Inside: This colorful spring toddler and preschool flower craft is so easy to make and looks adorable hanging in the home or classroom!
If you are looking for a toddler or preschool flower craft for your gardening theme, you are going to love this idea.
It’s one of my favorite paper plate creations because the children love the process!
Lots of painting, some gluing, and the most colorful flowers just like those in our school’s garden.
A fun activity to embrace spring!
Easy Toddler and Preschool Paper Plate Flower Craft
Spring is such a beautiful time in our preschool play area, with colorful flowers popping up all over.
The children love to wander over and touch the flowers, maybe even bending down to smell their scent.
When we go on spring nature walks we call out the colors we see in the various flowers along the paths.
This is also when we have a flower market in our dramatic play area, with bunches of pretend flowers displayed on tables and shelves.
Since there are so many flowers around us, why not make some at the art table?
That’s exactly what we did, and the activity was a hit with both our toddlers and our preschoolers.
What You Will Need for Your Toddler and Preschool Paper Plate Flower Craft
We used basic materials for our spring flowers – everything was already in our storage room!
- paper plates
- paint (we used florescent paint for a more vibrant color, but that’s optional)
- white cupcake liners
- white condiment cups (this is optional – we happened to have some on hand)
- jumbo craft stick
- green paper cut into small leaves
- yellow pom poms
Preparing This Activity
Glue the white cupcake liner to the middle of the paper plate.
If you are also using a condiment cup, glue it inside the cupcake liner.
Step 1: Painting the Flowers
Set trays at each child’s spot along with shallow containers of paint, a paintbrush, and the paper plate flower.
The children can then paint all around their flowers.
Once the flower is finished, paint the craft stick green (stem of the flower).
Let the paper plate flowers and the stems dry completely.
Then cut triangles out of the edges of the plate. (Children with good cutting skills can do this part themselves.)
Step 2: Putting the Paper Plate Flower Together
Once the paper plate flower and stem are completely dry and the edges cut, it’s time to squeeze some glue into the center of the flower and add the yellow pom poms.
Then, add glue to the bottom of the flower and add the stem (painted popsicle stick).
Glue the leaves on the stems.
Aren’t they colorful?
You could display them on a bulletin board along with butterflies to add even more spring to your classroom!
More Flower Activities
Check out this collection: Fun Preschool Spring Activities Using Flowers
More Spring Crafts
Head on over here: 13 Easy and Fun Spring Crafts
Spring Lesson Plans
I’m so excited to be one of the authors of these hands-on lesson plans for toddlers and for preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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