The holiday season is the perfect time to make these Pretty Poinsettia Crafts for Kids! Also since it’s Poinsettia Day on 12th December!
As we enter the holiday season, you’re bound to see lots of little elves, snowmen, Santas and gingerbread houses pop up everywhere. This is also the time you see some unique foliage, holly, mistletoe and of course, bright red poinsettias!
The poinsettia is synonymous with Christmas decorations everywhere, but did you know that it was originally cultivated as a medicinal plant by the Aztecs? Yes, this flower has many names: ‘Christmas Eve flower’ in Mexico, ‘Easter flower’ in Spain and ‘Crown of the Andes’ in Peru.
There’s an interesting story about how this bloom came to be associated with Christmas. There was a poor little girl in Mexico, who wanted to gift the baby Jesus something but didn’t have any money. An angel guided her to make a bouquet out of weeds and she placed them at the altar of the church, the weeds turned into bright red poinsettias! Since then, these flowers have been used by people everywhere.
Today, the poinsettia is a big deal in the United States and other countries, thanks to the U.S. Minister Joel Roberts Poinsett, who introduced the plant to the country and after whom it is named. Poinsett’s death anniversary is on 12th December, which is also celebrated as National Poinsettia Day. So as we approach this day, it’s a good idea to think about everything the poinsettia stands for – with some pretty poinsettia crafts for kids!
20 Pretty Poinsettia Crafts for Kids
The most striking feature of poinsettias is no doubt, its bright crimson color. But with Made to be a Momma’s project, you’ll find that white ones have their own charm! Go ahead and experiment with other colors if you like.
What’s Christmas without a wreath? And what’s a wreath without some bright red and green on it? We’ve gone and included all these in this wreath made with paper poinsettias and burlap for that rustic, farmhouse feel.
Arty Crafty Kids has a Christmas card idea that’s practically bursting with color! We love the pop of all that red on the white Christmas card. With such an impressive cover, you don’t need a long message on the inside!
Deep Space Sparkle makes use of paper plates to create a pretty and interesting Poinsettia project. The textures on the leaves are lovely. Yes, those red bracts are actually leaves – not flower petals!
Mesh wreaths give an elegant and glamorous look to your Christmas decor without being tacky or over the top. Trendy Tree creates a poinsettia wreath with red and green mesh, along with gold baubles for a touch of bling!
Poinsettias don’t have to be restricted to wreaths, you can also hang them on your tree! First Palette shows us how to make a pretty poinsettia ornament that’ll look perfect on a green tree. You can also give them out as gifts to your friends.
This paper poinsettia garland project from North Pole is simple and a great craft for beginner crafters. And the best part is that you don’t need too many complicated craft supplies – just lots of red paper!
Is it just me, or do coffee filters look like they were made to become poinsettia leaves? All Free Christmas Crafts gives us a craft that utilizes the texture of coffee filters perfectly in turning them into lovely crimson blooms.
Planning a socially distant Christmas party this year? You still have to do up the place, and Darice Blog has the perfect backdrop idea – giant poinsettias! These are super easy to make and instantly make the place look festive.
Hoop wreaths are all the rage these days, and we absolutely love how elegant this poinsettia hoop wreath from Think Make Share Blog looks. Crepe paper lends a beautiful look and texture to these flowers.
Surfin through Second has a craft that’s perfect for little ones. They’ll enjoy making separate leaves and then assembling them all together in a swirl pattern to resemble poinsettias. Show them a picture of the real flower before they start.
Fancy some poinsettia art? A Little Pinch of Perfect has just the right project for you, introducing a new technique to little artists – sponge painting! Explain how the star shape of the poinsettia symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem and the color represents the blood of Christ.
We love pop up cards – it adds a whole new level to a plain card! A Piece of Rainbow brings us a 3-D poinsettia in this lovely craft that literally explodes when you open up the card! Keep the card white so the colors really pop.
Want an easy craft that doesn’t need too many supplies or too much time? Red Ted Art has a project that checks all these boxes and is super easy to make too! We think these would be great to replace bows on gifts.
Origami is always a favorite, and My Crafts shows us how easy it is to make Poinsettias out of Origami paper! Get red and green paper with tiny patterns on them for a completely different look for the finished flowers.
Midwest Living shows us how easy it is to turn plain lunch napkins to gorgeous flowers that can be used anywhere – on gifts, on trees, in wreaths or garlands. So many uses from plain paper napkins!
An easy way to get into the festive spirit even if your home isn’t ready for decorating – wear it! Tidy Mom shows us how to make pretty felt poinsettias that you can pin on to your clothes and remind everyone around you that it’s time to get the tree up!
We’ve already mentioned how we think coffee filters are perfect to make poinsettias, and Crayola takes this a step further by using them on a wreath. Those leaves swirl so naturally, you’d think they were real flowers!
If you’d like to practice your quilling skills this season, look no further than this project form Crafts Beautiful! They have a full set of quilled poinsettia crafts including ideas on how you can use them, like on gift boxes or cards.
Poinsettias are a big deal in the United States, with almost 70 million flowers being sold during the holiday season every year. Celebrate how big a deal the poinsettia is with a giant flower craft from Jennifer Maker!
After all those poinsettia craft ideas for kids, we sure are seeing red everywhere! Whatever craft materials you have at home right now, you can make a poinsettia out of it, whether it’s felt, coffee filters, napkins or just plain paper! Don’t forget to read about the poinsettia influence in various world cultures as well as about the plant itself. Nothing like learning while crafting!