I can’t believe it is almost the end of the school year. Soon my little kindergartner will be graduating to first grade. (sniff, sniff) To celebrate this milestone we created put together this simple flower craft as a gift for all her new friends.
To make your own homemade end of the school year flower craft, you will need:
- construction paper
- cupcake liners
Cut large green leaves from your construction paper. (Ours are approximately 3 inches long.) Cut simple flower shapes (approximately 2 1/2 inches wide) from other colors of paper.
Your child can write a brief message on the flower’s leaf. This is also a good spot to put your phone number if you’re hoping for a few play dates with classmates over the summer! Make sure your child writes his/her name on the leaf as well.
Using the lollipop stick, poke a small hole through the center of a cupcake liner.
Then add one construction paper flower and leaf. To keep the construction paper from tearing, I used scissors to make a very small hole in the flowers and leaves. This allowed the kindergartner to thread them onto the lollipop stick without ripping the paper and causing a bunch of frustration.
To speed up the process, have your leaves and flower shapes cut out ahead of time so all your child has to do is assemble the flowers and write their note. (You could also print the notes off on the printer.)
Once finished, simply place all the flowers in a large zippered plastic bag for your child to take to school the last week. This simple flower craft is a cute homemade gift to hand out to friends at the end of the school year.
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