With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, why not create a unique 3D paper tulip card craft with kids? If you are on the lookout for a meaningful, handmade card for Mother’s Day, this DIY tulip card is perfect!
Not only for Mother’s Day, this tulip craft is also a great idea to do with kids for spring, Valentine’s Day, Teacher’s Day, or Grandparents’ Day! With just some paper, scissors, glue, and our tulip card template, children can create a beautiful flower card they will be proud of.
Making this flower craft is a fun and creative activity perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids. You can also make this card at childcare, library, or even with the whole family.
If you are looking for more handmade cards for Mother’s Day, you may want to check out our fingerprint button flower card and our collection of easy Mother’s Day cards for kids. If you simply want a flower craft, you will find more ideas in our easy flower crafts roundup.
Supplies you need to make a Mother’s Day tulip craft
- 3D tulip card template
- Two A4 construction papers (We used purple for the tulip flowers and orange for the sun)
- Two A4 cardstocks (We used green for the leaf, stem, and grass, and blue for the background)
Steps to make a tulip card craft for kids
Download the tulip card printable template from our printable library by signing up for our newsletters below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our tulip printable under the section “Mother’s Day”.
Print page 1 of the template on purple A4 construction paper, page 2 of the template on green A4 cardstock, and page 3 of the template on orange A4 construction paper. (Alternatively, you can print pages 1 and 3 on white A4 construction paper, and page 2 on white A4 cardstock, and the kids can color them in.)
Cut out all the parts from the template.
First, stick two green paper strips onto a blue A4 cardstock to make the stems. To adjust the height, simply trim off the end of each stem.
Now, it’s time to make the tulip flowers. We need three petal shapes to make one flower.
Fold one petal in half. Add glue to one of the folded halves. Attach it to the middle of the second petal, making sure the edges align correctly. Now we have one beautiful tulip flower!
Create a second flower by following the same steps, and then attach them to the stems.
Fold the green card in half horizontally. Use scissors to create V-shaped cuts along the open side for a grassy look.
Stick it at the very bottom of the blue cardstock with the grass at the top covering the stems.
Fold the leaf in half and apply glue outside one of the folded halves. Glue it at the bottom of the tulip plant overlapping the grass.
Stick the orange sun at the top right corner of the blue cardstock. Stick the small triangle-shaped sun rays around it.
Now, the gorgeous tulip card is ready awaiting your secret message! To finish the card, open the green fold at the bottom and add your message for Mother’s Day.
Once you’ve written it, fold it back up and hand it over to Mom!
The tulip flowers, grass, and leaf stand off the card to give it a 3d look which makes the card look so pretty.
Don’t forget to check out our fun spring crafts for kids for more flower craft ideas!