The idea behind creating a paper flower garden is to let your child use the materials freely, with as little interference as possible. It took a little bit of prep ahead of time to make sure I had enough pieces ready prior to starting.
What you need to make a paper flower garden:
- Construction paper cut into various shapes: circles, squares, triangles, etc
- Poster board
What to do:
Cut a variety of basic shapes along with some more flower-shaped pieces (leaves, stems, etc). Place the pieces in a muffin tin and give your child some basic instructions: to use the long, skinny pieces for stems and the rest of the pieces as petals. Little ones may need a some help gluing the more slender pieces. Add some grass-like fringe to complete the look.
Expand this craft by making more intricate flowers and or painting the background. Older children can create complex landscapes. Tie this project into a home-school science lesson as you explore different types of flowers or trees.