|Ain't It Pretty? (Don't mind the elephant, hehe)|
I first saw this in Pinterest. I thought this was just perfect since we've already accumulated popsicle sticks and I couldn't think of anything nice to make out of them.
I first planned on making flowers out of the non-colored ones that we had and have Maia paint them with whatever colors she pleased but then the toddler got overly excited about this project and wanted us to finish fast! (Boy, this little girl really needs to learn how to be patient)
So I grabbed the materials and headed out to the garden so we can start the activity. These are the materials that we used for this project:
- Colored popsicle sticks (bought our stash from Uncle Bills in Ayala MRT)
- Buttons (from our holiday project)
- Foam sheets (bought a set from the SM Office Supplies section for P39.75)
It was a pretty simple project. I showed the little girl the photo from PInterest and she almost knew what to do already. She only had trouble getting the sticks to set properly because initially she piled them altogether and poured glue on them. I taught her it was better done one at a time so we piled two first. Then added another stick. And then the last one. We waited for the petals to dry up first before attaching the stem and the foam leaf.
We're hoping to make more of these so we can stick them right on our garden during summer (not really a good idea to do them now since it's been raining on and off).
I also think this would have been better had we used glue gun instead of the ordinary glue but I didn't want to risk getting the little miss' tiny fingers burned (like I did on mine once).