I saw this post about painting wood flowers and thought it was such a neat idea but did not have time for a trip to the craft store today. So I got to thinking how could I make my own wood flowers with what we have around here.
I came up with this.
Super simple. Just used our table saw to cut the tree cookie. Then the power drill to drill a hole in the bottom. Sam helped me to collect the sticks that we would use. A little wood glue in the hole and Sam pushed in the stick. Our version of a wood flower!
Then they just needed paint.
I think they turned out pretty cute!
The Nitty Gritty!
If you had older kids you could incorporate much more building. I am not exactly sure how it would work but I am sure there is a way of nailing more pieces onto the center piece to make it look even more like a flower.
Older kids could also examine colors of specific flowers and then try to copy those colors on their own flowers.
If you haven't done a color or flower walk with your little ones yet this could also be a great indoor project to partner with a walk. Take a walk with your toddler/preschooler and examine the flowers and colors that you see. Then when you get back inside you can remind them of what you saw on the walk and have them paint the colors they saw.