Spring has arrived in the UK a couple of weeks earlier than normal and it's inspiring our creativity this week. So we've created a 3-dimensional Daffodil Picture for our Art wall. As well as producing a some seasonal art work it's been great cutting practice for T.
Materials for a Spring Daffodil Picture
Yellow, green and orange Paper
Large Sheet of White Paper
How to create a Spring Daffodil Picture
We started off by cutting strips from the green paper - cutting in a straight line is a good starting point for cutting skills you could draw a line for your child to follow or you could like I did with T let them free cut a straight line - this made lots of different sized and slightly wonky shaped stems and leaves for our daffodils to grow on.
With the orange paper cut out a strip and divide into smaller sections - these will form the trumpets of the daffodils. To get a feathered effect around them we snipped in the length of a scissor blade and then moved along a little.
The petals I drew out on some yellow paper and T and I cut them out - she cut around them and then I neatened them up as most were square. When all was cut out we started to assemble the picture.
First we glued on our stems and leaves onto the paper and then the petals onto 3 of the larger stems. To form the trumpets I cut around 1/2 an inch into the opposite side of the paper from the feathering and then we rolled to form a cylinder and glued around the edge and then placed in the middle of the paper to finish off the Spring Daffodil Picture.
If you are looking for more daffodil inspired Creative Family Fun then check out our Spring Still Life Pictures.
Or how about what do with the daffodils that your children pick in the garden - see how plants drink with a simple at home experiment.