Flower Crafts

Sometimes, when we pick a flower on our walk and press it to our nature diary, we do some arts and crafts related to that plant. It helps my daughter learn and practice the names and the parts of the plants in English and in Hungarian.

 

 

Snowdrop Craft

 

 

 

 

A great snowdrop craft from Krokotak. It's easy to make, especially because there is a step by step picture guide on their website.

Vocabulary: paper, scissors, cut, fold, glue, stick, snowdrop, flower, stem, leaf, leaves

Cut three stripes of white paper. Fold them in half. Cut the leaves, the stem and a semi-circle for the flower out of green paper. Now, stick the parts to make a snowdrop.

 

 

Tissue Paper Spring Flowers

 

 

 

 

We used tissue paper to make forsythia and cherry blossom (the idea comes from Pink and Green Mama)

To create the stem and the branches of the forsythia and the cherry blossom, we add a puddle of very watery brown paint at the bottom of the paper, then use a drinking straw to "blow" a branch shape. Then we crumple small pieces of tissue paper and glue them onto the branches.

Vocabulary: cherry blossom, branch, forsythia, tissue paper, drinking straw, paint, blow, crumple, stick, scissors, square

Here's a drinking straw. Blow the brown paint to form a branch. It's not easy, is it? Now, put the branch aside to dry and let's cut the tissue paper into small squares. Here are your scissors. Crumple the tissue paper into small balls. these will be the cherry blossoms. Has the branch already dried? Stick the cherry blossoms on the branch.  

 

 

Dandelions with Fork

 

 

 

 

We create the yellow dandelions with a fork (the idea comes from Crafty Morning).

 

Vocabulary: dandelion, fork, paint, dip, press, circle, stem

 

Dip the back of the fork into the yellow paint. Now, press it down on the paper. Pull it back. Dip the fork again in the paint and press it down so that you start forming a circle. Fill in the middle. Would you like to add some orange, too? Let's draw the stem.

 

 

Fingerprint Dandelions

 

 

 

 

We make a brown fingerprint first. While it is drying we draw the stem of the dandelion. Then dip our fingertips into white paint to make the dandelion puff. (from Crafty Morning)

 

Dip your thumb into brown paint and press it onto the blue paper. Draw the stem with a green crayon. We should wait for the brown paint to dry. 

Dip your fingertip into white paint. Press it onto the blue paper. Let's form the dandelion puff with white fingertip dots.

 

 

Tulip Prints (from Crafty Morning)

 

 

Dip your thumb into red paint and make a circle shape with your prints.Do  4 or 5 thumbprints only.

We should wait for the red paint to dry. Is it ready, what do you think? Can we continue? Dip your pointer finger into black paint and dab the middle of each poppy.

Take a small paintbrush and put a dot of yellow paint in the middle of each flower. Paint the stem of the flowers. Now, take a bigger paintbrush and make a lot of X’ at the bottom to make grass. This picture looks wonderful!

 

 

Fingerprint Poppies (from Crafty Morning)

 

 

 

 

Dip your thumb into red paint and make a circle shape with your prints.Do  4 or 5 thumbprints only.

We should wait for the red paint to dry. Is it ready, what do you think? Can we continue? Dip your pointer finger into black paint and dab the middle of each poppy.

Take a small paintbrush and put a dot of yellow paint in the middle of each flower. Paint the stem of the flowers. Now, take a bigger paintbrush and make a lot of X’ at the bottom to make grass. This picture looks wonderful!

 

 

Flower Petal Fashion

 

 

 

 

 We had a peony in a vase, but it started to drop its petals and Adele became sad over it. So, we decided to create something out of the still beautiful petals. 

What should we make from these beautiful petals? Why don't we make a dress out of them? Let's draw the head and neck of the girl. Add the eyes, nose, mouth, and hair. She's got long blond hair. Who is she? I, see. So, you draw a picture about Rapunzel. Let's make a dress out of the peony petals. Don't forget to draw Rapunzel's arms and legs. She looks wonderful. I like her new dress.

 

 

 

 

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