So... I like to craft alot with my kids.
But I don't like to spend alot of money on it, or go to much effort!
Sounds bad huh?
But at least I do it yeah?
This little crafty session was quite impomptu,as I had seen the picture on Pinterest this morning and knew it was super easy.And I had everything on hand.
Actually I do believe everyone would have the stuff on hand.
Cotton Tip Flowers
You will need;
A handful of cotton tips per child
A button for the centre
A cotton ball for the centre
Pipe cleaner in a green colour
A piece of cardstock
Now here is where I say I changed my mind. Today I used the glue, I had two 2 year olds, having them in charge of the glue is like tempting fate and I was not that brave today. Anyhoo.... I tried to glue the pipe cleaner down and it wouldn't stay. I knew it was going to take too long to dry so I decided to cut some green card for a stem and flowers instead. Just as effective and probably even better for storing in their craft folders.
I glued on the stem, leaf and then put little rows of glue around a centre blob and let the kids go for it and stick the cotton tips on.
Do not be afraid if it doesn't look too good, it is a kids craft activity after all, and I have to keep reminding myself , they are only just 2!! But that is also the beauty of glue, it dries clear!! Win!!
All that unsightly mess, vanishes with a bit of drying time!
Once all the cotton tips were stuck around the edge and the cotton ball was glued to the centre, we then put a little dob of glue on the top of it.
I let them sprinkle some fine glitter to the top and put there button on for a flower centre.
They look super gorgeous up on their art display canvas, and actually match perfectly with the toilet roll craft we did the other day too!!
I love how proud Max and Lacey get of their finished artworks, showing so much joy when they get hung up for all to see!
Such a quick and clean craft session, but with super cute results!!
This would also look fantastic in a smaller version , with the cotton tips cut up, on a card or small canvas as a gift.
To see more cotton tip craft, remember we painted Boomerangs for Australia Day ? POST HERE
The next craft session I will be posting about, we finished today. We used those paper plates we painted red the other day! If you want to craft with us, it would be a good idea to paint your plates soon too, so they are dry for the fun creating to happen!