Empty egg cartons
Paint, markers, or crayons
Cut apart an egg carton into individual sections. Make enough so that each child has at least 3 individual sections. Since the surface area is so small, the project goes fast. The more sections you have the more they have to work with.
Poke a pipe cleaner through the bottom of each section to make a stem. You could ask older children to do this prep work.
Have the children paint the sections with a variety of colors. (Markers or crayons can also be used.)
You can wait for the “flowers” to dry by putting them in a bud vase (or Dixie cup) and use them as a centerpiece at your table!
Egg cartons are great for a variety of craft projects. Visit the link below for some ideas!