Mum’s The Word

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the lovely mummies out there. I hope that your little ones have organised something lovely for you today.

Here at my childminding service we have been making sparkly flowers for all the mums. I thought you might like to see how we made them as they’re also a great thing to make for birthdays too….. (Warning – this activity can get messy!)

You Will Need:

  • A toilet roll tube
  • Green paint (I used finger paint)
  • A brush or fingers
  • A piece of card
  • PVA glue
  • Sequins and foam pieces to stick on
  • Glitter – preferably in a shaker
  • Foam leaf shapes or leaf shapes cut from card backed with double sided tape

Here’s What To Do:

  • Firstly get your little one to paint the toilet roll tube green
  • Cut out a flower shape from your piece of card and cover it in PVA glue
  • Hand the flower over to your little one along with all the sequins and foam pieces (watch them for trying to eat the pieces!)
  • Let your little one loose with the glitter shaker over the flower shape
  • Now put all the pieces to one side to dry
  • Once the tube is dry cut 2 slits opposite to each otherĀ at the top
  • Take your leaf shapes and stick them along the front of the tube in appropriate leaf places
  • Place your flower into the slots at the top and there you have it… one sparkly flower! To make ours even more personal I made little message cards to go on the back of the flower and got the children to sign it



The beauty of these flowers is that there’s minimum help from an adult so the children can really feel like they made it themselves.