Stained Glass Flower Art

Happy Spring!

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It’s a Spring themed month here on Mustard Seed Family.  From March 20-April 20, we are focusing on the season of spring.  There will be art activities, outside exploration, felt board fun, and much more!  Please stay tuned for fun, cheap, and educational things to do with your toddler/preschooler.

Today we’ll be creating a beautiful masterpiece using real flowers.

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You will need:

  • flower petals
  • flower leaves
  • green tissue paper (cut into small squares)
  • clear contact paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • window (and a step stool if your child can’t get within reach)

[Step 1]

Cut a sheet of contact paper about the size of regular printer paper (8 1/2 × 11).  Tape the top and bottom to a window with the sticky side facing you.

[Step 2]

Give your toddler/preschooler some green tissue paper squares and ask them to crinkle them, and then place them in a straight line to make a stem.  I started the first three, and then it was much easier for my toddler to understand what I meant by “put them underneath in a line.”

[Step 3]

Next, ask your toddler/preschooler to place the leaves on the flower’s stem.

[Step 4]

Give your child the petals and ask them to make a flower that comes above the stem.  They have use as many as they wish.  We used rose petals for this particular occasion because I have a bouquet that had a couple roses which were starting to wilt.  You could use any kind of flower petals.  Daisies, carnations, lilies, tulips, etc.

And there you have it!  A beautiful display of color to brighten up any room in your home.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this activity, and thanks for stopping by!

 

Below are links to some other activities on

Mustard Seed Family:

Education

Habitats

Montessori

Go check them out and tell me what you think!

 

 

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