I don’t know what you guys have been up to lately, but I cannot seem to catch up. That bathroom remodel keeps me on my toes. I have been working on some spring kids crafts to post and my boys are excited to have projects to do. We have done nothing but bathroom, bathroom, bathroom for over a month now and they have had enough! So, without further ado….hyacinths!
A couple of weeks ago, it was 70 degrees and I was posting about winter. It is snowing here today, so I of course will be posting about spring. My life, really. I will forge on with my spring plans since it will be high 60’s here again by Friday. The first of my springtime kids crafts is an old-timers craft. I say that because we did this when I was in kindergarten. A long time ago, in a land far, far away……really 40 miles north of here but you know what I mean!
Hyacinth’s are some of the first flowers up in the spring so I thought it a fitting start to the spring crafts. This one is good for all ages, but the smaller ones probably need some help from you. The leaves can be tricky to cut out so that is better for ones that are a bit older.
I made a printable template for this craft, so you could just trace mine, cut, and go. It is in my printables library under my subscribers link above. You can get unlimited access to my entire library of free printables by signing up for my weekly newsletter. No strings. Just a free newsletter and free printables. You can sign up in my sidebar to the right.
I thought the twisting and wrapping of the tissue paper would be tricky but my guys figured it out pretty quick. They also got tired of it pretty quick! I takes awhile to complete the flower part so I typically divide it up over a few sessions. (It took me an hour to make this hyacinth myself, so it’s not fast!) Also, the glue can stick to the pencil through the tissue paper and make it tricky getting it to stick to the paper. I use two pencils, so when one starts to stick, I switch to the other. That’s all my tips, so let’s get started!
Supplies for Hyacinth Craft:
- Construction paper (green for leaves and white, purple, or pink for flower)
- Tissue paper in color to match your selected flower color
- pencil (I say two or more)
- glue (I use Elmer’s glue)
Instructions for Hyacinth Craft:
- Cut out leaves and flower “body”
- Tape leaves to body from the back. Make sure it is positioned correctly.
- Cut tissue paper into 1″ squares.
- Take one square, place pencil (eraser or unsharpened end) in center of tissue paper, and wrap the paper around the end of the pencil. Twist the pencil and wrap completely around the end of the pencil.
- Place a dot of glue on the tissue paper (the flat end) and stick it down onto the flower.
- Hold it there a few seconds and gently twist and tap the pencil to try to separate it from the tissue paper.
- Do this until the flower is covered. Don’t forget to place the leaves where you want them.
And that’s all there is to it! This makes such a great 3-dimensional craft. They will look fantastic with the stained glass bunnies, thumbprint sheep, chick, and Easter basket we are making this year.
I would love to see your creations and modifications! Please post them in the comments section below or you can always contact me at [email protected] Let me know if you have any questions or improvements I can make. Don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter in the sidebar so you don’t miss any of the other springtime kids crafts!