You all know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers!” And this month’s Top 10 series is full of over 100 flower ideas for kids. My Top 10 list features Flower Crafts for kids inspired by some of my favorite children’s books. Great reading and perfect activities to celebrate Spring!
Top 10 Flower Crafts for Kids Inspired by Children’s Books
I love using children’s books to inspire activities with my kids. And for spring, there is no shortage of great books for inspiration. We found some great flower crafts for kids based on a few of our favorite books below.
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
This is one of those books from childhood I remember so vividly. Miss Rumphius tells the tale of the lupine lady, who spread her lupine seeds up and down the streets of her coastal Maine town, on her own personal mission to Make the World More Beautiful. Read it and create this fun collaborative Lupine Sun Catcher Collage. Or for a fine motor skill challenge, try your hand at these Pipe Cleaner Lupines from Sunny Day Family. You can find more Miss Rumphius inspired activities here.
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
You already know we are big fans of Lois Ehlert. Growing Vegetable Soup was the inspiration behind my most popular post this spring: DIY Garden Markers. Another book from her Growing Garden Boxed Set is Planting a Rainbow. It tells the story of making a rainbow of flowers in every color grow in your own garden and is the colorful inspiration behind this Flower Garden Collage from School Time Snippets and this fun Sparkly Flower Craft from Teach Mama.
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Eric Carle has been one of my girls’ favorite authors since birth. We have all his board books, and his textured collage illustrations always provide great inspiration. The Tiny Seed is no different. It inspired this Giant Sunflower Craft by Kidz Activities, a fun Flower Collage from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes, and my personal favorite, these Potato Stamp Flowers by A Little Pinch of Perfect.
More Flower Crafts Inspired by Children’s Books
What can I say – born a Texan, always a Texan. And part of that, is an obsessive love of bluebonnets. So of course, I absolutely love this the Bluebonnet craft inspired by The Legend of the Bluebonnet from Adventures in Mommydom.
100+ Flower Ideas for Kids
You can get even more awesome flower ideas for kids from our friends around the web below! For even more Flower Crafts, be sure to check out Tour the World by Flower, featuring 25 flower crafts representing the official state flowers from around the US and the World.
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Top 10 Flower Recycle Crafts by Teach me Mommy
Top 10 Flower Fine Motor Skills Activities from Happy Brown House
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Top 10 Flower Sensory Bins from Adventures of Adam
Top 10 Flower Painting Ideas from Messy Little Monster
Top 10 Sunflower Activities for Preschool by Preschool Powol Packets
Top 10 Flower and Garden Themed Snacks from Something 2 Offer
Top 10 Flower Math Activities from Play & Learn Every Day
Top 10 Flower Books for Kids from Sunny Day Family
Top 10 Flower Suncatchers from Rhythms of Play
Top 10 Magical Fairy Gardens from Crafty Kids at Home
Top 10 Ways to Study Flowers (with a giveaway!) by The Usual Mayhem
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