This flower art box has everything we look for in a kid craft project. Quick and super easy to execute, fail-proof charm, and simple components: a box, transparent contact paper, and whatever happens to be in bloom at the moment.
Jean of The Artful Parent conceived of this flower box as part of Tinkerlab's cardboard box challenge. She cut rectangles out of each side of a box, applied contact paper to the inside with the sticky side facing out, let the kids go to town with fern and flower clippings, and sandwiched it all together with another sheet of contact paper. Then they went about discovering the various ways to enjoy it: lay in the yard and wear it on your head, use it as a lampshade, or rent it out to fairies. As Jean admits, the end result is ephemeral, but a more permanent version could be accomplished with pressed and dried flowers. Check out the blog post for the full photo tutorial.
(images: The Artful Parent)