In this simple activity, your kids will work on their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. The best part of this rainbow flower craft is that you most likely have all the supplies already at home. I love doing crafts, so let’s get started!
- Cardboard (measurements: 11″ x 11″)
- Round object to trace
- Cotton Pads (we used 10)
- Tacky Glue
- Colorful droppers
- Liquid Food coloring
- Cups of Water
Place your round object onto the cardboard paper and trace all around it using your pencil.
Use the circle you just did as a guidance to place the cotton pads. Ideally, the cotton pads should be right next to each other covering the whole circle. Once you organize the cotton pads, glue them one-by-one onto the cardboard.
It’s time to find your white or colored paper and draw the perfect circle by tracing your round object on top of it. Next, cut the circle out.
In this step you are going to design the face of your rainbow flower. Let’s start by drawing one little arch on the left side and one on the right side! Don’t forget the eyelashes! Draw as many as you like. For the lips draw a stretched letter U and one small circle right in the middle of the letter U. Next, draw one circle underneath each eye!
Pro Tip: I like to use white acrylic marker to add highlights to the cheeks and lips.
It’s time to get creative! I always like to add a cute hair line for any craft I design. You can draw two arches or you can use your round object to create the perfect hair line!
Apply the glue on the back of the flower face you just designed and stick it onto the cardboard. Right in the center of it!
It’s time to get colorful and wet! Add 2-3 drops of food coloring into the 1/2 cup of water. We used only four colors yet you can use as many or as little as you like! If you have colorful droppers, ask your child to match them with the colorful water! If your child speaks more than one language, you can use this time to practice the name of the colors in the other language (or languages). My kids speak three different languages and activities like these are always a great opportunity to work on all of the three languages.
Now the fun and learning through play begin! Show your child how to use a dropper and add a few drops of the colorful water onto cotton pad and ask them to do the same! You can take this activity into next level by a pattern recognition. For example, pink, blue, green, yellow is an ABCD pattern. Yet you can make it as simple as Pink, Blue, Pink, Blue which is an AB pattern.
Have fun creating this simple rainbow flower craft for you kids. Use your imagination and supplies you have at home. Children learn the best thought play and this craft is FUN, unique and very easy to create! For a full video tutorial, please check out my youtube video and comment below what shall we create next!