Cupcake Flowers from Dino & Kidz - A Spring Themed Flower Craft

March 21, 2016

Cupcake Flowers from Dino & Kidz

March 20th is the first day of Spring and our girls wanted to do a Spring-themed craft.  I quickly took a mental inventory of the crafts supplies I knew that we had in the house and craft buckets and knew that Cupcake Flowers was the perfect craft for their theme.  It allowed us to each get so creative with our flower creations and what our garden would look like with the blooming flowers!

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I can’t wait for the children at Dino & Kidz to create this craft and get excited about the birth of blooming flowers in Spring.  This flower craft is Dino Approved!

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Supplies:

  • Cupcake Liners (plain white is best if you want to colour them)
  • Popsicle sticks (we used coloured ones)
  • Random buttons
  • Construction paper (we used green for the leaves)
  • Markers
  • Pom-poms (optional)
  • White glue
  • Glue gun (optional)
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

1.  Gather all your supplies and have them ready in your workspace.

2.  Take a single cupcake liner and colour it in your desired colour/pattern.   You can see we experimented with a couple of different looks.  Be sure to colour both sides of the liner if you plan to stand your “flower” up.  If you will be laying your “flower” (liner) flat, there is no need to colour the back side.

3.  While the flower is drying, choose your stem using a pipe cleaner or popsicle stick.  We used coloured popsicle sticks because we had them but you could use a plain one and colour it.  If you are using the pipe cleaner, you can bend it and shape it to form the 2 leaves and a stem.

4.  Now you can choose your flower centre.  We chose buttons and pom-poms for some of our because they were in our craft bucket but you could simply use the markers or construction paper if you want.

5.  Next we hand drew our leaves on construction paper, coloured them and cut them out.

6. Then comes the fun part and the part the kids usually love the best.  Time to glue everything together!  My little one used the white glue and the older kids used the hot glue gun.

7.  Once our flowers were dry from the glue, we glued them to a piece of construction paper and designed our own background scene using the markers.

8.  With this craft, you can be so creative and use any items to create your flowers, stems and the scene!

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Enjoy creating these blooming Cupcake Flowers with your kids!

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