Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Crafternoons/02

Isn't that moment wonderful? The moment you head to do the weekly shop and spy the tight green bundles of promise that are daffodils. It's a little sign that Spring is on the way, that the days will soon be getting longer and the temperatures will be rising. With our first few bunches of daffodils, I've enjoyed showing the tightly closed buds to B and then checking with him each morning to see them burst forth in colour. He now has a little 'explosion' hand gesture which he uses to refer to daffs. We made this little bunch of daffodils from an old egg box, but of course you could paint them any colour to create roses, tulips and the like, perhaps as a Mother's Day gift.

The Tools:
  • An egg box
  • Scissors
  • Paint & brushes
  • Coloured card
  • Pencil
  • Straws
  • PVA Glue
  • Colourful tissue paper
  • A kitchen skewer or sharp pencil

Part 1: Cut the egg box up so that you have six little cups. Paint these and then leave to dry.
Part 2: Screw up balls of tissue paper and use PVA glue to stick them inside the egg cups.
Part 3: Cut out petals from coloured card (I got B to paint these with yellow paint too which made them rise up at the edges like real petals).
Part 4: Paint the bottoms of the egg cups with PVA glue and stick the petals on. Use a kitchen skewer or sharp pencil to pierce through the petal and bottom of the egg cup. Push a straw through the hole. Place the flowers in a vase and leave to dry.

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