Perfect for a preschool plant unit, this Venus Fly Trap craft is made from paper plates and a paper towel tube!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Paper Towel Tube
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Fold a paper plate in half and paint the inside circle (non-textured portion) green. Allow it to dry.

Step 2: Paint the other side of the paper plate inside circle pink and allow it to dry.

Step 3: Cut spikey shapes around the textured edges of the paper plate. (Create another one or two plant blooms, if you'd like.)

Step 4: Paint a paper towel tube  and allow it to dry.

Step 5: Paint a paper plate green. Allow it to dry.

Step 6: Cut leaves from the painted paper plate.

Step 7: Glue the paper plate blooms to the paper towel tube.

Step 8: Glue the leaves to the paper towel tube.

Step 9: Add eyes cut from another paper plate, paper or cardstock.

Venus Fly Traps are so interesting and this is such an easy craft to do as part of a lesson or just for fun!


This lovely flower corsage is made almost entirely from recycled materials - egg carton, shredded paper and a cardboard tube!

Start with:

  • Cardboard Egg Carton
  • Shredded Paper
  • Pom Pom
  • Cardstock
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

Create it!

Step 1: Paint several sections of egg carton and allow it to dry.

Step 2: Cut out the circle portion of the painted egg carton and glue some shredded paper to the center.

Step 3: Glue a pom pom to the center of the shredded paper.

Step 4: Cut a portion from the cardboard tube for the corsage wrist band and cut a slit in one end.

Step 5: Glue the egg carton flowers to the wrist band.

Step 6: Cut leaves from cardstock.

Step 7: Glue the leaves to the corsage.

There are so many recycled materials that can be turned into something fun!


It's fun to paint with something other than a paintbrush and if you have a little one that likes toy cars, this is just the thing! This simple to set up vehicle painting activity can be used to color match or for color mixing!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Washable Paint
  • Paintbrushes, optional
  • Toy Cars
  • Scissors

Create it!:

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardboard. Paint it and allow it to dry. We liked how all the colors really popped against a white background.

Step 2: Add blobs of paint to one end of the cardboard. We set ours up in rainbow order!

Step 3: Drive the vehicles through the paint to create color on the canvas.

So much fun and after the painting is done, set up a carwash in the sink to extend the play!

We may have gone a little overboard on unicorns for Letter U Week but we had so much fun with them! A recap of our Letter U projects below:

U is for Unicorn! Click here for full tutorial.

U is for Upcycle! Click here for full tutorial.

U is for Uni-Crown! Click here for full tutorial.

We've only got a few weeks of #ArtTheAlphabet left. It has been so much fun! Can't wait to share our projects next week!