Flower Cards for Mother’s Day

11 Mar
We wanted to make Flowers for the 'Letter of the week - F' and the perfect occasion came up, Mother's Day. So we took out the Flower craft kit from ELC that my sister-in-law gifted my daughter and got started.

We wanted to make Flowers for the ‘Letter of the week – F’ and the perfect occasion came up, Mother’s Day. So we took out the Flower craft kit from ELC that my sister-in-law gifted my daughter and got started.

Even if you do not have this kit you can gather your materials at home. You will need: Different color papers folded into halves for the cards. Green, yellow, pink, blue and purple papers for flowers and leaves, goggly eyes, wooden flowers, green straw, pencil, red and black felt pen, glue and sequins/decorative items.

If you do not have this kit you can still make this craft by gathering your materials at home. You will need: Different color papers folded into halves for the cards. Green, yellow, pink, blue and purple papers for flowers, circles and leaves, goggly eyes, wooden flowers, green straw, green pipe cleaner or wool, pencil, red and black felt pen, glue and sequins/decorative items.

Start by drawing and cutting 5 flowers and 20 leaves from the coloured papers and green paper respectively.

Start by drawing and cutting 5 flowers, 7 yellow circles and 20 leaves from the coloured papers and green paper respectively.

Draw the veins of the leaves with the black felt pen.

Draw the veins of the leaves with the black felt pen.

Now get your toddler/preschooler to start sticking the green leaves on the green card.

Now get your toddler/preschooler to start sticking the green leaves on the green card.

Stick the wooden flowers on the paper flowers.

Stick the wooden flowers on the paper flowers. Add sequins in the center.

Stick them on top of the leaves.

Stick them on top of the leaves. The first card is ready!

Then paste the yellow circle on wooden flowers.

Now paste the yellow circles on wooden flowers.

Add goggle eyes on them. And draw a smile with the red pen.

Add goggle eyes on them. And draw a smile with the red pen.

And then start getting creative.

And then start getting creative.

You may choose to use the flowers in any way you like.

You may choose to use the flowers in any way you like.

Cut the green straw into 3 pieces and use them to make stem of the flower. Use the leaves and wooden flowers to make more cards.

Cut the green straw into 3 pieces and use them to make stems of the flowers. Use the leaves and wooden flowers to make more cards.

If your tot likes sequins like mine, use a lot of them on of the cards.

If your tot likes sequins like mine, use a lot of them on one of the cards. Happy Mother’s Day!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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