Cardboard Flowers Craft for Kids

5.10.2021

These cardboard flowers are the perfect art and craft project for for kids to do for spring crafting, Mother's Day, or for a fun boredom buster/ rainy day activity.  With this fun and easy art and craft using cardboard, your kids will have a blast creating a unique and colorful bouquet of flowers that will never fade away.  Grab a few simple supplies and start creating some beautiful cardboard flowers to display in your home! 


CARDBOARD FLOWERS
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My girls are always looking for a way to bring out our paint supplies, and these cardboard flowers were the perfect art and craft project to unleash their creativity and have fun together!  My 3 and 10 year old had a merry time painting and creating a lovely bouquet of cardboard flowers.

This art and craft using cardboard project:

  • makes for a easy and fun Mother's Day gift.
  • is a great way to enjoy spring crafting (can never have too many flower crafts after a long winter!).
  • is a simple project when kiddos are bored or stuck inside because of the rain (doesn't paint and a little mess lift everyone's mood a bit?!).  
  • is easy for kids of all ages to create.

CARDBOARD FLOWERS


Supplies:


CARDBOARD FLOWER CRAFT FOR KIDS


Have an adult prep the activity by cutting pieces of cardboard into 3(ish) inch circles.  Free hand is totally fine, but if you'd like an outline, simply grab a circular object and trace around it on a piece of cardboard.

I cut several large and small circles out from our embarrassingly large cardboard box pile that has accumulated in our garage.

With several circles cut, enlist your kids to start painting!  

FLOWER CRAFT FOR KIDS USING CARDBOARD

It was actually quite fun to watch my girls paint; they each had their own way of creating their cardboard flowers.  My 3 year old haphazardly painted with whatever colors were closest to her, whereas my 10 year old was thinking up all kinds of designs and was quite intentional with her color choices.

Both my girls had a great time creating together!  They typically play well with each other, but it's always nice to have an activity that a variety of age ranges and personalities can work on at the same time. 

painting cardboard flowers

FLOWER ART AND CRAFT USING CARDBOARD


Encourage your child to paint a large and small circle.

Once dried, use a glue gun to adhere the small circle on top of the large circle.  To finish off the flower, glue a pom pom to the center of the small cardboard flower.

Glue a green craft stick to the back of the cardboard flower.  Alternatively, if you do not have green craft sticks, paint the 'natural' colored sticks green.

With some cardboard scraps painted green, cut and glue them to the craft stick to make leaves.

painting flowers art and craft using cardboard

And no surprise to us, but we painted MANY cardboard flowers-- we simply couldn't just paint one!  My girls created enough to make two bouquets!

CARDBOARD FLOWER BOUQUET KIDS CAN MAKE


Whether you make one or several, add this kids flower craft to your spring decor by adding it to a vase or extra pot you have.

To fill in the pot, we added some green shredded paper and tissue paper.

flower art and craft using cardboard


Have fun and get creative creating some unique cardboard flowers of your own.  Keep it simple with paint or add some fun extras like:

  • glitter
  • sequins
  • buttons
  • sharpie marker designs
  • stickers
  • ... the sky is the limit!
To create ''petals'' from the cardboard flower, snip slits around the outside of the large circle.


kids flower craft

Bring out the paints and make some cardboard flowers today!  They are a FUN and easy spring craft for kids of all ages!  

flower art and craft using cardboard

FLOWER CRAFTS FOR KIDS




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