Fabric Garden


  1. Scraps of plain and floral fabric
  2. White glue or glue sticks
  3. Poster board
  4. Pictures of flowers (optional)


Cut out flower shapes from the fabric: petals, leaves, stems, and buds. An adult can do the cutting of shapes if the child is too young. If you have a group of children or family who would like to do this project together, use a roll of butcher paper instead of the poster board, and give each artist a place on the butcher paper to create their section of the group garden. Glue the shapes onto the poster board to make individual flowers, imaginary flora, a flower garden, or field of flowers. Try creating flower people or fairies, drawing a face where the center of a flower would be. Stems can resemble dancing legs, and leaves can turn into arms.


From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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