A Bouquet of Button Flowers!

Thought you might like to see our latest threading activity, this time we’re creating cute button flowers to decorate our kitchen.

To create our bouquet I cut some simple flower shapes out of pastel coloured card, & then added two small holes in the centre of the flower (using a ballpoint pen). I measured the holes by placing the button over the card & marking with the pen.

Minnie & I decorated the flowers with coloured pencils & a paint dabber (as they were close by) but when we make these again (& are more organised!) I think we'll experiment with some paint & glitter.

Minnie chose the pipe cleaner she wanted to use & threaded it through the card. It’s great to see how confident she is with threading now & how much care she takes.

She then added a button (beads) to the pipe cleaner & threaded it through the other hole in the flower shape. We then twisted the pipe cleaner at the back of the flower head to secure, & our flower was complete!

The great thing about using pipe cleaners to thread objects is that they are sturdy & easy for little hands to manipulate.

As Minnie enjoyed this activity so much we made more flowers to give as gifts & wrapped some pretty ribbon around the stalks (pipe cleaners) to make a mini bouquet.

A perfect gift for Valentine's, Mothers Day, or any day of the year just to let someone know they're special! Plus they're less expensive than a real bunch of flowers & these ones last forever! :o)

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