Hands On Crafts for Kids
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By Sandy Laipply


Main supplies:

  • Cardboard paint bucket
  • Delta Ceramcoat® acrylic paint – green, pink, purple, yellow
  • 18” Wood dowel – 3/8” diameter

    Basics supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes
  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape


1. Trace pattern for petals on white paper and cut out. Cut top rim off of bucket. Trace petal pattern onto bucket and cut petals out, stopping at the bottom edge of the bucket.
2. Paint bottom inside of bucket yellow, inside of petals pink, and dowel green. Let dry.
3. Use handle of paint brush to paint green dots on yellow flower center. Use liner brush to paint purple squiggly lines. Let dry.
4. Carefully bend petals back.
5. Cut a 1” x 3” rectangle from a scrap of the bucket. Bend ends of rectangle and glue centered to back of flower, allowing enough room for the dowel to slide through it.


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