Flower Crafts for Kids

Invent a Flower

Invent a flower by combining parts of other flowers. Try to create a flower that's stranger than the carrion flower or more unique than the bee flower. To find out what those flowers are like, keep reading and be inspired!What You'll Need:

  • Parts of flowers and plants (either real or in photographs)
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Poster board or cardboard

How To Invent a Flower:

Can you guess just how big the world's biggest flowers are? Well, they're called rafflesia and they can be as much as three feet wide and weigh as much as 15 pounds. They have almost no leaves and no stems -- they're all flower! You've probably never seen one, since they only grow in the rain forests of Indonesia.

Other unusual flowers include the bee flower, which looks so much like a bee that real bees get confused. And there's actually a flower called the carrion flower ("carrion" means dead flesh) that looks and smells like dead meat.

What wild kinds of flowers can you come up with? Find out by inventing a flower. Gather parts of different flowers and plants: leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, etc. Or, cut out plant and flower parts from pictures in old magazines. Glue the parts together on a piece of cardboard or poster board to make a crazy new flower. On the next page, learn how to make potpourri using flowers from your own garden.

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