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Flowers are some of the most beautiful things that can be found in nature. There are so many different kinds of flowers made up of different colors, shapes, sizes and features; and they smell wonderful also! Flowers also have an important purpose in nature as well. They provide food for bees, insects, butterflies bats and birds. These animals also help the flowers reproduce through a process called pollination.
One of the best ways to learn more about flowers and their characteristics is by doing projects and creating fun works of art that use flowers! Luckily, there are many creative ideas for you to give you fun ways to learn about many different types of flowers. The best part about these projects is that you can learn a lot about plants and flowers and have a lot of fun doing it!
Listed below are links to fun crafts and projects that use real flowers, fake flowers and a variety of other art materials. Read the information about each project, and then click the links to start endless fun and learning!
A great article explaining how to dry flowers, make dried arrangements and make Christmas greens using real flowers.
Another great article on tips for drying flowers as well as instructions on how to press and preserve flowers and leaves.
Make papier-mâché flowers using this papier-mâché paste recipe and following the instructions. To make your flower craft stand out even more, use real flower petals for the last few layers instead of newspaper.
You can make your own Hawaiian Leis using fresh flowers by using this guide. Ask your parents for help with this project!
Step by step instructions on how to make paper roses. The instructions include pictures and templates for the rose petals and leaves (both PDFs).
Make a beautiful flower pen bouquet! These instructions use silk flowers but you can substitute real flowers for special occasions or for a gift for your teacher! (PDF)
You can create your own colorful flower bouquet by dipping the stems of white flowers into colored water. Watch as the flowers drink the colored water and change the colors of the petals! An additional activity you can do along with this project is to keep a log of your observations throughout the color changing process.
Create a shadow box with dried rose petals with this flower craft from HGTV. This is a great craft to make for a special person in your life.
Have you ever wanted to start your own garden filled with beautiful flowers? Well now you can start your very first garden with this guide, which gives you tips, materials you'll need and checklists. They also have a downloadable Garden Journal you can print and use to record what you planted, the weather, observations and pictures and drawings of your garden. Ask a parent's permission before downloading the Garden Journal.
Learn how to make homemade Potpourri from dried flowers such as roses, lavender and violets, dried leaves, flower pods and other delicious smelling ingredients. This project does require some patience as the ingredients dry, but it is very easy and the result is wonderful smelling potpourri that will last weeks.
Create colorful works of art by dissecting real flowers and then reconstructing them by gluing them to a poster board or contact paper.
Mix and match tissue paper colors to create a beautiful bouquet of Tissue Paper Flowers. You can also turn these flowers into corsages or boutonnières.
Make big, colorful flowers using paper plates and your own hand print!
This is a unique craft that would be great to do around Halloween time. This is a great craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
You can create really cool and unique flowerpots by decorating with acrylic paint and leftover dyed eggs from Easter.
Spice up plain candles by pressing on real dried flowers. Ask your parents for help!
Everybody loves cookies! Why not make delicious sugar cookies in the shape of flowers? Use your creativity to decorate them with colorful frosting and sprinkles then give them to someone special!
Decorate your very own flower box for spring. All you need is a clean milk carton and some craft supplies. After you finish your planter you can plant any kind of flower you want in them!
Create beautiful flower bouquets using old, clean egg cartons. It's a great way to recycle and the bouquets last a lot longer than a fresh flower bouquet.
Become familiar with different types of flowers with this fun flower word search. To extend this activity you can make a flower glossary with descriptions, information and pictures of the flowers you found in the word search.
Written By Ava Rose.