I love incorporating objects from nature whenever I can, so our Flower Week would not be complete without getting outside and interacting with real flowers!
The kids had so much fun exploring the backyard and looking for flowers. I was impressed by their observation skills as they found flowers in places that I didn't even notice. Most of the flowers they found were weeds but to the eye of a child they are just as beautiful as any other flower. We also included different leaves and grasses in our weavings and I let each of them pick one of my special flowers from the flower garden to add to their weaving.
These cardboard flower monograms are a fun way to display their nature collections, practice fine motor skills and learning weaving basics. The monogram letters help with letter recognition and helped them distinguish their weaving board from the other.
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MATERIALS FOR MONOGRAM FLOWER WEAVINGS
- Flowers + leaves (preferably real)
HOW TO MAKE A MONOGRAM FLOWER WEAVING
- [Parents] Cut out the first letter of your child's name from a piece of cardboard. Cut a notch near the top and the bottom. The cardboard monogram will be your weaving loom.
- Starting at the first notch, begin wrapping a string tightly around the cardboard monogram. End with the string in the last notch. Tape to the back if necessary.
- Tuck flowers and leaves into the strings. Weaving over and under the strings will hold the leaves and flowers in place more tightly.
WAYS TO CREATE YOUR FLOWER WEAVING
- Have a nature scavenger hunt! Hunt for certain flowers or colors.
- Go outside and collect flowers + leaves
- Color the cardboard monogram with paint or paint sticks before weaving
- Use rubber bands instead of string
- Try cutting a different shape out of the cardboard
DID YOU TRY IT?
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