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Flower Card Craft

May 06, 2015
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Scarlet Paolicchi

Flower Card Craft 

I love the changing of seasons and watching everything turn green and burst into full bloom right before my eyes. All the recent blossoms inspired me to make a flower card craft with my kids.  This eco-friendly craft is great because you can make it using the supplies you have lying around your house and use them as homemade cards for any occasion.

Materials

•    Blank white cardboard paper
•    Construction paper scraps
•    Glue stick
•    Markers

Instructions

Fold your white, cardboard paper in half to create your card.Rummage through your construction paper scrap box and choose the flower colors of your choice. You can determine what type of flower you want to make based on the color scraps you have available, or you can let your creativity flow and make up a flower of your own. I had yellow and green construction paper, so I made a Black-eyed Susan.

Go ahead and start thinking about the card composition: how many flowers do you want to fit on the card?  What can you add for contrast (ladybug, bee, fairy, bird, etc.)?

It is fun to mix and match textures and sizes. Cut a few strips for your stems and leaves. Don't feel like they should all be the same size − a little variation is what makes the card cute and appealing. Next, cut the petals for your flowers.

Now arrange everything on the card according to your preferences. You may decide not to use all the pieces or add additional ones. Your card will take shape as you begin to create. When you have your pieces laid out to your preference, use a glue stick to glue down all the pieces.

Next, use a marker to add texture and details to the card and label it with the flower type.  

You can do a single flower card for a specific occasion or you can make a whole pack for a pretty DIY gift. It is really fun to create a flower card for each letter of the alphabet. I bet the recipient will enjoy learning names of flowers as much as you enjoy creating and learning them too!

Some fun variations on this flower card craft:

•    Use plantable paper for the card
•    Add pressed flowers

Do you think you will make this flower card craft with your kids? Which variation will you try? Can you think of a flower for each letter of the alphabet?

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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