Please note: this craft it challenging for younger children, as it has many steps. You might want to spread this craft out over a couple of days.
- Construction paper - large and regular
- Circle and oval stencils
- Finger paint
1. On a large piece of yellow construction paper, form a flower: trace a circle in the middle of the paper and nine ovals around the circle.
2. On the first petal, make one dot by dipping your child's finger into finger paint and pressing the finger onto the page. On the second petal, make two dots using the same method. Make three dots in the third petal, four dots in the fourth petal and etc. Follow these steps until you have made nine dots in the ninth petal. In the center of the flower, make 10 dots. Allow to dry.
3. Paint a piece of cardboard green and allow to dry. This will be the stem.
4. Have your child use his or her imagination and pain another piece of cardboard any way they want. This will be the pot. Allow to dry.
5. When the flower is dry, cut around the ovals with a scissor.
6. When the stem is dry, use a ruler to make straight lines and cut out the stem. When you dry the stem, make sure it is proportionate to the flower.
7. Staple the stem to the flower pot.
8. Staple the flower to the stem.
9. Have your child choose a piece of construction paper that is his or her favorite color. Use the same stencil you used to make the flower petals to make 9 loose flower petals. On a yellow piece of construction paper, trace the same circle used as the center of the flower. Cut out the petals and flower center using scissors.
10. Have your child write the numbers 1-9 on the ovals and the number 10 on the circle.
11. Make a game out of counting the dots on the flower petals and matching the corresponding numbers.