Happy Friday friends!
Friday means new video day! And HERE is the latest one.
In this video, I show you an arts & craft project LuLu did with a bouquet of flowers that had dried out a bit… We recycled them to be craft supplies and tools!
This is a quick and easy activity to set up & my daughter (miss 4 in 2 months!) had a wonderful time to doing the craft…
Invitation to play: I set up our craft table with some paper plates of paint and laid out the flowers so she could chose which ones she wanted to use. Then I left her to make her own choices about how she paints & what colours (I just filmed it). The stems of the flowers make wonderful handles! LuLu swished, swirled, dabbed and painted with the flowers & then she painted & glittered the actual flowers!
The end result is actually quiet lovely & sweet, I think these would make a sweet gift from a grandmother or aunt! (The flowers we used are ones that dry & last very well (proteas), I suggest using a similar hardy dried flower if you are wanting to keep them/gift them, however any flower can be used to paint with!)
Learning benefits of this activity:
- Bilateral Co-ordination; Can be strengthened with crafts.
- Creative skills; Feeling different textures, improving her painting skills & expressing herself with what she likes.
- Cognitive thinking; Understanding cause & effect (mixing colours,) & visual processing.
- Motor skills; painting, sprinkling glitter, controlling tricky objects to paint with.
- Thinking skills; Considering options & making decisions.
- Problem Solving; Working out ways to paint the flowers.
- Colour recognition.
I hope you enjoyed this post & if you do a craft like this I would love to see it! Please tag me in your posts on social media!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Beautiful flowers are by; Belle Bouquets.