In the Spring, we usually have more fresh flowers around the house. Unfortunately, I can’t keep flowers alive for the life of me! That’s why recently, before my flowers wilt (as they do quite quickly), I tried to think of a flower activity to do with the boys.
This flower window display activity came together really fast and both my guys were able to enjoy it!
I love it when I can setup activities for them to play together! Not only does it strengthen their friendship (in addition to learning to negotiate, collaborate and share), but it also gives me a short break! It’s a win-win!
So here’s how to setup this easy flower activity.
- Paper and Sharpie
- Contact paper
- Tape (scotch tape or masking tape. Anything to stick your paper to your window)
First, draw a vase (or a bowl) on a piece of paper and stick it to your window (we did this on the patio door so both Little J and Little N could have easier access).
Cut a piece of contact paper that is larger than the vase and place it over the outline to create a large sticky surface.
If you prefer, you could create a surface for each child so they could each have their own space.
Cut your flowers in separate pieces (stems, petals, leaves) and place them in a bowl for your kids to choose from.
Leave the bowl next to the window and drink your hot coffee. Watch your kids enjoy the different textures of the flowers while creating a piece of art!