Spring is coming!

Where I live there is already blossom on the trees! So next week at toddler group our craft will be on a spring theme. We are going to be making some spring blossom spirals. There is some prep for me to do beforehand but not too much. The paper plates will need to be cut and some wool tied on. The blossom flowers will be cut from petit four cases. This will make the blossom more 3D than flat paper. I’ll cut out some leaf shapes too and we have some heart shapes left over from Valentines that we’ll add.

So – blossom spirals step by step – the first few pictures show the prep before toddler group. Older children could do the cutting and threading themselves.

At toddler group there will be lots of sticking, selecting blossom and leaves. It’s up to the children how much blossom to place on their spiral.

Spring/Easter wreath craft (DIY)

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To make this simple wreath you will need

Paper plates with the centre cut out

Leaf shapes cut from sugar paper (construction paper)

Petits fours paper cases

Buttons/Tissue paper

Glue (preferably PVA as everything will stick better)

Glue spreaders

To make

Begin by gluing leaves to the paper plate ring.

Add the petits fours cases to make flowers

Add buttons/tissue paper to the centre of the petits fours cake cases (optional – no need to use these if younger children are making the wreaths as buttons can be a chocking hazard)

Note – separate the petits fours cake cases before the children begin or you will end up with a sticky cake case mess!