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Sensory Flower Activity

Your preschool child will enjoy this sensory activity while at the same time stimulating their senses. They will touch, smell, and observe.

What you’ll need:

  • Colored squares of paper
  • Colored pencils (triangular-shaped profile pencils help with grip, but not necessary)
  • Scissors
  • Black permanent marker
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Aromatic aerosol spray

What to do:

  1. Have your child cut the colored paper into 4-inch squares.
  2. They should then fold in half corner to half corner, and then in half again. (Folding can be tricky for little fingers so be sure to help)
  3. Have your child draw a curved line from corner to corner. Then cut through all thickness at the same time.
  4. Open out the flower and draw a black dot in the center with a permanent black marker. The flower can then be further colored by your preschooler.
  5. Your child can then use green colored pipe cleaners for stems, pasting the stem under the flower.
  6. Have them make several colored flowers, experimenting with cuts and folds to make different flower styles.
  7. With the flowers complete, help your child draw or cut out a paper vase for their flowers. You can even place them in a real flower vase.
  8. Spray a touch of flower-scented spray on each flower to add the final touch to their arrangement!