A Cookie Flower Bouquet is a beautiful and tasty gift that kids can make for Mother’s Day. It’s quick, it’s easy, and preschoolers can make it with very little help. Using flower-shaped butter cookies and gumdrops, kids can create an edible bouquet that Moms and Grandmas alike will be thrilled to receive. They’re great for birthdays. summer parties, and BBQs too!
If your kids are looking for a unique gift to make for Grandma (and hopefully YOU!), this cookie flower bouquet is the sweetest idea (no pun intended)!
Thanks to Karli Bitner from Cooking with Karli for sharing her easy, yummy idea with us today! Karli knows a thing or two about getting creative with cookies. Check out the charming rainbow cookies she made earlier this spring!
Cookie Flower Bouquet- Not just a cute gift!
Cookie Flower Bouquets are adorable, I’ll give you that. If we look into it though there are many ways this food craft will benefit your child.
Kid’s brains are like sponges, just waiting to soak up new skills and to practice old ones. Depending on their age, making these cookie flowers can be a great opportunity to introduce patterns to your kids.
When I was making these cookie flowers with my kids, my daughter (almost 3) hadn’t ever really noticed patterns before. I pointed out the pattern I’d made with the same color of gumdrops with a cookie in between, and then I prompted her to create a pattern using a specific color of gumdrop.
After a while, she got the hang of it and has been pointing out simple patterns around the house ever since. It is so fun to watch little brains develop and grasp concepts.
This is a great craft to get those fine motor skills working, too. My son, (almost 5) had no problems pushing the gumdrops onto the wooden skewers, sandwiching the cookie in between the gumdrops. He made the flowers in a fluid motion. I think this is because he has had so much fine motor skill practice at preschool.
My daughter had a harder time getting the gumdrops on straight and they weren’t always facing in the right direction. This was totally expected because her fine motor skills aren’t as developed as my 5 year old’s. The statement is true though, practice makes perfect. By the time we ran out of gumdrops, she was doing much better than when we first began.
Cookie Flower Bouquet- a great way to say ‘THANK YOU!’
It is so much easier to create a good attitude and lifestyle while children are young and learning rather than trying to fix them as teenagers.
Teaching children about gratitude and thankfulness is no different. Teaching them to always say thank you and to actually write a thank you card is such a great habit for children to get into.
Imagine if every child was taught to send a special ‘thank you’ note every once in a while. How would the elementary schools be different? How would high school be different?
My kids and I like to put some Cookie Flower Bouquets together and take them around to church teachers, neighbors or to anyone who we feel might need a little extra ‘happy’ in their life.
My kids use this awesome Thank You Note Printable and add it to the bouquet. The note is super cute with its simple fill-in-the-blank format.
How to make a Cookie Flower Bouquet
These cute edible bouquets really are such a breeze to make. Make them by the dozen or half-dozen to give to someone special.
Supplies needed to make your flower cookies:
- flower shaped butter cookies (I find them at Dollar Tree)
- wooden skewers
- tissue paper or a vase for presentation
To assemble the flowers, take a skewer and push a gumdrop, flat side up, down onto the skewer until there is about a half of an inch of skewer poking through the top of the gumdrop. This gumdrop will sit below the cookie, keeping the cookie from slipping down the skewer.
Slide a cookie onto the skewer and then push a second gumdrop, flat side down, onto the skewer. Push the two gumdrops together to ‘sandwich’ the cookie into place.
Repeat until you’ve made as many flowers as desired. Wrap in tissue paper, like I did here, or present them in a mason jar or vase.
For an adorable Mother’s Day card to go along with your cookie flower bouquet, check out the Tie Dye Dress Mother’s Day Cards we made earlier this week!