This bouquet card is so versatile. We recently made it for Grandparents’ Day, but it also works for Mother’s Day, birthdays, teachers’ gifts, you name it!
I adapted the craft from FamilyFun Magazine, replacing the card stock stems with green pipe cleaners. We’ve made the card before with card stock stems, but they weren’t strong enough to support the blooms. You can find step-by-step instructions….here.
We used this template for the flowers, but you can design them any way you like.
Our barely-visible wording says, “A bouquet for Grandparents’ Day!” The FamilyFun site also suggests several alternate greetings for other occasions. Enjoy!
Published by Kirsten W. Larson
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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6 thoughts on “Bouquet Card Craft”
What fun! Looks like a great project. And the pipe cleaners are an excellent idea!
I forgot to mention that you have to use tape when you use the pipe cleaners. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Just a suggestion: our relatives appreciate hand made gifts best too, but they always want photos – how about having the flower centers be the grandkids’ faces!
That’s a great idea, Julie! Thanks for sharing it.
CUTE! It looks fun to do 🙂
It’s not too hard. Cutting the flowers takes a little time.