One thing I struggle with is having kids craft ideas that are super easy to set up. This means making sure I have all the supplies on hand and the prep and clean are simple. Having these few ideas in my pocket are great when the kids want to do something fun but time or space is limited. These stamp pad flowers use 2 or 3 supplies and can take as long as you allow.
Cardstock with outline of flower
Melissa and Doug 6 color Rainbow Stamp Pad
Random pencils with intact erasers
5-20 minutes depending on child’s age and attention span
Draw or print flower shape(s) on cardstock. I printed on 1 sheet of cardstock a side by side flower found through Google Images (flower clipart drawing). The page was cut half to resemble a card, perfect size for gift giving. Have a damp rag close by for ink clean up.
Have child use eraser end to pick up ink and fill in flower until desired look is achieved. Encourage them to fill in as much as possible.
Younger children can use fingerprints instead of erasers or stamps. This is a great exercise to develop fine motor skills, work on color recognition and learn patterns.
These can also easily be embellished using buttons, glitter glue, pipe cleaners or cardstock for stems and leaves. Make an entire bouquet, cut them out and gift them like a real arrangement.