Flower craft for kids

This flower craft for kids comes in four designs, making a beautiful mixed bouquet. It’s made from simple craft supplies, is easy to make, and lovey to give as a gift of have as a decoration to celebrate spring. Here’s how to make each type of flower.

flower craft for kids

Flower craft for kids

There are four design ideas here suitable for all ages so you can pick your favourite or make them all! We’re using egg boxes, cake cases and tissue paper for the flowers. For the stems, bendy drinking straws are perfect, as you can tilt the flower heads in the vase,  and pipe cleaners work well too.

egg box flowers

Egg box flowers

These are super simple and great for toddlers as anyone can paint and sprinkle some glitter. To make them: Cut out some flower shapes from egg boxes. Mix a little glue in with your paint and then put the paint on your flowers. Sprinkle on some glitter and leave them to dry. Make a little hole in the centre of your flower and poke through a bendy drinking straw or pipe cleaner to make your stem.

cake case flowers

Cake case flowers

These are good for younger children too, especially fans of glue and glitter. To make them:  Glue a mini cake case inside a bigger one. Choose some coloured or patterned cake cases, or decorate some plain ones. You might like to turn the cake cases inside out so you can see the colours and patterns. Add a blob of glue in the centre of each flower and around the outer edge, then sprinkle on some glitter. Once they are dry you can stick a pipe cleaner or drinking straw on the back with glue or (our preference) sticky tape.

tissue paper flowers

Simple tissue paper flowers

This design is better suited to slightly older children, as toddlers can find it quite tricky to use a pincer grip to scrunch up the flowers. To make them: Layer three to five squares or circles of tissue paper, whichever colours you love. Pinch the centre of the tissue paper and scrunch a little to make your flower shape. Use sticky tape to fasten the flower around a bendy drinking straw or pipe cleaner.

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Opulent tissue paper flowers

I think these opulent flowers are my favourite of the four styles but they’re a little tricky for younger children who find the concept of folding one way, then the other, to make the concertina shape a little difficult. You can of course give them a try but your toddler and pre-schoolers might find the other designs easier to make themselves.

To make the opulent flowers: Layer four rectangular pieces of tissue paper (we used approx. 10cm by 30cm sizes). Fold them in a zigzag concertina shape. Fasten in the centre with a piece of thread or yarn (or wrap with your pipe cleaner stalk). Open out the concertina on each side.

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Then, crinkle up each layer of tissue paper to make the ruffled petals. (If you’re not using pipe cleaners) thread a drinking straw through the thread at the back, bend it over and use some sticky tape to hold your stalk in place.

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  1. says

    How lovely! Neat Ideas! We had also created Egg foam flowers. We had mod podged tissue paper to the egg foams. May be during spring break we will try to make daffodil flowers and the tissue paper flowers!

  2. says

    you have such lovely ideas on your site! my daughter is now 19 months old and we have so much fun doing the activities you share with us. today is a perfect day for making flowers 😉 thank you for keeping our days so filled with fun xoxo

  3. Kerri says

    Oh my goodness! I love everything about this project! I adore vibrant colors and glitter. I am definitely saving it to do one day!

    Thanks so much!


  4. says

    Great ideas for flowers! I also like making cut outs of hands, and wrapping them around straws to make them look like lilies.

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      That’s a lovely ideas Holly – I always like handprint crafts. Thanks for the idea.

  5. says

    Wow, I made so many tissue paper flowers as a kid. I cannot believe I’ve not tried it with my kids. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. says

    These are fab! Thank you so much for linking up to the Resource Centre! There are so many teachers out there who get stuck for ideas! See you next week!

  7. Victoria says

    Brilliant site and gorgeous idea. I have four kids of different ages and it can be difficult to stimulate them all at the same time. The wee ones are doing the egg box ones and bigger the opulent ones. Thank you.

    • Cathy @ NurtureStore says

      Thanks Victoria. I have an age gap with my girls so I’m always trying to think of something that suits them all – glad you liked this idea.

  8. says

    I once made over two hundred of those tissue paper flowers for a play prop in high school, but I’ve never made them with my kids! Time to change that!!!

    Thanks for linking up to the all year round spring carnival =)

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