- Wallpaper with a flowery pattern, or failing that, coloured / textured wallpaper you can cut into flower shapes.
- Sturdy cardboard, preferably corrugated (I used a cat food box, the sort that has those foil pouches in)
- Straws (If they're bendy, cut the bendy bit off)
Start by cutting out your flowers. If your munchkin is too small to manage scissors, get them to choose the flowers and you can do the cutting. I tried to get a photo of Munchkin choosing a flower, but she was in a major strop this morning. But this is the flower she chose, honest!
Now cut some discs of sturdy cardboard to mount your flowers on.
Stick your flowers to your discs.
Stick your straws to your flowers with tape.
You're done! And now find the best way to display them. I used a jam jar and filled it with those little glass nuggets, and then pushed the straws in. I cut the straws to different lengths so you could see all of the flowers. If you haven't got glass nuggets you could always use that pile of pebbles that your munchkin collected from your last visit to the seaside that's gathering dust in the bathroom :)Now I just need some stories about flowers to go with my craft activity for storytime. Does anyone have any suggestions?