Just in time for Mother’s Day. These water bottle flowers are so darn cute. I love simple crafts, and I especially love ones that don’t involve going to the store for supplies. I bet you have most or all of the supplies for this one, right at home. Come on in, and I’ll show you how to make these simple water bottle flowers:
Water Bottle Flowers
These are so precious and perfect for spring, summer, and Mother’s Day gifts. Of course, if you are looking for flower crafts, you might also love my post on How to make flowers out of Tissue Paper
If you are looking for flower crafts, check out some of my other posts:
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Water bottles
- Fabric Paint or Washable Kid’s Paint (Like Crayola)
- paintbrushes – I like to use the sponge brushes
- Yellow pom-poms – about 1/2 inch wide
- low-temperature glue gun with glue sticks or fabri-tac glue
- green straws – try to find the ones with flexible tips
- green construction paper
Here’s a quick video to show you how to make this Water Bottle Craft…
Now, on to the fun:
- Cut the ends off of the water bottles and dry them completely
- Paint the inside of the bottle ends and let dry
- Cut some little leaf shapes out of the green paper
- Trim your straws to the desired length and glue to the back of the bottle end – I put a dot of glue at the bump (technical term) 🙂
- Turn the bottle end around and use glue to add the yellow pom-pom to the indention (middle) of the bottle bottom and leaves to the straws
- You are done, my friend!
Here are my top Amazon picks for this Flower Craft for Kids to Make…
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com
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I do crafts with Seniors at our local HiRise and this month we’re going to make your water flowers
That makes me so happy. Thank you for letting me know that this craft is serving others. I love it.
Hi. How did you glue the straw to the flower part?? Doesn’t seem that it will hold?? Doing this with my kindergartener for recycle art project..
Hi Cat. I used a low-temperature glue gun. I glued the top of the straw to the very center of the water bottle bottom. It helps if you can find flexible straws. You can bend them toward the spot you are aiming to glue them to.
I just grabbed the water bottle flowers out of my craft cabinet to take another look for you. They are still intact – even after all these years. I will snap a picture today of the back showing exactly where to glue the straws and upload it to the post.
how long does it take
I’d say with drying time for the paint, 15-20 minutes – total.
I love this so fun!
Thank you so much, Kayla!
We did these ,I used these sticks( like sucker sticks ) that I had and painted them green and made a hole in the bottom of the bottle and glued it. They turned out so cute . I’m thinking we need to Paint a pot to put them in.
I love that idea. Thank you so much for coming back to share with us. I’d love to see the finished product. It sounds adorable! If you ever want to share…I do have a craft group on FB. https://www.facebook.com/groups/403215014446268 🙂