Your kids will have fun while working on cutting skills with this free flower printable. This activity is a perfect addition to your flower theme unit.
Now that I’m living in Texas, spring is my favorite season. Do you wanna know why? The wildflowers are AMAZING!! They make up for the fact that we don’t see the beautiful fall colors that I loved so much in Ohio.
Here is a fun flower craft that reminds me of the fields of Texas wildflowers…and the fine motor activity is a fun way for your kids to work on their fine scissor skills. I made a cutting printable cutting template for you to use.
Two Levels of Difficulty
The printable includes two different versions of flower templates. Kids can cut out circular flowers and then cut out wedges around the circle to create the flower petals. One version has four flower petals while the other version will be slightly more difficult with more petals (8) to cut out.
If your kids are not quite ready to cut out the circles, you can help them out with that task and just ask them to cut straight lines to form the petals.
The four-petal version reminds me of a dogwood blossom.
The eight-petal version reminds me of a daisy or a Mexican hat.
The flowers look amazing when printed on brightly colored paper, but you can also print them on inexpensive white paper and add color with crayons or markers.
Encouraging Open-Ended Creation
Kids need to learn how to cut on lines, and this activity will provide them with an opportunity to practice this skill. You can also use the template as the starting point for a beautiful work of art. It’s easy to encourage open-ended creation while making flowers. Here are a bunch of ideas.
Cut Petals in a Unique Ways
- clip off the corners of each petal
- create rounded corners on the petals
- cut fringe on the petals
- trim the petals to make them shorter
Make 3-D Flowers
- Fold the petals
- Curl the petals
- Stack flowers on top of one another
Add Additional Creative Materials
Give kids some blank sheets of paper, glue, and a variety of creative materials so that they can make an open-ended collage. Here are some fun material ideas:
- crayons, marker
- hole punches
- dot, shape, or bug stickers
- plastic bottle caps
- glitter glue
- pipe cleaners
You can also use the flowers on bulletin boards and on blank books. I hope that your kids enjoy using these flower templates to improve their cutting skills.
Hopefully, they bring a little bit of spring into your life and I can’t wait to hear how you use them.
Get Your Free Cutting Skills Practice Printable
The flowers look amazing when printed on brightly colored paper. They have me longing to see fields of Texas wildflowers…..Come on spring! Click on the link below, fill in the quick form, and I will send the cutting templates directly to your inbox.
Check out the Flower Activity Bundle in my store for more hands-on flower-themed learning activities.