science, art, music, gross motor, fine motor, and sensory activities through spring theme lessons tied to popular children's literature titles such as:
• The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
• Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

• The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller 

spring theme for preschool


  1. How lovely these came out! And you're right - great Mother's Day gift!

  2. Georgina @ Craftulate1:00 PM, May 02, 2014

    Oh oh! These are adorable!

  3. What an awesome fine motor activity!! They came out so pretty!

  4. This is so cute! I want a yarn wrapped tulip bouquet!

  5. LOVE the tulips!!, BEAUTIFUL idea!!!, xo

  6. Whispered Abundance9:36 PM, May 02, 2014

    Finally I am getting disqus to load. Ugh! It has taken me weeks to figure out "why" but it's so frustrating because there isn't even an error message. Just in case anyone has a problem commenting, they may be using Avast and need to disable the extension before disqus will fully load and give you a box to comment in.

    ...on to a comment :) These tulips are just darling! Reminds me of our HOD lesson on tulips a while back.

  7. School Time Snippets11:13 PM, May 02, 2014

    Thanks, Samantha! Looks lovely on my kitchen counter ; )

  8. School Time Snippets11:14 PM, May 02, 2014

    Thank you, Emma! I smile every time I look at them : )

  9. I like this idea, did it take you long to make these?

  10. School Time Snippets8:22 AM, May 03, 2014

    YES! You are right, it does remind me of the Holland/ Tulip lesson in HOD-- totally forgot about that!

  11. Cassie Osborne6:10 AM, May 04, 2014

    I love yarn crafts. they are so much fun! Great ideas.

  12. JoAnne M. Campbell9:43 AM, May 05, 2014

    An awesome project! I'm certain each child would enjoy doing these!

  13. Clare Swindlehurst2:31 PM, May 08, 2014

    I love this activity - so simple but it looks so effective! I'm hosting a party and inviting you to come link this up - http://www.supermommyclub.com/super-mommy-club-week-3/

  14. I love this and think that it would make a great Thank You teacher gift - I am featuring it on the Kids Coop thank you for linking up.

  15. Adorable flowers! I featured them last week on Mom's Library but didn't get a chance to stop by and tell you!

  16. Camille Gillham1:09 AM, May 21, 2014

    How cute are these! Such a great idea- definitely going to be doing these soon! Thanks!

  17. School Time Snippets10:04 AM, May 23, 2014

    Oh Ashley, I did see that... and I linked up and totally forgot to tell you thank you! I appreciate it! : )

  18. School Time Snippets10:05 AM, May 23, 2014

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy the activity-- they look great sitting on my kitchen counter : )

  19. No problem. lol I felt bad for not letting you know last week, but I was away from internet! Super cute! :)


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