Turn wooden spoons into adorable spring flowers with this easy project! These wooden spoon flowers are so easy to make, and they’re great for homemade puppet shows and imaginative play. Such a cute craft to celebrate the end of winter!
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It’s not unusual for us to experience spring snowstorms up here in Canada, but this year’s March weather has been surprisingly mild.
We haven’t had any substantial snowfalls in weeks, and the weather forecast for the next few days is actually showing temperatures in the double digits. (For those of you who don’t use Celsius, that’s the equivalent of over 50 degrees Fahrenheit… which may seem chilly to you if you live somewhere warm, but we’re loving it!)
The sunshine and warmer weather mean our kids can’t wait to start growing fruits, vegetables and flowers in our garden. So I thought a flower-themed craft was the perfect way to encourage them!
What I couldn’t predict was how much they would love this craft—so much so that they’ve been walking around the house carrying their little flowers all day and using them to put on puppet shows for their baby sister.
Needless to say, we’re definitely going to have to make more wooden spoon crafts in the very near future!
How to Make a Wooden Spoon Flower
Here’s what you’ll need to turn a wooden spoon into an adorable spring flower:
- Wooden spoon
- Sharp scissors
- Fabric marking pen (optional)
- Acrylic paint
- Tacky glue
- Acrylic paint pens or permanent markers
1. Trace Flower Petals
Start by placing a spoon on top of some colourful felt and tracing some flower petals around the bowl of the spoon. Make the petals as small or as big as you like—we used a different size for each flower!
I used a fabric marking pen for this step because it has water-soluble ink and can easily be removed simply by adding water.
You can use a piece of chalk instead if that’s all you have—but if you love felt crafts, or if you’re planning on making a DIY Felt Board for your child, a fabric marking pen would be a really practical thing to keep on hand!
2. Cut Felt
Use a pair of sharp scissors (ideally sewing scissors) to cut around the flower petals.
At this point, I rubbed some water over the lines to dissolve the ink from the fabric marking pen. You can do the same to wash off the chalk if that’s what you used.
3. Paint Spoon
Use acrylic paint to turn the wooden spoon into a flower by painting the bowl yellow and the handle green. (You can also experiment with different colour schemes if you wish—you could probably make a cute sunflower by combining brown paint and yellow felt!)
4. Let Dry
To avoid staining the felt, let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.
5. Glue Felt to Spoons
Use some tacky glue to glue the felt to the back of the spoon. (Note: It’s always best to use tacky glue when crafting with felt, because unlike school glue, it doesn’t soak through the felt.)
6. Draw Face
Add some eyes and a mouth the front of your spoon. There are several ways you can do this:
- Draw them on using permanent markers
- Draw them on using acrylic paint pens (this is what I did)
- Paint them on using a fine-tipped paintbrush
I made the eyes blue because I happened to have a blue acrylic paint pen on hand, but feel free to use a black Sharpie if that’s what you have!
And that’s all there is to it! Aren’t they so cute? The kids can’t wait to make more wooden spoon crafts to add to their puppet collection!
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