Whatever the season, taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer is what the doctor ordered. Whether it may be gardening, taking a leisure stroll, or creating fun art with your kids. Making and playing with actual flowers is a really entertaining way to get kids outside and interacting in the natural world, especially when you want to pry them away from the digital screens.
Still trying to figure out where to start? Well, there are a ton of kid-friendly activities that you can do with nature! Planting a flower garden, going on a nature walk to look for wildflowers, or doing fresh flower crafts for their next creative project is only the tip of the ice burg. Here are some art project inspirations for kids using flowers that’ll keep them busy for hours! Parents, join in too!
Kids Flower Art Projects
Like many other natural things, real flowers are a great FREE creative material. Just take a look at all the unique ways you can use fresh flowers to create nature-inspired crafts!
Pressed Flowers Bookmarks
It’s very easy to make and suitable for children of all ages to make this nature-themed bookmark project. Children will enjoy pressing flowers and leaves and then using natural materials to make their own bookmarks in various ways.
- Go for a walk in the woods or backyard to gather some tiny flowers and leaves.
- Put your flowers and leaves inside the pages of a heavy book, and press them there for three days.
- After pressing and drying your flowers and leaves, carefully take them out of the book.
- Cut a piece of cardboard to the size you want for your bookmark.
- Create a design with the pressed flowers and leaves on your cardboard. Once you’re satisfied with the layout, glue the flowers and leaves to the bookmark securely.
- Laminate your bookmark. And you’re done!
Easy Flower Crown For Kids & Adults
A brilliant approach for children or adults to finish off the perfect look for any event is with a flower crown! Fresh flowers are your best bet if you want to create a lovely flower crown that captures the season’s beauty. Find out how to create an easy floral crown!
What You’ll Need
• Floral tape, scissors, craft wire, wire, and fresh flowers of your choice.
- Bend the wire into the required shape and size. To get the best fit, wrap it around your head. Trim the extra wire. Use floral tape to connect the ends.
- Attach the flower stems to the floral wire using floral tape. There’s no right or wrong way to do this. That’s what creating art is all about, fun and individualistic.
- Add extra flowers on the stems to get a seamless look. Attach flowers with one face facing outward to make your crown stand out. Layer your flowers until you’re happy with your crown.
A flower sensory bottle can keep kids occupied long after they have finished creating their artwork. You only need a few tiny, simple blooms, and even dandelion flowers will suffice. Nothing fancy. Just note that the flowers don’t last long, so it’s unsuitable for kids who get attached to their creations.
What You’ll Need
• A clear bottle, small flowers of your choice, glitter or tiny beads.
- Add water to the bottle. Add some glitter, acrylic gems, beads, flowers cut off at the stem, and cap off the bottle.
- Add green electrical tape to the bottom of the bottle to represent “grass” and blue electrical tape to the lid to represent “the sky.” There you have it! The kids will be entertained for hours.
Painting Using Flowers
Who needs a paintbrush when painting fresh flowers are so much more enjoyable? Let the kids get their hands dirty by painting the flower stems and using the petals as stamps. They can even use the actual flower for painting. Give them creative freedom! Even though it’s a very straightforward craft, there is a heck of a lot of space for imagination which is great for their little developing minds. Plus, it’s a great way to give a bouquet about to wilt greater purpose, don’t you think?
Floral Bath Bombs
Make bathtime fun for the kids using their creations! You’ll never have trouble getting the kids to take a bath after this, and it’s so fun to watch the flowers magically appear! We like using rose petals for this project as they smell divine and look pretty. This project is a little more complicated, but it’s worth it, and the kids will be so proud of their masterpieces.
What You’ll Need
• Dried rose petals, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, 2 tsp olive oil, rose essential oil, silicone moulds, and water.
- Combine ten drops of rose essential oil, 7 ounces of sodium bicarbonate, 3.5 ounces of citric acid, two tablespoons of olive oil, and some crushed rose petals.
- To make the mixture hold together when pressed, add 1 to 2 tsp of water.
- Place the remaining petals at the bottom of the silicone moulds and press the mixture firmly on top.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before removing from the moulds.