Our recent Garden crate from Koala Crate had us excited about flowers, so we put together a second make-believe gardening activity.
Preparation was largely a grown-up job for this one: Cut flower shapes from felt (use a template, so they are all the same size) and glue two pieces of felt together for each flower, leaving an opening at both the top and bottom.
For the stems, we painted craft sticks green – these could then be inserted into the bottom opening of each flower.
Travis’s favorite part of the set up were the pipe cleaners we used for the flower stigmas. Twist each pipe cleaner around a pencil until it is a tight coil – these were a delight to play with even before we inserted them into the top opening of each flower.
Now we just needed a garden; we painted an old shoebox brown and let it dry before I cut small slits in the top with a sharp knife.