Plastic Spoon Flower Craft

This little Crocus Flower Craft would be a really cute gift for mom on Mother’s Day or even a cute Teacher Gift. The perfect simple Spring Flower Craft for kids to make. 

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Flower Craft

In my experience, The first flower to bloom has always been the Crocus flower. It blooms so early, that it has to suffer through late-spring Midwest blizzards. They really are one of the first signs that spring is near, and thank God for That!

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This Crocus Flower in a Pot Craft would be a great gift to give away. Another great flower craft for mom that you might like is my post on How to Make Flowers out of Tissue Paper, or how to make easy Pipe Cleaner Flowers 

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With a little help from an adult, kids can easily finish this craft for the special person in their life.

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These flowers will last for years as a sweet keepsake.

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If you are looking for an easy flower craft to make with the kids, take a look at these:

Tips and Tricks for this Spring Flower Craft:


  • Plastic spoons with wide ends (like the one on the right) are the easiest spoons to use for this craft. Narrow or curved ends are frustrating and difficult to match the ends
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  • If you find that the ends on your spoons will not go together, then you may need to use a low temp. glue gun to secure the spoons so you can wrap them with the floral tape
  • If you can only find spoons with curved ends, you may need to trim the ends to make them straight
  • An adult should probably start the craft by taping some of the floral tape on the spoon handles. Kids can probably take it from there. The only other struggle may be gluing it to the cup. An adult may want to use a low temp. Glue gun to glue the spoonflower to the cup
  • Glue a styrofoam block into the bottom of the cup to push the spoons into

Here’s What You’ll Need for this Flower Craft:

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  • 3 plastic spoons – I used purple for one flower and yellow spoons for another
  • floral tape
  • green pipe cleaner cut into thirds
  • yellow pipe cleaner cut into halves
  • 1 clear 9oz. cup
  • crinkle cut brown paper shavings
  • A low temp. glue gun and glue sticks or an alternative to the glue gun, like…Fabri-Tac

Here’s a quick video to show you how I put these spoon flowers together…

And here’s another video showing me using a temp glue gun for some added ease to this flower craft…


A plastic spoon flower for Mother's Day or teacher gift! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.comNote:*This is such a fun and simple craft.  The hardest and sometimes frustrating part will be facing the spoons inward and getting them to stay while you wrap them. If you are doing this with very small kids, you might want to get the spoons partially wrapped for them and then hand them over for the rest of the craft. If you get them wrapped from the middle to the bottom, they should be good to go and easy for little ones! They can finish wrapping to the top of the handles.

  • Face all 3 spoons inward, forming a triangle with the handles
  • Start wrapping the middle with floral tape and go all the way down (this first part is just to get a good hold with the floral tape, so the spoons are held together)
  • Wrap the spoons again, going all the way up to the end of the handle
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  • Now insert your green pipe cleaner into some spaces on the tape
  • Insert the yellow pipe cleaner down the center of the spoons so some of the yellow is sticking out of the top
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  • Glue the spoon bouquet to the bottom of the cup and fill it with brown paper
  • You are done

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~Melissa –

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Cindy deRosier

    I’m the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your cool spoon flower project! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love for you to submit them.Thanks for a great project idea!

    1. Melissa

      Thank you, Cindy. I’m honored!

  2. Loan

    Fantastic idea – I volunteer to look after 2-4 year olds and have been given the task to create Mother’s Day crafts with the kids. Love it! Thanks so much!!!

    1. Melissa

      Aw. 2-4…I miss that age. You’ll definitely want to get the floral tape started for them. That’s the trickiest part and could get really frustrating for both of you. If you just give the spoons a good wrap to start, the little ones should be able to finish it out. Their moms are going to love their little spoon flowers.

  3. Ine

    Nice and easy to make. I am in the children’s department at my church and always looking for easy & cheap crafts to teach the children. This one is quite easy and cheap too. God bless you.

    1. Melissa

      I am so glad that you found a craft that will work for you. Thank you for leaving me such a nice comment. It made my day. God Bless

  4. Kourtnei

    I did this with my toddler (1year old) class and it was so fun they enjoyed taping the spoons and filling the cup.

    1. Melissa

      That is so wonderful to hear. I always worry about the crafts I publish. I try to make them simple enough, so kids can manage them without frustration. I’m so glad that your 1-year-old was able to wrap the spoons and have fun doing it! That’s great news. Thank you for letting me know. Enjoy your new Spoon Flower. Happy Spring!

  5. Sherrie Herrington

    My teacher at my childcare center have tried and tried to get the spoons adjusted to look like a flower, but have not had any luck. Any suggestion you could give would be greatly appreciated

    1. Melissa

      Hi Sherrie. Are the 3 spoons facing inward toward each other? It can be a bit tricky to get them to stay put. You’ll have to hold the spoons together at the base of the curved part – just at the top of the handle, while you begin wrapping them with floral tape. I’ll try to make this again, today and make a video. It needs some updated pictures anyway. It takes me a couple of days to edit photos and videos, but I’ll try to get it done ASAP for you as a better visual guide.

    2. Melissa

      Hi again. I just finished the craft, yesterday. I’m sorry that it took me so long. I went in search of spoons last week and found all of the purple spoons sold out from the Dollar Store and another store only carried spoons with curved ends. I finally crafted some new flowers out of spoons and added some tips and tricks to the post. I will tell you that with my assorted spoon types, I found some more difficult than others to put together. The curved ends were nearly impossible. I ended up snipping the ends to make them somewhat straight to make them work. The spoons that had narrow ends were the same. I cheated and used a low temp. glue gun to hold them together. The ones with a flat, wide end were simple as can be. I’ll post a video tomorrow. I hope this helps a little bit.

  6. Phyllis

    Helpful hints from making this before class:
    Don’t use cellophane grass- it’s too springy- won’t glue down easily & goes EVERYWHERE. Use paper grass/dirt
    tightly rubber band the 3 spoon ends together- easy & secure
    cut styro foam block & glue into base- then press the spoon ends into the block- now it stands up
    wrap the tape from bottom to top- then on the second wrap- include the green pipe cleaners.

    1. Melissa Haines

      Great idea to include a Styrofoam block. Love your tips. Thank you.