Braided flower bracelets are a fun way to encourage creativity and also creating beautiful crafts that are wearable, too. The kids will love being able to use flowers found around the area to create these beautiful bracelets!
Living in Texas, we get spring much earlier than the rest of the world. We love to make lots of spring crafts to celebrate the turn of the season.
Even though March has barely begun, we are already flooded with wildflowers! One of the first signs of spring in Texas is these little purple flowers. They pop up along with the dandelions in early spring. When these flowers emerge, you know spring is on its way soon!
If you’re looking for a natural spring craft with a lot of oomph, you’ll love these braided flower bracelets made from wildflowers!
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Recommended Flower Books for Kids
Discover more about seeds, weeds, and how flowers grow with these amazing flower books. Your kids will love the visuals and explore what flowers look like inside and how important they are to us.
Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian)I Can Grow a Flower (Life Cycle Board Books)A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington CarverMagical Secret Garden (Flower Fairies)The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!)Planting a Rainbow
Braided Flower Bracelets Supplies
When it comes to a fun craft, this is the one! Getting the kids outdoors and having them explore and find flowers in nature is a fun and easy process. In fact, it’s one that they’ll love doing and will be able to do over and over again.
Make certain to check out our Fun Spring Activities for Kids as well!
Recommended Spring Printables
By using these activity kits, your kids will grow to have more interest in and appreciation for flowers and enjoy springtime. Try grabbing one of these items for your kids, and see how they will love working with flowers!
The learning never stops, even in spring! Make learning more enjoyable with these learning activities, from math worksheets to alphabet puzzles, I guarantee that your kids will ask for more.
If your kids need help practicing addition facts, grab these super cool Spring color by number addition worksheets!
How to Make Braided Flower Bracelets
Follow these simple steps to make your own braided flower bracelets! Use whatever wildflowers are local to you. The longer the stem the better. Dandelions work great for this craft project.
Making the braided flower bracelet is the easiest thing in the world. All you need is a field of wildflowers (or your yard, if you have grass as we do), some scissors, and a bit of time.
Pick flowers that have the longest stems you can find. This will make your final bracelet hold together better. You will need about a dozen flowers per bracelet, so if you have multiple kids make sure to pick plenty!
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If your child is into arts and crafts, you’ll love these flower craft kits that will help them enhance their creativity and fine motor skills.
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Use the scissors to cut off any leaves from the stems, leaving just the flowers and the stem.
Take three flowers and hold them in your hand by the stems just below the flowers. Start a braid just like you would if braiding hair. Braid about three or four times, then add another flower to one side. Braid two or three more times then add a flower to the opposite side of the braid. As you braid, keep adding more flowers to not only make the bracelet pretty but also so you can keep braiding until the bracelet is long enough to wrap around a wrist.
Once your bracelet is long enough, wrap it around your child’s wrist. Intertwine the ends of the last stems with the head of the original flowers bu tucking the stems into the first part of the braid to complete the circle. Your bracelet is finished!
Once you tire of wearing your braided flower bracelets, press them between two sheets of paper and some books to create beautiful pressed flowers (or use a flower press)
that you can use for other craft projects.
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