Kids Flower Crafts
Tulips In A Vase
Children ages 7 and up can do this craft, but even they may need some help cutting the egg carton. Tulips can be white, but are often yellow, orange, pink, or lavender.
- 1 empty egg carton
- Tempera paints - yellow, orange, pink, lavender, blue
- Paint brush
- Colored tissue paper - yellow and orange, but any color may be used.
- 1 clean tin can
- Green construction paper
- White glue or rubber cement
- Straws or pipe cleaners, one per tulip
- Un popped popcorn or dry beans
- A pen
- A pencil
- Cut the egg carton into individual sections, with each egg section forming the head of one tulip. It's easiest to do this if you rough cut first and then cut more closely the second time. Don't worry if they are a bit rough.
- Paint the outside of each tulip head a pretty color and let dry.
- Cut green construction paper large enough to cover your can, plus two inches (5cm).
- Glue the paper to the can, with the extra two inches (5cm) rising above the rim.
- Cut the extra two inches into narrow strips and curl them around a pencil.
- Cut another piece of green construction paper 5" (12 1/2cm.) by a length long enough to go around the can.
- Fringe 2"(5cm) along one long side of the construction paper.
- Glue the paper to the can, leaving the 2" (5cm) fringe unglued to be curled.
- Let dry and then curl the fringe.
- Paint the inside of each tulip head a pretty color and let dry.
- Poke a small hole in the bottom of each tulip head for the stem.
- Use a straw for each stem.
- Put it into the hole and fasten with tape or use a pipe cleaner for the stem and twist it to hold it in place.
- Cut strips of tissue paper 1.5" by 6" (3 3/4cm. by 15cm), one strip per tulip. Yellow and orange always look nice.
- Roll each strip loosely and fringe one side. Use in the center of each tulip.
- Fill the can 1/3 full with un popped popcorn or dry beans to hold the flowers.
- Put the flowers in the can and arrange them.