In this activity, you will have the chance to make a beautiful crown or bracelet out of flowers that you can find around home!
What You'll Need
- Flowers (real or fake both work, dandelions work great)
- Crafting/Floral Wire (optional, will make crown less likely to fall apart)
- Masking tape (optional)
What to Do
- Pick some flowers, leaving the stems as long as possible. You can also pick long pieces of grass that will help to hold the crown together.
- Attach the flowers you have collected into a chain by tying together the stems of each flower. If the stems are not long enough to tie, you can also use long pieces of grass to tie the flowers together or try using masking tape or floral tape to attach the stems.
- If you are using floral wire to make your flower crown, shape the wire into a circle that fits nicely on your head like a crown. You can then attach flowers to the wire circle either by tying or taping the stems to the wire, until there are flowers around the whole circle.
- Continue tying flower stems together until you have finished making a chain of flowers that will be long enough to make into a circle that will fit on top of your head like a crown! Tie the two ends of the flower chain together.
- You can also make a flower bracelet. The instructions are the same, you will just make a smaller circle of flowers that fits on your wrist instead of your head.
- What kind of flowers did you use to make your flower crown?
- Why do pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and moths, like flowers? What do they use them for?
- Once you are done with your flower crown, what should you do with it? Should you throw it in the trash, or put it back outside or in a compost bin? What about if you used wire to make your crown?