Here’s a really easy flower craft for kids to make for spring! These adorable cork-stamped flowers will brighten up a table-top or window-sill or any little corner of your home!
Good-bye, winter! Who’s ready for some cheery spring craft ideas? I sure am, and I’m so excited to share this one with you! The hooligans are off for spring break this week, and I’ve been playing around with some flower craft ideas that I’ve had in my head for a while now.
I love making homemade toys and such for the hooligans. I’ve made lots of homemade stamps over the years. I intended to test out this latest cork stamp simply to see how it would work, but I had so much fun with it, I couldn’t stop stamping! Before I knew it, I was elbow deep in colourful, stamped paper flowers! Hmmm, what to do with all of them?
Actually, I came up with several flower crafts for the hooligans to try when they return. I couldn’t wait to share this one with you though! So, you get to see it today!
What you’ll need for your stamped flower craft:
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- white card stock
- acrylic craft paint
- 10 wine corks (I used a bundle of 7, and a bundle of 3)
- rubber bands
- styrofoam produce tray ( or something flat to pour your paint into)
- green drinking straws (or pipe cleaners or craft sticks)
- glue or glue gun
Before you all ask me just how much wine we drink around here, let me explain. We kind of collect wine corks. We hang on to ours, and our friends give us theirs. Why? Because wine corks are great for fine motor activities, and we’ve made some excellent homemade stamps with them!
Turning your corks into flower stamps:
For today’s craft, I made 2 flower stamps: a small pansy stamp (3 corks),
and a larger flower stamp (7 corks).
To make your stamps, simply assemble them on a flat surface, and secure with a rubber band.
If you don’t have enough corks, fear not! I made a few flowers by dipping and stamping a single cork!
Let’s get stamping!
Drizzle 3 colours of paint on to your styrofoam tray.
Now, press a cork stamp into the paint. You may have to move it around slightly to get good coverage. Go easy though, you don’t want your colours to all blur together.
Press your stamp down firmly on your white card stock. Lift and…. aren’t they PRETTY?
Dip back into your paint and stamp again, and again! You may find it rather addictive. You’ll understand how I got carried away.
Let your paint dry, and then cut out your flowers.
Glue a button to the centre of each flower. I used my glue gun. Kids can use a low temp glue gun, or they can use regular white glue.
Glue a straw to the back of each flower, and pop them into a little vase or jar.
I love these little egg-cups. I filled them with buttons, and tucked in a flower.
What do you think? Isn’t it just the prettiest, little flower craft going?
I’ll be sharing more with you when the hooligans return! Meanwhile…