Date : May 2, 2018
- A4 Cardboard for the card
- Green cardboard for the leaves
- Yellow, red or pink crepe or tissue paper
- Large Gumnuts-cut in half
- PVA Glue
We started with our green gum leaves by simply drawing gum leaf shapes and cutting them out. We then drew the veins on with pencils and marker.
To cut the gum nuts in half we did have to use the saw from the tool shed it was a little harder than I thought, so try and do these in advance and don’t let the kids do it on their own. Once you saw a guide into the gumnut it’s easier and use a vice if you have one.
Next we made our yellow tissue paper flower blossoms we used a piece about 10cm wide by 60cm long I just folded it up lengthways and made small cuts into it not cutting the whole way through. Once done I cut them into about 20 cm lengths and rolled them up. Hold together with some clear tape.
We then glued them into the gum nut halves with PVA and waited for them to dry.
We also made some much smaller ones with pink crepe paper and just glued them into the middle of the small gum nuts.
To construct we folded the A4 sheet in half to make the card shape and then simply glued everything on. We did use PVA to stick the gum nuts to make sure they would stay on. Mum will love it.
We had some gum nuts left over so we made some more pink blossoms and made a bright and lasting posy to go with mums Mothers Day card.
This is a contribution from Crafty Bel! Crafty Bel is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bel helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity. You can find more of Bel’s work at Mums Take Five.