Monday, 25 February 2008

Spring Flowers in a Vase

To make you will need:
  • Straws
  • Squares of cut up tissue paper
  • Tissue paper cut into leaf shapes
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Cup cake cases
  • Paint or pencils to decorate (not shown)
  • A washed yoghurt drink pot

To make:

Screw up the tissue paper loosely into balls
Paint or colour the cup cakes if desired.
Stick the tissue paper inside the cup cake cases
Glue the leaves onto the reverse of the cases
Cellotape the straws to the back of the cup cake case
Place in the vase, you can decorate the vase too, if you want .
For something different you could make a Mothers Day card and glue the cupcake cases onto a piece of folded card and glue some strips of tissue paper onto the card as stems.

Mothers Day Mosaic Boxes

To make you will need:

  • Box, we used heart shaped boxes here but you can use any box with a lid
  • Different coloured squares, we cut up paint charts from the DIY shop
  • Glue
  • Chocolates

    To make:

Cut up the paint charts into 1cm squares and some triangles.

Glue the squares to the box

Put Chocolates inside to give to Mum or anyone else special.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Life Cycles Spiral Hanging

For this you will need:
  • A paper plate

  • Some colouring pencils, crayons, paint

  • Some wool or string

  • A drawing of a butterfly, cocoon, caterpillar and a leaf

  • some cellotape or sticky spots

  • Scissors

To make:

Colour or paint the paper plate and cut a spiral

Colour and decorate the butterfly, cocoon, caterpillar and leaf. Draw a picture of an egg on the leaf.

Cut out the butterfly, caterpillar, cocoon and leaf and stick a length of wool or string on the back.

Stick each of the cut-outs onto the spiral starting with the leaf and finishing with the butterfly.

Hang up.

Life Cycle Spiral by Shelley Northfield. Aged 3

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Project 5 part 2: Heart-shaped Cardboard Photo Frames

To make you will need:

  • A card with a heart shape aperture. Click here
  • Some heart shaped stickers , jewels, confetti
  • Double sided sticky tape or glue
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • A photo

To make:

The card I used had three folds, but you can use a card which has one fold, but you will need to find a spare piece of card to make the stand.

Cut one of the thirds off the card just leaving two halves, put to one side.

Using double sided sticky tape or glue stick three sides down, leaving one long side open.

Decorate the front with the stickers, confetti or jewels

Cut a triangle shape out of the third piece of card, fold a small flap along one edge, about 1cm deep and then sellotape to the back of the frame (see below)

Put a photo inside and give it someone you love.

Project 5 part 1: Valentines Heart Tags

To make you will need:

  • a cardboard heart shape
  • some different shades of pink tissue paper cut into squares
  • some ribbon
  • glue
  • hole punch

To make:

Punch a hole in the top of the cardboard heart

Screw up the tissue paper squares and stick to the heart shape

Thread the ribbon through the hole

Happy Valentines Day