If you’re stuck inside on a rainy April day, here’s a great craft to do at home to remind you that April showers bring May flowers. Get the free printable here.
This is my best replication of a project I remember doing myself in elementary school. I remember how exciting it was for me to create art that was three dimensional and came off the page. This project is great for all elementary aged children (and adults who just like crafts) and helps with building scissor skills and understanding three dimensional space.
Supplies You’ll Need
- Glue or glue stick
- Crayons or markers or colored pencil
- An extra sheet of paper (colorful paper if you have it)
- Print out this PDF (if you don’t have access to a printer you can just eyeball the shapes, or trace it on your phone. It doesn’t need to be perfect.)
Color and cut out the shapes on the printable.
Cut the lines on the piece of paper you colored yellow.
Glue the ends of the yellow piece of paper together. You’ll end up with a tube shape with slits cut on the top and bottom.
Use a piece of construction paper, or make a colorful background on a white sheet of paper. Glue the stem and two leaves to the paper.
Now grab your yellow piece of paper and fold down the larger slits of paper and place a small amount of glue on it.
Place the yellow piece at the top of the stem.
Now glue down 3 petals spaced apart evenly(ish).