I once killed a cactus. That’s not a joke. It is, however, a sign of how black my thumb is. That’s why I tend to prefer to craft flowers rather than grow them. And that’s why this Paper Flower Garden Craft is my kind of garden!
This Paper Flower Garden Craft is a really simple paper craft that includes a Flower Garden Free Printable Template with easy to cut out pieces. Kids will love being able to mix and match flowers, rearrange, and add in included butterflies, too!
Along with construction paper in a variety of bright colors and white cardstock for the Paper Flower Garden Craft background, you will also need scissors, glue, red and black sharpies or pens, and a pencil.
Paper Flower Garden Craft
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- Flower Garden Free Printable Template
- construction paper – assorted colors
- cardstock – white
- red and black sharpie or gel pens
Print the Flower Garden Free Printable Template. Prepare a piece of white cardstock, it will be the canvas. You can customize the size of the canvas so keep it relatively larger than the template items. Trace the grass pattern on green craft paper and cut out the traced pattern. Cut a straight slit along the middle part of the grass pattern, lengthwise.
Apply glue along the sides and the bottom part of the grass cut out. Keep the top end glue free. Carefully place the glued side on the canvas, making sure that the bottom ends of both the grass and the canvas are levelled.
Select different colored papers for the flowers, stem, leaf and butterfly. Trace the flower patterns on the selected papers. You may also create your own custom flower patterns. Cut out the traced patterns. Use sharpie or gel pen to add some simple patterns on the flowers. Attach the leaf with the stem. Prepare stems for each flower. Attach the flowers on the top end of the stem.
For the butterflies use any colored craft paper you want. Glue the body part on the middle of both wings. Cut out a strip from white cardstock. Attach the butterfly on the top end of the white strip.
Now create the garden! Simply insert the bottom end of the stems through the slit of the grass. You may also insert the stems through the top open side of the grass.
Arrange the flowers however you want. And don’t forget to add the butterfly to the garden. The best thing about this craft is that you can customize the design whenever you want to. This is such a pretty craft! Be sure to find more fun summer crafts at Our Kid Things!