Looking for an arts and crafts activity for your students to celebrate Mother’s Day? Here is an easy Mother’s Day activity for elementary school students that requires few materials – tissue paper, green construction paper, and a glue stick! You’ll also need a pencil, ruler, and scissors too. The flower bouquet is easy to create and can be completed in several steps.
Step 1 – Get 4 sheets of 8″ x 11″ green construction paper. Make sure to have two shades of green (ex: 2 light green papers, 2 dark green papers)
Step 2 – Glue the 2 same colored sheets together.
Step 3 – Make sure your sheets are glued to each other so they don’t fall apart!
Step 4 – Fold each paper horizontally.
Step 5 – Starting at the creased line, draw 4-inch lines that are one inch apart with your ruler and pencil. Do these for both papers.
Step 6 – Cut each 4-inch strip on both papers. These strips will become the stems of the flowers. Then overlap the papers but make sure that the papers are staggered.
Step 7 – Glue the non-stem part of the papers together, and carefully roll both pieces of paper until…
Step 8 – … it looks like this! Use your glue stick to ensure that the paper sticks together.
Step 9 – Add tissue paper! Cut out square inches of tissue paper (any color is fine) and glue them onto the stems. You may need 2-4 pieces of tissue paper to cover both the front and back part of the stem.
Step 10 – You’re done! Create a ribbon from tissue paper to enhance your bouquet!