Painted Garden Flowers

If you’re looking for a fun and easy summer craft for kids, these Painted Garden Flowers are it! Your kids will love creating unique hand-painted flowers using plastic plates and outdoor acrylic paint.

Whether you have a flower garden or a vegetable garden, these painted garden flowers are sure stand out and add personality to your outdoor space.

SUMMER CRAFT FOR KIDS: PAINTED GARDEN FLOWERS

For this easy summer craft for kids we decided to place them in our vegetable garden.

We planted two different kinds of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, strawberries, basil and mint. Our girls helped with everything from pulling weeds to moving dirt to digging, planting, and watering.

We got all the vegetables in the ground successfully….but there was still one problem. Our garden is HUGE, and everything we planted was tiny!

Enter painted garden flowers.

It will take some time before our vegetables take over the space so in the mean time we needed to come up with a solution so that it didn’t looks so bare. That’s where these pretty painted garden flowers come in! They’re incredibly simple, and perfect for kids. Especially kids who are as excited about their garden as mine are!

HOW TO MAKE PAINTED GARDEN FLOWERS

Supplies Needed:

  • wooden garden stakes
  • clear plastic plates
  • outdoor acrylic paint* & paintbrushes
  • small screws
  • screwdriver
  • drill
  • twine

How To:

  • Give your kiddos a plate, a paintbrush, and all their favorite colors of paint. Let them create!
  • Once paint is completely dry, drill a small hole approximately one centimeter from the inner rim of the plate. Use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than your screws.
  • Use a screwdriver to attach the plate to the garden stake, using the drilled hole as your starting point.
  • Cut 4 feet of twine and wrap it 4-5 times around the stake, leaving some on each end to tie a bow.
  • Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the stake into the ground.

*Note: I have had ours outside in heavy rain and the outdoor paint has held up perfectly!

EASY SUMMER CRAFT: PAINTED GARDEN FLOWERS

EASY SUMMER CRAFT: PAINTED GARDEN FLOWERS

Easy Summer Craft for Kids: Painted Garden Flowers

Materials

  • wooden garden stakes
  • clear plastic plates
  • outdoor acrylic paint* & paintbrushes
  • small screws
  • screwdriver
  • drill
  • twine

Instructions

  • Give your kiddos a plate, a paintbrush, and all their favorite colors of paint. Let them create!
  • Once paint is completely dry, drill a small hole approximately one centimeter from the inner rim of the plate. Use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than your screws.
  • Use a screwdriver to attach the plate to the garden stake, using the drilled hole as your starting point.
  • Cut 4 feet of twine and wrap it 4-5 times around the stake, leaving some on each end to tie a bow.
  • Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the stake into the ground.

Notes

These painted flowers have withstood rainfall and the outdoor elements and the paint has held up well.

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4 Comments

  1. I love this…absolutely love it. Will be stopping at Michaels on my way home. THANKS FOR SHARING!

  2. Hello! I’ve enjoyed all your ideas, my 4 year old daughter and I do one almost daily. She looks forward to our ‘project time’ every single day! We’ve made flowers, rainbows, windsongs, dream catchers, turtles and many many other things. These ideas are so simple, refreshing and have room for improvising on the fly! Thank for your generosity in sharing these, I’m sure many many mom’s and kids continue to have hours of fun and learning together šŸ™‚

  3. What kind of plates did you use? Iā€™m trying this with my class, but the chinet plastic plates keep cracking when I drill the holes.
    Thanks!

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