Pipe Cleaner Spring Flowers: We’ve said good bye to Christmas, it’s a brand new year and our thoughts are turning to spring. We get so excited at seeing those first signs of life, shooting up from the ground – so, of course, it inspired us to design a craft for you!
This lovely pipe cleaner spring flowers craft is fun and super easy! Ideal for pre-schoolers and school early years, it’s really tactile with the crispy crepe paper and the bendy, fuzzy pipe cleaners. But it’s also great for those fine motor skills, as children have to work carefully, petal by petal, to build their flowers.
The craft is a good way to talk to children about the different parts of a flower (can they name them all?) and chat about the changing seasons – what are the differences between winter and spring, and what signs can they look out for in their own gardens or local park?
The craft would make a brilliant interactive springtime greetings card, or just a lovely decoration to remind the family that spring is coming.
How to Make the Pipe Cleaner Spring Flowers Craft:
Yellow, Green and Purple Crepe Paper
Blue Card Stock
Carefully cut four rectangle shapes from the yellow crepe paper, and make cuts along one of the long sides – make sure you don’t cut all the way to the other edge!
Creating the Crocus Center
Starting from the short side, gently roll the rectangle, wrapping it around itself, until you reach the other end. Then secure with a little glue.
This will be the middle, or stamen, of the crocus.
Building the Crocus with Petals
Now, cut petal shapes from the green and purple crepe paper.
Take a yellow middle and wrap a petal around it, securing with glue. Then wrap another petal, and another. Keep adding petals around the outside until you’re happy with the shape of your crocus.
Add the Stem
Wrap the bottom of the flower with a green pipe cleaner, and trim it to size. Leave a little extra though, so it’s easier to secure to the backing card.
Add The Leaves
Then cut some thin leaves, a couple of inches long, from the green crepe paper and glue them onto the pipe cleaner.
You can also add one or two green petals around the outside of the flower, if you’d like.
Building a Spring Garden
Once you’ve built a few different colored flowers, it’s time to start assembling your garden.
Place the flowers onto the backing cardstock and use the ends of the pipe cleaners to secure them – glue should do the trick, but you can use some tape if you need a bit of extra help in getting them to stay put!
Once the flowers are arranged, cover the rest of the card with fluffy cotton wool (this will cover the tape, if you used it).
The Pipe Cleaner Spring Flowers
Finally, bend the pipe cleaner stems so they all have space to grow. Adjust until you’re happy, and there you have it – your beautiful spring garden is complete.
Share your pictures and tag us on social media – we’d love to see flowers springing up from all of your gardens!