Thursday, 1 March 2012

Daffodil Head Boppers

Remember our star head boppers? Well here's our daffodil version perfect for celebrating Spring, Easter, or St David's Day!

To make our daffodil head boppers we used:
A headband (preferably one with grip teeth)
Cardboard egg box
4 orange pipe cleaners
2 green (bending) drinking straws
Yellow card
Yellow paint.

1. Cut 2 flower(ish) shapes from the egg box & decorate with yellow paint. Set aside to dry.

2. Twist 2 pipe cleaners together & thread through each straw.

3. Fold the yellow card & draw 2 flower shapes which have four large petals. Cut them out, fold each of the petals in slightly, & make a small hole in the centre of each cutout.

4. When the egg box sections are dry make a small hole in the centre. Thread the yellow card & egg box flower onto the pipe cleaners (making sure it's the end of the straw with the bend it in). Secure the flower by tying a knot in the pipe cleaner, or rolling the end of the pipe cleaner into a ball.

5. Wind the other end of the pipe cleaner around the headband, & your daffodil head boppers are ready to brighten someones day!

To go with our daffodil head boppers we've chosen to read "That's Not a Daffodil" by Elizabeth Honey. 

It's a tale about a little boy called Tom who is given a daffodil bulb by an elderly neighbour, but Tom thinks it's an onion, not a daffodil. Tom waits & watches the bulb but nothing happens, he thinks it's a desert not a bulb!  It eventually starts to grow shoots, & soon grows taller forming a bud, but Tom is still convinced it's not a daffodil, until it opens & everyone discovers it's a...! You'll have to read the book to see what happens next. ;-) It's an ideal book for introducing bulbs, growth & gardening to preschoolers.

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