Daffodil crafts for kids

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Daffodils are beautiful yellow flowers, which often represent a sure sign of spring. Help kids make their own brightly coloured daffodil crafts using crafting materials and items you may already have around the house. Daffodil crafts also make great gifts for family members.

Egg Carton Daffodil

To create an egg carton daffodil like the one on the DLTK's Growing Together website, you need a cardboard egg carton, yellow paint and green construction paper. Draw and cut out a daffodil flower and two stem leaves on a piece of regular paper, or print out a template if prefer (see resources). If you’re helping a young child, cut out the templates and then let the child colour or paint the pieces. Have the child colour the flower yellow and the leaves green. Take one sheet of green construction paper and roll it up tightly into a narrow tube. Tape the paper tube together. Flatten the tube slightly so it can taped to the flower. Cut out one egg carton cup and trim the edges so they are smooth. Paint the outside and inside of the cup yellow. Glue the flower to the flattened green tube. Glue the egg carton to the middle of the petals to form the centre part of the daffodil. Glue the stem leaves near the bottom of the stem to complete the daffodil.

Daffodil Magnet

An easy daffodil craft for kids to make is a clay magnet, as suggested at ActivityVillage.co.uk. You’ll need some yellow and orange polymer clay, and a magnet. Take several pieces of yellow clay and form them into six daffodil petals. Position them into a flower, attaching the pieces together to form the centre. Shape a cone from the orange clay. Press the point of it onto the centre of the flower. Press down in the middle of the cone and flute the edges. Help the child bake the clay in the oven to harden it, following the label instructions for the clay. Glue the magnet with a hot glue gun onto the back of the flower.

Foam Daffodil

A very cute daffodil craft, seen at AllKidsNetwork.com, is made from crafting foam and a recycled plastic bottle cap. To begin, cut out a daffodil flower from yellow foam. Print out the daffodil template (see resources), cut it out and trace it onto the foam. Cut a narrow rectangle out of green foam to create the stem. Cut out two small green leaves. Glue the two leaves to the centre of the stem. Glue the stem to the back of the flower. Glue a white bottle cap upside down on the centre of the flower.