I cannot believe it’s time for our next Bostik blogger craft post. Last months theme was flight and we made some cool peacocks. This months theme is flowers. I love flowers I don’t very often have them in the house though and I wish I did. So to brighten up our house we have come up with two easy flower crafts.
Potato print flower crafts
Most people will probably remember doing potato printing as a child at school. I know I did and I used to do this activity a lot when I was working in the rooms at work ( If you didn’t know I work in a nursery).
You will need
First of all you will need to cut your potato in half. Then at the top of the potato you will need to shape it to look like a flower. We did a zigzag pattern along the top. This may be a little hard for younger children so they may need you to do this for them. TIP once you have cut your potato to the desired shape place a piece of kitchen towel on the freshly cut section of the potato This will dry out the potato and make it easier for the paint to absorb into the potato ready for printing.
Once you have all the potatoes cut how you want them. Let your child dip them into some paint and print them onto some paper. TIP it can be hard sometimes to get the potatoes from the plate when they have paint on them. So we used a fork in the potato .This can be used as a kind of handle. This is also great for children who don’t like to get their hands covered in paint but want to do a painting activity.
Once you have printed enough potato shape flowers onto the paper. Then you will need to paint the stems coming off them.
Hand and foot print flowers in a vase
You will need
- sticks/lolly pop sticks,
- Bostik tape disks,
- Modelling clay,
- Fabric to decorate,
- Bostik glitter pens.
Firstly you will need to do some hand and foot prints onto some card.
Once they are dry you will need to cut them out and let your child decorate the hand and foot prints with some glitter pens. To add that little bit of sparkle.
When the glitter has dried you will need to attached them to your lollypop sticks or sticks. I did this by tapping them to the back of our hand and foot prints using some Bostik tape disks. It’s a good idea to have your sticks different lengths to give some variations in height of your flowers.
Once you have done this you will need to prepare your pot/vase for them to be put in. We used some Modelling clay in the bottom of the pot and wrapped some fabric around it to make it look nice and also to hide the clay as we used a transparent pot. You will then need to push the sticks into the modelling clay to make it look like a bunch of flowers in a pretty pot. We used modelling clay as it weights it down so it doesn’t fall over. Also once the clay hardens your hand and foot print flowers cannot be pulled out. Which is great if you have little hands messing with them.
So there you have it two flower crafts. I hope you like them and as always if you try them out I would love to see how to you get on.
*We were sent a box of craft materials from craft merrily as part of being a Tots 100 Bostik blogger*
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