This months challenge for BostikBloggers was based on flowers. As I had chosen a more complicated craft based on a flower for Easter I decided to do something that the little ones could join in with this time.
What you need:
Thin Green Paper
Textured Green Felt
First take your coloured card and draw round your little ones hands.
Next cut out the handprints to form the flower head and put to one side.
Next take your wooden skewers and wrap in a little of the thin, green paper and fix along the edge with glue to create a flower stem.
Whilst the glue is drying draw varied leaf shapes on the felt and cut out ready to attach to the stem.
Once the glue has dried on the stem attach the hand prints to one end with a couple of strips of sellotape.
On the other end of the stem take a little glue and attach the leaves that you have cut out.
Once the glue has hardened the flowers are all good to go. My boys decided to give theirs to their Nanny, who would you gift yours too?
After our annual trip to the lavender fields the other day I took an idea that number three had done at school and decided to make some lavender scented playdough.
I made this in the hope that it would have calming properties that would rub off on the children!! This unfortunately didn’t work but the smell was wonderful.
- 250g plain flour
- 50g salt
- 150g water
- 2tbsp oil
- Few drops purple food colouring
- Finely chopped small handful of lavender
Mix together all the dry ingredients and slowly add the oil and water until all the ingredients are combined.
Store in a plastic bag in the fridge until you are ready to use.
With a basket full of soft potatoes and some bored children on a rainy day I decided to go a bit old school and make some potato print pictures with them.
I can’t remember any of mine coming home with any potato printed items and I cant recall doing it myself since I was at school.
It’s such an easy craft activity that requires very little equipment or preparation.
We simply cut a few potatoes in half and number three then used her imagination to carve out some great shapes from the potatoes.
She created mainly raised shapes. Squares, triangles, simple lines and a little house. There was also a heart that she dug into the potato thus using the outside of the potato to create the picture instead.
Once the shapes had been made we rolled a large piece of paper across the table and put some blobs of paint onto some paper plates and then left them to get creating.
It quickly turned into hand a finger painting too, but it’s great to give them free reign to produce whatever they like.
Number three and I are going to try some more intricate designs soon and hopefully make some snazzy wrapping paper.
What crafts do you remember from your childhood?