Kids can practice their scissor skills while making a homemade card for Mom this Mother’s Day.
This paper flower craft is a great way for preschoolers to develop their scissor skills. These flowers are so adorable, and very easy to make. Kids can use these flowers to decorate the homemade Mother’s Day cards they’re making for their moms this year.
Kids can practice cutting cutting circles and lines
To make greeting cards with our paper flowers, you’ll need:
- coloured card stock or construction paper for the flowers
- green card stock or construction paper for the stems
- plain piece of card stock for your card
Making your flowers:
Draw some circles on your coloured paper. Your child may be old enough to do this him/herself. If not, you can teach your child how to trace, or you can draw the circles yourself.
You’ll want to cut larger circles for the flowers, and smaller circles for the centre of the flowers.
Have your child cut out all those circles.
Cutting circles can be a bit trickier than cutting a straight line, so your child may need some help with this. Don’t worry about getting a perfect circle. It’s more important to use this craft as an opportunity to develop fine motor skills. Plus, I love the quirky shapes that a preschooler’s flowers take on when they’re learning to use scissors.
To make your stems:
Draw several straight lines on a square of green paper, and have your child cut along those lines.
When all of the stem pieces have been cut out, your child can assemble the flowers by gluing them on to a “greeting card” which you’ll make by folding your plain piece of cards stock in half.
For the gluing part of the project, your child can use a glue stick or a glue bottle, or you can do what we did, and paint the glue on to the pieces with a paint brush.
We often do this when we’re crafting when crafting with very young children who have trouble managing a glue bottle, or when the bottle is too difficult to squeeze.
Press those pretty flower pieces all in to place, and voila!
Sweet and simple paper flowers for a Mother’s Day card or a birthday card or a spring time decoration.
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