Spring is here! In my mind, I’m ready for beautiful flowers to start growing! In Michigan’s mind, we have a while yet. To make it “feel” like spring, my 3-year-old and I decided to make a hyacinth craft project. I asked my daughter what kind of flower she wanted to make. We saw hyacinths in a magazine a few days ago, she LOVED them, and so she said she wanted to make some! So, here we are. Cue simple hyacinth toddler craft! Hope you enjoy!
White card-stock paper (any size works)
Green card-stock paper (or construction paper works too)
Purple tempura paint
Round sponges or bottle cap (if your toddler can be careful with jagged metal)
Small paper plate
1. Cut out thin stems (green paper) and glue them onto the white card-stock.
2. Pour some purple paint onto a paper plate. Dip your round sponge or bottle cap into the paint and then print it onto the white card-stock, around the stems. Repeat until you have completed the flowers.
3. Hang it up on your window or fridge, and ta-da! That’s it! You have spring in your home. 🙂
Sidenote – The hyacinth toddler craft was great for a 3-year-old because it reinforced shapes, fine motor coordination (cutting and glueing), as well as counting. We counted as we did the purple circles around the stems. When we were done, we also counted all the stems. Then we chatted about hyacinths, did some reading about the flower and when they grow, how much light they need, how much water, and in what regions they are found. It was a great learning experience and it was a super simple craft. You don’t need to be “crafty” to do crafts with your kids. Simplicity is great, and they learn so much! Happy crafting! 🙂