Sunday, 8 May 2016
Look what I was given... and what I made with it
Yesterday one of my walking group ladies called around with a bag of crafting goodies that she was getting rid of....... can't for the life of me think why she thought of me :-)..... As it happens I will be working with a group of profoundly disabled children over the coming weeks and when chatting with the teacher about how she would like the session to run she suggested a really simple 'matching activity'. Fairy Dell at the moment is full of flowers and blossom of all types and I had initially planned to give each small group a colour swatch. I was going to have them see who could find flowers in their particular colour. Instead of colour swatches I spent a couple of hours yesterday making felt flowers. I used bendy straws as the stalks so that the children couldn't hurt themselves. Snipping the ends of the straws and folding them back has created stamens. I used a good strong (gem tac) glue to stick them to the felt flowers.