The Tiny Seed Craft

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Flower craft to use with the Eric Carle book The Tiny Seed. Great for preschoolers or kindergarteners.

Need an easy craft with great results?  This flower craft, inspired by Eric Carle's book The Tiny Seed is perfect for you.

Gather Your Materials

  • paint (red, yellow, green, blue, white)
  • paint brushes
  • thick paper
  • scissors
  • glue

Directions



Paint one sheet of paper in a mostly solid color to be your flower petals and center.  You'll want to use one main color, plus one additional color, not mixed in very well, to get a swirly mixture style.  This is a great opportunity to talk about color mixing!  We used red and yellow.


Paint another sheet of paper in a mostly solid color to be your stem and leaves.  Again, use one main color plus another color to get it sort of mix-y.  We used green, white and blue.

Let these pages dry overnight.

On the back, draw the basic shapes for your flower-- petals, flower center, stem, and leaves.  Have your crafter cut out the shapes (or do it for them).


Position flower pieces onto a separate sheet of paper and glue in place.  I accidentally made our petals too big, so they hung off the page, but I actually think it ended up looking very artsy this way.


Ta-da!

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