Thursday, 14 July 2016

Flower Sun Catchers

We have been out and about lots in this lovely summer weather and the children always admire the colours of the flowers that they see. We combined their love of nature and the outdoors with some craft by collecting some of the petals that the wind had blown from the plants.

The children sorted the petals into colours and, using contact paper on a cardboard ring frame, they began to arrange the petals into their own arrangements. The older children worked on some elaborate arrangements while our youngest picked up handfuls and threw them to the paper!

We talked about numbers, colours and shapes of the petals before covering the petals with another set of contact paper to stick them in place. Our youngest thought pressing (and punching) this down was great! We placed our sun catchers in the window and talked about how bright the colours were when they caught the sun. These made such beautiful decorations and were perfect for children of a wide range of ages.

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