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This post is courtesy of some anniversary flowers that are well past their prime, a contest from a local farm, and far too much time on our hands lately! Check out this adorable and easy kid activity – DIY Flower Portraits!
Two weeks ago, Bob and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. While we decided to scrap actual presents, because neither one of us could think of anything we really wanted, he did bring me home this beautiful bouquet of flowers. They have certainly brightened up our kitchen over the last couple weeks! Aren’t they gorgeous?
So of course, like I said, that was two weeks ago. The flowers that brightened up the kitchen have wilted and drooped and started to fall apart. We were about a day away from tossing them in the trash, when I came across an Instagram post from my favorite local flower farm. She had posted a weekend contest and was challenging her readers to create flower people pictures. Cute, right?
I told the kids about this contest and of course, they wanted to enter. So before these past-their-prime anniversary pictures hit the trash, we let the kids have some fun creating their own pictures.
We started out by arranging the flowers, leaves and stems on a cookie tray.
Then we placed a large piece of roll paper for each kid on the table. This gave each of them their own space to create. They had so much fun!
Their final DIY flower portraits came out so cute! Each one was very unique and had a different look and feel, reflecting the artist who creating it.
Before you toss your next flower bouquet, consider letting the kids try their hand at some DIY flower portraits! Honestly though, this one is a great activity and boredom buster for all ages. It would make an awesome activity for the whole family.
If there are flowers and other plans blooming outside when you decide to make this artwork, you can simply head outside and collect your materials!
Have fun with this project and if you ended up trying it, tag me – I’d love to see it!
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