Stamped Flower Craft with Corks and Buttons

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?

Spring flower craft for kids - stamping with corks - happy hooligans

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:

supplies for cork and button flower craft

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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),

corks for stamping flowers


and a larger flower stamp (7 corks).

larger flower stamp made from 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!

stamping a flower with a single cork

Let’s get stamping!

Drizzle 3 colours of paint on to your styrofoam tray.

drizzled paint for stamped flower craft

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?

Flowers stamped with corks

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.

pansies with button centres, stamped with corks

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.

table full of cork stamped flowers

Glue a straw to the back of each flower, and pop them into a little vase or jar.

vase displaying stamped flowers

I love these little egg-cups.  I filled them with buttons, and tucked in a flower.

cork stamped flowers in egg cups - easy flower craft for kids

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…

If you’re looking for more easy spring crafts for kids, check out our:

Rainbow Collages

Paper Towel Butterflies

Tissue Clothespin Butterflies

Woodland Fairy Tiara

Recycled Rain Sticks

Rainbow Rice for Sensory Play

Rainbow Playdough


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