Poppet really likes daffodils. Whenever she sees them she exclaims "for your wedding mum!" and picks some for me (I am already married so I am not sure why she thinks I am due another wedding).
We have a big clump in the garden that she had been eagerly checking everyday, waiting for the first one to bloom. Now we have a beautiful little patch of yellow in the garden.
While we were waiting for them to bloom we made some very simple paper ones - first Poppet painted some egg box cups yellow. While they dried I made a flower template and cut out some flower shapes from yellow card (Poppet is very keen to help with any sort of cutting activity so to pacify her while I got on with it she got some scraps to cut up). I put a fold in each petal to make the flowers look more 3D.
Poppet glued an eggcup on to each flower.
Then we put the flower on a ball of blutak and carefully pushed a nail through the middle to make a hole. It felt very Blue Peter-esque. Poppet liked it.
Poppet carefully threaded a pipe cleaner through the hole to form the stem.
Our daffodils sit merrily in a vase, brightening up the room. My mum recently visited and took a few hours to realise they were not real.
Poppet: 3yrs 2mos
Little: 1yr 6 mos
PS We have found the pipe cleaners a little too bendy, I'd use straws next time.