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Q: flower arranging ideas for children ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: flower arranging ideas for children
Category: Sports and Recreation > Hobbies and Crafts
Asked by: hippo-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 08 Nov 2003 18:41 PST
Expires: 08 Dec 2003 18:41 PST
Question ID: 273980
where can i find flower arranging projects 9arts and crafts0 out of
fresh flowers for children.
Subject: Re: flower arranging ideas for children
Answered By: serenata-ga on 08 Nov 2003 20:36 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Hippo-ga ...

Now there's an interesting question! 

One of the easiest things to do with flowers is to press them and use
them to make something else - sort of a "two-fer" project.

1.) Enchanted Learning's website has a project for flowers and leaves,
pressing them and then making cards or stationery, which you can find

2.) While there aren't complete instructions here, by adding a frame
and some imagination, you can make "pressed flower art" for gifts and
home decorating similar to these on

3.) The Family Fun website has information by Ann Hallock on pressing
flowers and making bookmarks, petal pendants and other crafts, such as
flower pounding, which you can find here:

The petal pendants page is here:

4.) There's a good article by Monica Resinger, "How to Air-Dry
Flowers", in order to make dried flower arrangements, Christmas
ornaments, dried flower wreaths and more. You can find that here:

5.) The Pioneer Thinking website has a few ideas to try. For instance,
how to preserve cut flowers:

how to dry and wax cut flowers:

6.) You can use a dried grapevine and make a wreath with dried flowers
and leaves like this one here:

7.) has instructions for making a simple but elegant sachet here:

8.) Using construction paper and flowers to make placemats:

9.) Or making potpourri hangers for gifts, here:

10.) Making "fairy" or miniature furniture from twigs and pressed
flowers, which look pretty neat to me. You can find those instructions

Obviously, some of the crafts are better suited for certain ages, but
all of the above are neat things to do with flowers. More ideas than I
could come up with off the top of my head, anyway.

Next spring, they can plant some, too!

Search terms used -
  - crafts with flowers
  - flower crafts for children

Thanks again for this opportunity to take a look at some neat things
to do with flowers.

Google Answers Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by hippo-ga on 09 Nov 2003 09:24 PST
Gosh your ideas were incredible...thank you. but i am not looking to
dry or preserve the flowers, what we actually want was some form of
flower arranging, such as cutting fresh flowers and placing them in a
container to form a ladybug or a bumble bee. i need help with this,
such as instructions etc.  can you help?

Clarification of Answer by serenata-ga on 09 Nov 2003 16:08 PST
Hi, Hippo ~

I couldn't find any type of instructions, diagrams, etc., to design
with fresh flowers.

I checked with a floral designer for one of the major floral networks
who likewise indicated she wasn't aware of any such measures, either.

Lastly, I checked with a float designer for the Tournament of Roses
parade and asked how they did it. Their designs are roughed out, then
broken down to building frame and following the colors indicated. So
again, no real 'how tos' are available for fresh.

They all indicated drying/pressing the fresh to use in crafts (even
embroidering with pressed flowers, if you can believe that).

So, I'll ask the engineers to remove the question and perhaps someone
else can find what you need.

Sorry about that,
hippo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.50
Thank you so much for your detailed response.  truly appreciate you
efforts.  i will go to a bookstore tomorrow and look up flowers and

Subject: Re: flower arranging ideas for children
From: serenata-ga on 09 Nov 2003 21:37 PST
Hi again Hippo ...

I hope you have good luck at the bookstore. When I checked the
library, the crafts were all ... you guessed it ... dried or pressed
or hammered flowers.

I think your idea is neat! I tried a 'bug' with two half balls of
styrofoam and some silk flowers. If you cut them about the same length
and insert them about the same depth, it makes a bug and if you could
find dark and yellow, you could alternate them for the look of a

I then made antennae from pipe cleaners with smaller balls at the end.
I didn't have flowers small enough to cover those with!

Used bent pipecleaners for the 'legs', too ... I'd show you a picture,
but it was pretty pathetic! For someone who makes a living
illustrating, I am extremely flower-challenged!

Thank you for both the rating and your tip. That was a nice thing to
do, considering I couldn't help you without drying those ol' flowers.


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