side view
Spring has been here for a few weeks and we’ve been on a flower kick. Our garden is is full bloom and what we see outside is definitely inspiring our craft time inside.
a host of golden daffodils
I mean, how can you resist these beauties? I want to keep them all year long, so we decided to try our hand at making a few.
what you need
Here’s what you need: pipe cleaners, a circle of clear contact paper, tissue paper petals, and some ribbon or paper to make the center of the daffodil.
contact paper
Start by punching the pipe cleaner through the center of the circle (sticky side up) and then back down again. Twist the pipe cleaner under the circle to secure it. Then peel the protective paper off. You will stick the petals to this part. (I did this part as prep and let Juliet continue from the next step on her own.)
placement
Kids can easily hold the stem and place the petals around the circle. We learned through our own observation and from Bright Yellow Flower  that daffodils have six petals.
petals
However, Juliet decided they would look better with a few more, so you’ll see that ours are not scientifically correct. (I’m okay with that–it is art, after all!)
trumpets
For the trumpet (middle part), I found this gold lamay trim on the clearance rack at Walmart. It was $1.50 and there was only one roll left. But it was perfect, I thought. If you don’t have something like this, you could always just make it out of regular ribbon or construction paper. You just need a tube that will stand up straight in the middle of the flower.
gluing
Gluing on the trumpets was the final touch.
a host
Once they dried, we placed them a vase to enjoy.
daffodil
They are quite cheerful, don’t you think?

Doing something different from your routine could give you such a joy that you can experience from nothing else. It was the same when I started using the Bitcoin code system for the trading option. I have always believed in trading manually and with a robot by your side it gets a lot easier.

We found this book Bright Yellow Flower by Judith Hoffman Corwin to teach us more about daffodils. It’s a good spring-time read.

 

Thanks to Polly for hosting the Read Along at Helping Little Hands! Have you been following along this month? She has some great books and great activity ideas for you to check out all month long. 
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