When spring was officially here, I had to remove our coffee filter snowflakes from our French doors in the kitchen. They really had been so pleasant to see, that I knew I wanted to do something fun for spring.
It didn't take long for me to think about how flowers could be made in the same fashion as the snowflakes. I wanted to make a little scene full of flowers, but as it turns out, the children weren't so interested in the process. They did sweeten our view though.
M knew she wanted to add stems and leaves. She made the grass herself after I got her started.
We used small coffee filters. We colored with markers, and then spritzed with water, just like with the snowflakes. After they dried, I folded them and cut them into varied flower shapes. Consider skinny or fat petals and rounded or pointed petals.
(The Frugal Family Fun Blog did something similar with water colors. You might like to see that, too.)
Since no one is looking to make an Easter wreath at this point, I'm just adding this project to this spring post. We also made an Easter wreath when M asked to decorate before the family came to visit for Easter weekend. (I don't decorate seasonally. I just don't.) I know a blog I love inspired this, but I'm not sure which one. (If you know, please leave me a comment!) The children colored and decorated eggs with markers and stickers. I also wrote on a few. I loved it when I drew a cross, and M wanted me to write, "My Jesus is alive!" The "I ♥ Jesus" was also her idea. So sweet! I'm thankful that my daughter knows the reason we celebrate Easter.
I cut the center out of a paper plate to prepare the wreath. After cutting lots of egg shapes, I let the kids decorate. When they were completed, we glued them to the plate. Voila!