Each week I love to introduce our new featured book and theme! Our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids is such a simple way to keep our weeks organized and help me remember to have fun with my kiddos! (This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.)
This week is Garden Week and we are featuring The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle! We created a simple ribbon flower craft to make after reading the book. Our build a photo garden activity and sparkly flower craft would also go along great with this book!
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR RIBBON FLOWER CRAFT:
- circle craft punch
- colored cardstock
DIRECTIONS FOR RIBBON FLOWER CRAFT:
This craft is super easy! Start by using your circle craft punch to punch out a few circles of cardstock. Next cut some strips of cardstock to make stems and some petals too. Older preschoolers can cut their own stems/leaves and for younger ones you can have the materials pre-cut. Glue the stems and petals down onto a piece of paper.
Next have kids cut ribbon into small pieces. Then have them glue the ribbon to the back of a circle to create a flower with ribbon petals.
Add some glue in the center on the back of the flower. Then place the flower on the stem. Press down to glue the flower into place. These examples below are my practice versions of this craft before I introduce it to my kids later this week!
I am excited to see how colorful and beautiful their versions are once they try this out! Follow me over on Instagram (I'm @kristinatoddlerapproved) to see all of the other flower activities and crafts we share this week.
This activity is a great way to build finger muscles and work on fine motor skills. Cutting with scissors, squeezing glue, and pushing down using a craft punch are all simple activities that help build finger muscles. Strong finger muscles make it easier for kids to cut, draw, and write!