Collect flowers and make beautiful flower petal art with kids! These are so easy to make and look so cute when finished. Write a message on a butterfly rock and give it away as a gift or make a collection of beautiful rocks for yourself. They make a whimsical decoration for your home!
This flower petal art project is so fun! Unleash your creativity by trying a variety of petals and leaves to make different types of butterflies. Adults will enjoy making more complicated designs and younger children will be thrilled to make a lifelike butterfly with just 4 flower petals!
Ready to make one or two? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Flowers- Collect flowers in your yard. **Try bouquet flowers if they are currently out of season in your area. You can also purchase already pressed flowers here. You can find many different options so look around on Amazon to see the different pressed flower options.**
- Stones- We grabbed a few from our nature collection. You can also find stones in craft stores, landscape shops, or Amazon.
- Mod Podge– Play around with gloss and matte finish to see which you like more.
- Tweezers– These are helpful for small and delicate petals.
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Here’s How We Made This Beautiful Flower Petal Art:
Arrange your flower petals on a stone to make sure your butterfly design will fit. Each stone has it’s own unique shape, so I like to find the perfect match before bringing out the Mod Podge.
We used a thin dried plant stem for an antennae, but you could also draw antenna or small details on the wings or bodies with thin sharpies.
Next, seal the flowers on the stones with Mod Podge. Start this process by taking the flower petals off the stone and applying a generous amount of Mod Podge on the stone.
Then put the flower petals and other plant pieces back on the stone.
Last, apply another layer of Mod Podge on the flower. Since I put a lot of sealer on the flower, this will take about an hour to dry.
Here are more butterflies that we made. It’s hard for me to choose my favorite! I think the pansies make unique wings and layering petals create a beautiful effect. Which do you like thde most?! I’m currently drying Black-eyed Susan petals to make a lion stone:) Tag me on instagram if you make a flower design! I can’t wait to see your flower petal art ideas.
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I hope you give this flower petal art project a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.