Tinkering with Flowers … and making a window flower collage

The kids and I were very excited to take part in this Creative Challenge set up by Tinkerlab.


We took participated in the last 2 Tinkerlab Challenges … the Paper Bag and the Egg Carton Creative Challenges.  It’s a fun way to spark kids’ imagination … and also to see what other people come up with using the exact same material.

This challenge …


I love that the idea behind these challenges is that they are to be CHILD-centered.  So, I usually start off with a basic idea and then set the kids up with the materials and they take it from there.  We currently don’t have any blooming flowers in our yard, so I bought some fresh daisies at the store.  Then, I took a large sheet of contact paper and taped it to our family room window … STICKY SIDE OUT. (I got this idea for a contact paper window collage from The Artful Parent)

I put out the flowers and some child-safe scissors (and some tape for reinforcement … and let them explore and create!

Now let’s see what our friends from the blogosphere came up with …


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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Rachelle | TinkerLab

    This came out beautiful! And you know what a sucker I am for anything with the word “tinker” in it! We also used contact paper, probably originally inspired by The Artful Parent as well. I’m so glad you joined the challenge.

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