Making a Summer Bouquet Greeting Card is fun way to help your kids get crafting and using their imaginations this summer. It is a fun kids activity your children (even boys) can do all on their own. If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer! The best craft bloggers are sharing fun kids crafts! From making a Recycled Sharpie Sun Catcher to Splish Splash water maze fun you will find fun creative ideas!
A big hello all the way from Australia to all the Skip to My Lou friends! I’m Christie from Childhood 101 and today I am excited to be here to share a simple but gorgeous summer bouquet inspired greeting card. This one is easy enough for preschoolers and older children to work on with just a little guidance to get them started – in fact, my six year old daughter made the card shown here with very little input from me at all!
You will need:
- Paper cupcake wrappers
- Glue stick or other child friendly craft glue
- Felt tipped markers
- A sheet of thin, coloured cardstock
1. Prepare your card by folding your piece of coloured cardstock in half. Prepare your cupcake wrappers by cutting the sides of each wrapper to represent the petals of a flower- we used a variety of closely spaced slits, wider slits and cutting out triangle shapes of various widths. For younger children, you can prepare this for them before they begin, older children will be able to do it independently.
2. Cover the top half of the front of your greeting card with your cupcake wrapper flowers.
3. Add the details of the stems and leaves with marker pen.
4. You can finish your card there…or add further details, just like my daughter did!
The perfect summer bouquet to brighten the day of someone you love!
Christie Burnett is the mum of two, early childhood teacher, author and blogger behind the playful online space known as childhood101.com. She is passionate about children’s play, creativity and learning, and tries her blog is bursting with playful activity and project ideas for kids, family friendly recipes, ideas for family fun and positive parenting reflections. You can connect with Christie via Facebook, Pinterest and her blog, where you’ll find fun ideas like these;