Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate it's return that with fun flower crafts! Here are some great ideas for your elementary classrooms!
Toilet Paper Roll Flowers
Allie, No Time For Flash Cards creator, uses recycled toilet paper rolls to create spring flowers. Rolls are cut half or in thirds, fringed, and then fanned out to create fun flower petals ready to decorate! A little glue and a sturdy piece of construction paper and your classroom will have oodles of colorful decoration!
More Toilet Paper Roll Flowers
Grace Dioguardo of Parents.com uses toilet paper rolls to make free-standing flower crafts. The tube is fringed at both edges to create petals measuring two inches and fanned out. Skewer sticks painted green, green construction paper, and an eight inch square of wadded up tissue paper are used as stems, leaves, and the center of the flower, respectively. Student creations can be placed in colorful vases around the classroom or 'wrapped' and sent home as a surprise for mom.
Oatmeal Container Flowers
Valerie, mother of two and creator of Frugal Family Fun Blog, used the same pattern as Grace Dioguardo, but on a grander scale! Using oatmeal containers instead of toilet paper rolls, Valerie created giant sunflowers. A great way to add dimension and variety to your classroom decor! And of course, your students will enjoy making these large crafts!