*Today’s post is sponsored by Tampico, but all opinions are my own.
Spring is slowly creeping up on us and I’m definitely ready for it to be here!
It’s mostly warm and sunny here year round, but this year it was in the low 40’s. I know that’s not significantly cold for most of the country, but my bones can’t take the cold.
When spring does come around, I like planting flowers outside of our home and having fresh flowers inside.
My mom usually comes to visit us this time of year, too. That means lots of activities and crafts for my kids with their grandma.
I swear that I have a collection of grandma/grandkids crafts in my storage.
This year we found out that my sons are allergic to quite a few things, so I’m not going to bring any flowers in the house.
I still like having the colors around, so they decided to make a spring flower craft.
As you know with any day of activities or crafts, little ones like having treats so they enjoyed Tropical Punch Tampico with their grandma.
It’s the perfect springtime color to go with their crafts!
Also, its fruit-flavored beverages offer us choice and value, so how could I say no to them enjoying a refreshing cup?
I just couldn’t!
I actually loved the craft they chose to do together.
The Family Springtime Flowers Craft only needed a few supplies I already had around my house.
Usually I have to make a run to a craft store when they get their big ideas of a new craft.
This simple craft required tissue paper in spring colors (one of them needing to be a light green), school glue, scissors, white Styrofoam cups, acrylic paint, foam brushes, shredded brown paper, and freeze pop sticks.
First I cut the light green tissue paper into a 6” circle. This was used to represent the grass that they’re flowers will sit on.
Next, they painted the cups with a spring color of their choice. After the paint dried, they glued the bottom of the cups to the center of the circles.
Next they added the shredded brown paper into the cups. The brown paper represents the dirt in the flower pots.
This last part was one of my favorites because I like watching them choose which color combinations they would choose to make the petals and stem of the flower.
They each chose at least four colors of tissue paper. The tissue paper was layered on top of each other and then cut into small squares.
Next, they pinched the center of the squares and poked a whole into it with the freeze pop sticks. They used glue on the inside of the tissue paper to make sure it stuck to the sticks.
Last they pushed the stick into the center of the cup. They turned out gorgeous!
We have more kids’ crafts you may like! Check out our peek-a-boo chick and diy lunch sacks!
How does your family celebrate spring coming?
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
Oh how cute is that? I love cute crafts like this – it would even make a great Mother’s Day idea for my kids Nana.
How pretty are those! I love the idea of turning the plastic cups into a faux flower pot. That’s really fun to do with the kids!
These are totally cute. What a fun activity for the family! I love that the little ones can join in.
Such a cute craft. I love my kids doing this kind of craft to keep them busy
These are so cute! And what little cuties you have there also!! I think this would be a perfect craft to welcome spring with my nieces.
I’ve made the flowers before but didn’t think to put in pot,great idea
These flowers are so cute! I can’t wait for spring! I need to start working on my decorations for Easter, and I am going to make these.
What an adorable craft! This would be great to do during March break with the kids.
Spring time is fun, I’m so excited. Those flowers craft are pretty cool.
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It’s nice to have such cute helpers, I know. 🙂 Crafting is fun, especially now when the flowers really are starting to come out.
Parpar De real
Wow I love this flower craft, This is good for my kids and for being them a creative
So cute and fun! My boys love crafts so I will add this to our list for a fun Spring time activity!
this is very nice and cute! my daughter started doing paper flowers too recently
Eileen Mendoza Loya
Looks like an easy craft for little hands to enjoy making. I am glad that the materials are not hard to find and relatively cheap! Although I do not have young children anymore, this activity would be great for my little nieces and nephews. I’m sharing this post with my cousins.