Try this beautiful fine motor activity the next time you are in your backyard! This flower threading board is free to make and will take you 5 minutes to prepare. Press the flowers right on the cardboard and this gorgeous nature craft will last forever!
I can’t believe it, but it’s September 1st! That means soon the leaves will start to fall and the flowers will slowly fade. I thought it would be a fun to try this craft to help preserve a little bit of summer through the fall and winter months! It only took 5 minutes to prepare and I didn’t have to buy a single thing! I just repurposed an Amazon box, borrowed my kids’ markers, and found some wildflowers in our yard. My boys loved helping me with this nature craft and were so proud of their pieces of art when it was completed!
Just a quick reminder to only pick flowers in your own yard!
Ready to try flower threading!? Here’s what you’ll need..
- Cardboard– These cardboard sheets are a convenient option if you don’t have any to reuse.
- Something sharp to puncture holes in the cardboard- I used a sharp pencil.
- Scissors or X Acto Knife– These are excellent for cardboard crafts! They are very sharp ONLY for adult use.
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Here’s How I Made the Flower Threading Board:
Draw your stems and flowers on the board. We headed outside for inspiration!
Poke holes so you can weave your stems through the board. I just used a sharp pencil for this step. I suggest poking the pencil all the way through.
Poke holes at the bottom of the stems to make a cute tie. Children can practice tying the string!
Head outside with your kids to collect flowers! I suggest using one type of flower per board if you plan on pressing them. Or choose flowers that are similar in size and thickness, like black-eyed Susans and daisies. This will ensure that all flowers get pressed on the board during the pressing process.
Make sure you tape the flowers to the back of the board so they lay flat and don’t budge.
Doesn’t it look beautiful?! Once the flowers are pressed, you can place the nature craft on a shelf and enjoy it year-round!
Pin it and save it for later!
I hope you give this flower threading activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.