If you’re holding on to plastic drink bottles, skip the recycling and put them to use with our beautiful Plastic Bottle Flower Craft! A colorful spring craft that’s a great way to reuse what would otherwise get thrown out.
This Plastic Bottle Flower Craft isn’t our first craft project made from plastic recyclables. We’ve also done a Milk Jug Flower Craft, our Water Bottle Piggy Bank, and these Plastic Bottle Superhero Cuff Bracelets.
For this Plastic Bottle Flower Craft you will need plastic bottles, the caps, too. Also needed is green cardstock, acrylic paint in a variety of colors, wooden skewers, hot glue and regular glue, and scissors.
Plastic Bottle Flower Craft
- Plastic bottles, with caps
- Acrylic paint – yellow, green, and a variety of flower colors
- Green cardstock
- Wooden skewers
- Hot glue
- Regular glue (optional)
Begin by gathering bottles. We used water bottles.
First, paint the caps of the bottles yellow. Let dry.
Also, carefully cut off the pointy tips of the skewers. Paint the skewers green. Let dry.
Now, cut the top of the water bottle, just above the label. Toss the bottom part of the bottle in the recycling bin.
Make slits up the bottle, up to the neck of the bottle. All the way around, spaced about an inch apart.
Bend the slit sections up all the way around.
Paint with your choice of flower colors. Let dry.
Once dry, apply the now yellow cap back to the bottle.
Cut a leaf shape from the green paper.
Glue the leaf to the wood skewer. We used regular school glue for this step, but you could continue with hot glue instead. We also tightly wrapped the leaves once around the skewer for extra hold, but gluing them straight on is nice, too.
Turn the flower over. Apply hot glue to the top and bottom to adhere the green skewer.
Repeat for the other colors to make a complete water bottle flower bouquet!
Recycle, reuse, and so pretty! Check out all of our fun spring crafts at Our Kid Things!