Crafting With Katie: Mother’s Day Straw Flowers

By Katie Osterhout
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Try this fun and easy Mother’s Day craft with your kiddos that can be gifted to those special women in their lives. These flowers will bring smiles to their faces for years to come.


For this Mother’s Day craft, you will need:

  • Plastic straws
  • PaintWhite or colored paper
  • Markers or crayons


First, plan your scene!

Design the base for your stems. This could be a row of dirt in a garden, a centerpiece in a vase or fresh cut flowers in a watering can. Draw green stems and leaves coming out from your base.

Then, prepare your straws by cutting 4 evenly spaced slits down one end, about 1/2 inch long. Flatten the ends to form a flower shape when pushing down on the straw. This will be your stamp. Choose your favorite color paints and pour into a flat tray for easy dipping.

Stamp your paint covered straw ends at the tip of the flower stems. You can mix colors or stick with one. Some flowers may be tall and long and others may be more full. Make it your own.

Once dried, add the details to your Mother’s Day craft: a bow, butterflies, clouds in the sky or maybe a little ladybug and bumble bee in your garden.

Celebrate the special ladies in your life with these colorful pieces of art.

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We’d love to see your flowers! Share with us and tag @creative_household on Instagram or post #creativehouseholdfl to show off your fun!

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