for ages 3+ with adult supervision
I love creating art with my kids! Especially happy drawings of sunshine, flowers and anything with bright colors! Today, we made a tulip garden with pipe cleaners, canvas and crayons! My daughter chose to make a sunset as a backdrop.
This craft is a great way for preschoolers and older kids to learn to manipulate the pipe cleaners into leaves and flowers.
- 10 Piece Jumbo Crayons by Melissa & Doug
- Small Canvas
- Pipe Cleaners
- Non-roll Glue Sticks by Melissa & Doug
20 minutes depending on how creative your children get!
Give your children the canvas and crayons and ask them to draw a sky and grass. Encourage them to be creative! Sunsets, hills, mountains-whatever their imaginations come up with! Then give them pipe cleaners of various sizes. Show them how to bend the pipe cleaners into stems with leaves and tulips. Apply glue to the back of the pieces and add them to the canvas and you have your tulip garden!
This craft can be altered to the children's age. For older kids, encourage them to create more intricate creatures or forms with the pipecleaners. For the younger kids, have them make shapes and talk about the names of the shapes and the colors of the pipe cleaners.