We are just starting to see the daffodils pop up and man, am I happy about it. This winter seemed longer than usual, and we are all ready for longer days and more time out in the sunshine.
My boys love doing crafts, so in the spirit of spring I put together this simple and easy craft you can probably do with items you already have in your home.
Easy Daffodil Craft
- Paper muffin tin liners (preferably white but any light color will work)
- Paint (not watercolor) and paint brushes
- Green pipe cleaners, optional
Each flower will require two muffin liners. Have them spread out one nice and flat, and keep the shape of the second one intact.
With the yellow paint, have them cover one side of both muffin liners, making sure they don’t smush the cup-shaped one. This can be made easier by having them cup the liner in one hand while they paint it with the other. They’ll get paint on their hands, but it’s not the worst thing in the world. 😉 I always keep a pack of baby wipes nearby for emergencies.
(Because if you’re not cleaning your house and kids with baby wipes, are you even a mom?)
Okay, now let them dry for a bit.
Next, they take a smaller paint brush and paint dots on the inner liner, which will represent the pollen. We used orange and white for this part. Allow a few minutes for it to dry.
Finally, have them glue the cupped liner to the middle of the flat one.
You can also glue or staple on a green pipe cleaner to use as a stem, but my kids just wanted to keep making more flowers, so we didn’t get to that part.
How pretty would these be sitting in a little vase?