Fun Day Monday

Can you believe that it’s Monday again? Well it is and that means that you are in for a fun day!

This week’s Fun Day Monday is really for all you lovely mums out there so maybe you should hand the computer over to your other halves just now so that they can have some fun making something nice for you with your little one ready for Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th March. Now you may think I’m being a little premature here but at my childminding service we have so much going on in March that we will have to start our Mother’s Day crafts this week! I tell you, it’s all go!

Anyway, onto the fun! My activity suggestion for today is to make some flowers to make into a bouquet for mum.

If you want to have a go at this craft you will need to have the following:

  • A toilet roll tube
  • Sticky tape
  • Paints of various colours
  • Paint brushes
  • Egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Pen (like a biro)
  • Bendy straws – preferably green
  • Apron
and to make them you’ll need to do this:
  • Firstly put the apron on your little one.
  • Take the toilet roll tube and cover the base in  sticky tape (if you’d prefer you could use card or paper to cover the hole at the bottom of the tube)
  • Hand your little one the toilet roll tube, the paints and the paintbrushes and let them paint all over the tube (this will be the vase).
  • Whilst your little one is painting the tube you could be cutting up the egg carton into flower shapes by cutting petals into the individual egg cup parts of the carton. It is best to cut out each individual part first and then cut the petals into it.
  • Now give the egg carton flowers to your little one to paint
  • Once the flowers are dry you will need to poke a hole into the centre of each flower. The best way to do this is to take your pen and poke it through the centre of each one.
  • Then you take a straw and poke it through each of the flowers and there you have it… some  beautiful handmade flowers ready to arrange in your toilet tube vase.
  • Your bouquet is now ready to give to one lucky mummy or anyone else you love!
Apologies for the lack of photos but we haven’t done this activity yet ourselves so I don’t have any…. I’ll post some up once we’ve done it so that you can see what  are bouquets look like.
PS. If you want to try another idea then check out what we did last year: