Look what we found in our garden a few days ago--Our first sign of spring! This yellow crocus had me shouting for joy, I tell ya. The weather is even cooperating and we've been having some beautiful 60 degree days around here. (I know it's only February, but that's when our spring starts. It's one of the main reasons why I live in Georgia.)
To celebrate and to welcome spring, I thought we would do a tissue paper/contact paper suncatcher craft together.
The shapes were really simple--just some oval petals and leaves. If you fold and stack the layers of tissue paper enough, you only have to make a few cuts. I taped the contact paper to the window pane sticky side out and we were ready to make our crocuses.
Three yellow petals seemed to make a nice crocus blossom.
Placing the paper on the sticky surface was surprisingly relaxing...
Here's the up close view.
And here is the view from a few steps back! Looks bright and cheery, I think.
I found a few other fun spring flower crafts that I'd like to try this spring.
tissue paper forsythia (I think this one looks so beautiful and we have tons of yellow tissue paper still!)
handprint easter lilies (Could be fun for Easter, too.)
felt and button flower spring bouquet (A little more ambitious, but I like the thought of letting Juliet try her hand at sewing the buttons.)
This books has nothing to do with flowers, but it does have to do with spring, so I thought I'd share it: A Peek-and-Find Adventure with Bobby Bear by Maurice Pledger. Juliet LOVES this one even though it is probably better suited to 2-3 year olds. She still loves lifting all the flaps.
Do you have any spring flower crafts or books to share?