When I first became a Bostik Blogger I literally just thought it would be a great opportunity to sit down with the boys more. Away from the television, away from puzzles and books and just sit in this little creative hub at the table making things. I wanted their imaginations to run wild and to just stick loads of things down and just enjoy every minute. Now, my boys aren’t ones to have much of an attention span so our crafts tend to be really simple.
This month’s theme was flowers and I wondered what I could do to get Toby interested in helping make something but I also, for some reason or other, wanted to incorporate some educational features so here is an easy educational flowers craft for you to do. Obviously all crafts are educational in one way or another but I wanted Toby to really learn something. We’ve been planting a lot of flowers in the garden recently which the boys have been getting really involved in and we’ve been showing them how they’ve been getting on; Toby is particularly excited by one plant which is getting quite big and is also excited that the sunflowers are starting to really grow too.
This simple flower craft is really easy to make. It has all the basic parts of a flower and the labels to boot.
What You’ll Need To Make Easy Educational Flowers
1 x piece of cardboard or paper – just something to use as backing
1 x lolly stick
1 x coloured cake case (or a plain one that’s been coloured in will work too!)
1 x small coloured cut out flower or button
1 x green foam square
1 x Bostik Glu stick
1 x piece of paper
1 x piece of wriggly ribbon/some twine
What You Need To Do
- Colour in your lolly stick with a green pen (felt/pencil/whatever you have) and stick this to your choice of backing paper/card.
- Use the coloured side of your cake case to create the petals (we turned ours inside out) and stick this just above the stem.
- Stick a button, smaller piece of coloured paper or a cut out shape/flower in the middle of your cake case.
- Using the foam pad, cut out two small leaves and stick these so that they come out of the stem.
- Add some roots using the wiggly ribbon/twine and leave to dry! You should have something that resembles a flower!
Once this had dried I sat with Toby and labelled four of the parts (very basic ones) and talked about each piece of the flower. I did petals, stem, leaf and roots. If you wanted to go into more detail or less detail you can and you can adapt this to the stage of the child. As a second activity, Toby is learning to write and form letters at the moment, so I wrote out each part for him to trace over and did some phonics with him too.
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! What do you think of this super simple craft? You don’t even have to label anything, you could just make a lovely little garden of flowers.
*I was sent the items in order to create this craft as part of the Bostik Blogger team.