Flower Window Box Activity

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Updated on May 14, 2013

You don't need any showers for these cute flowers to bloom--just add some imagination! Set out an assortment of craft materials and let your budding gardener create a variety of flowers and then place them into this flower window box for a craft that will brighten any room. Young botonists will love making their favorite varieties of plants for this decoration.

What You Need:

  • Egg carton
  • Craft sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Cupcake holders
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Flower stamps or cut-outs
  • Glitter, pom-poms, bows

What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to make at least six flowers, using the craft sticks as the stem. She can use a rubber flower stamp to create prints on card stock and cut them out, cut out photos of flowers from magazines and glue them on paper, or print them out with a computer.
  2. Now she can get crafty and enhance the flowers with glitter for a dewy sparkle, glue on pompoms, fancy pasta or bows.
  3. You can also make a bold flower by layering paper cupcake holders on top of each other. Poke a hole in the center of the holders, and string a pipe cleaner through the hole. Then, secure it in place with a bead at the top, for the center of the flower.
  4. Glue the flowers that don't have a stem to the top of craft sticks.
  5. Your child can cut out leaves with green construction paper, and glue them to the sides of the sticks.
  6. Turn the egg carton upside down, and glue the sides shut.
  7. Now your child can paint the cups brown, and paint the base or wrap a festive ribbon around it. Let the carton dry completely.
  8. Cut a slit into the middle of each egg cup for the flower stems to fit into. Have your child insert the flowers into the cups.
  9. Now your child can shred come green paper and glue it around the flowers for grass.

Make these for the window sill of a playhouse for great pretend play activity.

Tania K. Cowling is a former early childhood teacher and author of teacher resource books. Her Together Time crafts have been featured in print magazines and on the Internet.