Today's craft is simple and yields very fun results. I encourage you to add or take away any elements from this that you would like.
What you need:
An empty egg carton with the individual egg places torn apart from each other (see the picture)
Any odd and end craft decorations you have we used:
Small pieces of tissue paper
Glitter and glitter glue
Little fuzzy colorful balls
Small pieces of cut up yarn
What you do:
First you make a hole in the bottom of the egg carton cup
Now you get to start the fun part of decorating the flower. There is no right or wrong to this part just let the kids go for it. This is a great activity to help with fine motor skills and to discuss colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. You could check out a book about plants and flowers and talk about the parts of a flower and compare it to the flowers that your child makes learning science. All of these things will help to increase vocabulary as well as increasing awareness about many concepts. I love how a simple activity can be so developmentally rich.
This craft would be perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day working as a very cute Valentine to someone who lives near. It also would be good for engaging in a discussion about Earth day and recycling (reusing the egg carton). Mayday would be another great day to give these out, hanging them from the doors of loved ones.