As you all know I am part of the Bostik Bloggers, where each month I get a craft box to create something crafty. This month the box arrived and the theme is garden. Each month when the box arrives, I invite Little M my niece to come and get crafty with me. This month I only had her over for a couple of hours after school rather than the whole day as I have been rather busy. So as soon as she came over we made a Melon and Apple smoothie and enjoyed it with a biscuit, it's a kind of ritual we have to do at every visit, before enjoying our crafting sessions as Little M really likes using my Optimum 9400 blender to make the smoothie.
Little M and I have lots of fun with these lovely boxes. In this month's box there were lots of flower shapes, tree cut outs and beads and buttons. The beads were really lovely but making bracelets would have been difficult for Little M who is 5 and a half so we thought of different ideas of making something. Finally we settled on making a flower windmill to put in the garden. Although it looks complicated it was actually fairly easy to make although Little M did need help with some cutting and securing the pipe cleaners.
This is how we made it:
You will need:
1 inch Foam polystyrene square
2 flower shapes (1 large and 1 small) and button.
How to make:
1. The plate had a crinkle shape around the outer edge. We cut slits 1 inch long and 2 inches apart around the plate to make petals.
2. We folded back every other petal and stuck it down with glue and also sellotape to secure it to make our flower shape.
3. We stuck the large flower shape in the middle of the plate and then the smaller one on top.
4. Using a pencil we then pushed a hole in the center of the flower.
4. We then threaded the pipe cleaner through the buttonholes in the button and pushed the pipe cleaner in the hole in the centre of the flower.
5. Using the pencil we then pushed a hole in the polystyrene cube and threaded that onto the pipe cleaner and secured it to the back of the plate.
6. We wrapped the crepe paper onto the wooden stick and secured it with sellotape.
7.To finish our flower windmill we coiled the pipe cleaner to the stick and our flower windmill was complete.
Our flower windmill did not spin in the wind as much as we would have liked it to , this is because we secured it with a pipe cleaner rather than a pin for safety reasons. However Little M was really excited with it and immediately wanted to plant her Flower windmill in the garden.
This post is part of the Bostik bloggers box challenge by Tots 100. All the craft items used in this post were supplied by Merrily Crafts.