Happy Mother’s Day weekend! I know Mother’s Day is in fact only Sunday, but we definitely deserve a whole weekend. Especially this year. In fact, I think I said that last year, too.
Yes, one whole weekend is necessary to celebrate all of those Mamas out there. The ones who are keeping the world running, at least our little ones worlds.
Today I wanted to share with you a super sweet and super easy little flower craft for toddlers. This, in fact, started out as a flower craft for my big kids, so it is one of those perfect crafts for families with lots of little ones.
We started to make some 3D paper flowers much as we made them last year. You can check out that post right here if you are interested in a big kid version of this craft.
I knew little Norah would of course want to be included in the crafting, so instead of just using plain construction paper to make our 3D flower crafts, I decided we would first paint the paper.
Norah’s most favourite thing in all the world is painting. Which is rather ironic, as it is one of my least favourite ways to craft. I have improved a lot with this, but that toddler painting mess is still not my cup of tea.
Once our painted paper was dry, we cut it into strips.
The boys made their 3D paper flowers, but I had a different idea for little Miss Norah.
While Sam was prepping his flower, I realized that just the plain strips crossed in the middle looked cute.
Easy enough for a toddler! (These realizations bring me more joy than I care to admit).
Cue the excited toddler making adorable paper strip flowers …
We used glue sticks, but white glue would work great as well. Norah would lay a strip down, add some glue and then lay more strips down.
I did “help” with a couple strips to give it that flowery look. This fourth child of mine has no idea what road her older siblings paved for her. Way back 18 years ago I actually used to go over Madeline’s paintings with my own paintbrush to get any parts she missed. Can you imagine? No wonder that sweet girl of mine is totally Type A. Sorry love.
Anyways, once little Norah had used up all her paper strips to create her adorable flower we added a yellow circle and a stem.
I think it turned out so cute! Perfect for Mother’s Day, don’t you think?
I am sending you the biggest and warmest hug this weekend, my sweet friend. Thank you for all that you do for your little ones. You are making a world of difference.