Mother’s Day Craft Tutorial: Picture Flowers

Materials Needed:

Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board

-Small pot

-Craft sticks

Elmer’s CraftBond Permanent Dot Runner

Elmer’s CraftBond Adhesive Squares

-1 piece of construction paper

-1 piece of cardstock

-Scissors or an X-acto knife

-Styrofoam ball

Elmer’s School Glue

-Green grass (flower covering or Easter basket grass)

-Items to decorate pot and flowers (We used Elmer’s Jumbo Paint Pens for the flowers)

-Pictures of your child(ren)

Directions:

Cut out flower shapes from cardstock and trace them on to display board. Use scissors or an x-acto knife to cut them out.

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Have your child paint the white side of the flowers.

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Use Elmer's Dot Runner to stick flower shapes to construction paper.

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Cut the shapes out. One side will be painted and one will be covered with construction paper.

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Find cute pictures of your children, cut them down to size to fit the flowers, and then use Elmer's CraftBond Adhesive Squares to attach the photo to the flower.

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Use waterproof markers to write on the pots whatever you would like to say to the person you are gifting the pot to.

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Put a Styrofoam ball in the bottom of the pot

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Cover Styrofoam ball with green grass.

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Use glue to attach a craft stick to the back of the flowers.

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Stick the flowers into the Styrofoam ball that is in the pot. Vary heights of flowers so all of the pictures can be seen. Let your little one "smell" the flowers like Jacob is doing here :)

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Feel free to let your little one paint the pot and the craft sticks. They can also add sequins, gems, or ribbon to the rim of the pot for extra decoration. Jake liked the paints we used but they were pretty hard for him to squeeze so if your child is younger than preschool age I would recommend having them finger paint the flowers.

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(Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a craft recipe project using Elmer’s. #GlueNGlitter #collectivebias)