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As the last of winter disappears and signs of the new season begin to pop up all around us, the kids and I get excited for all things spring like kites, flowers, rainbows, butterflies, and so much more. We love our bingo daubers and we couldn’t wait to pull them out for this easy and beautiful Do-a-Dot Spring Flower Craft for Kids!
*Pair with our Spring Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Do-a-Dot Spring Flower Craft
If you haven’t used dot markers before, you’re in for a treat! Besides being mess free, they also help develop hand-eye coordination and strengthen fine motor skills as the kids hold the dot markers and move their hands to apply the marker to the paper.
Do-a-Dot markers are especially great for little ones. They are chunky, making it easier for little hands to grab and manipulate them. We always have dot markers and low-prep dot activity printables on hand for quick and easy fun that we can do any time!
But our favorite way to use dot markers is for crafts. So let’s get started on our Do-a-Dot Spring Flower Craft!
What You Will Need
Helpful Tip: I recommend using smaller dessert sized paper plates to begin with as the kids become comfortable with the markers. It means less surface area that they will need to cover with dots.
How to Make the Spring Flower Craft
There are a couple of options for making this craft. One option is to give your children or students the paper plates and dot markers and just let them start dotting away. It is so fun to see the unique creations they make!
Or, if you want to make this a more structured activity, follow these simple steps:
Have the kids start on the outside edge of the paper plate and go around the circumference of the plate stamping the dot marker with one color.
Then have them pick another color and stamp a circle just within the first dot circle they made. Repeat the process two more times or as many times as your plate allows for.
Finally, you should have a small area in the center of the paper plate. Fill that area in by stamping one final color.
These Do-a-Dot Spring Flowers make great decorations for the classroom or beautiful handmade gifts!