Spring Crafts for Kids : Learning with word flowers
Make resist art spring flowers, learn about synonyms and finally decorate your refrigerator with magnetic synonym flowers
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With spring in full swing all around us, it is time to create with flowers. Oh how we love spring – the colors and blooms just sweeps us off with their cheery beauty. We adored making spring potions and loved our spring sheep craft. We have also combined learning with seasonal activities. Last season my children loved their color matching play dough garden and their ABC garden. Check out the links!
For today’s spring craft..
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Cut out 4 circles to serve as the center of the flowers. Then cut out your petals using plain card stock paper.
On each centers I wrote down a word ( happy, sad, angry and worried) with a white crayon. On the corresponding petals I wrote down synonyms of each word. For this my older, 5.5 years and I had a discussion. I gave her a word and she told me 2 other words that means the same. So the 5 synonyms were a combination of the words she knew and a few other I’d love for her learn.
Here is a quick list. Choose the words you and your child can come up with.
Spring Crafts for kids : Flowers Emotions!
Then it was resist art time. Resist art technique is such an easy, gorgeous and magical art activity for kids. We have explored this before through crayon resist spider web, glue resist art and recently our cracked wax art.
I set out some of our favorite vibrant liquid watercolors along with some gorgeous brushes. Once the petals are painted with liquid watercolors, the word is revealed “magically”. The wax crayon resists the water based liquid colors!
That’s art, craft, fine motor and learning all rolled in one.
Once we painted all our petals and centers, we set them to dry for a bit. It didn’t take very long to dry.
At this point you can laminate your petals for a longer “shelf life” of the craft so to speak. I skipped this part and went ahead and attached pieces of magnetic tape with sticky backs.
I then set out the centers with the words “happy, sad, angry and worried” along with the petals all mixed up on a baking sheet.
Then my 5.5 year old chose the words that mean the same as “happy” and created her “happy flower”
Here is her flower made with synonyms of happy.
Continue the same for the rest of the words and make gorgeous spring flowers. After we created the flowers on the baking sheet, she moved them all to the refrigerator.
Fun with magnetic spring flowers right? Now your refrigerators looks all bright and colorful.
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