For Valentines yesterday I decided it would be nice to do some art with Lily.
I put all 4 colours of paint into the bowl and let Lily decorate the toilet roll which would make our vase. I was quite surprised that I didn't have to show her what to do and she started to dab her brush into the paint and then paint the toilet roll straight away.
Now for the flowers, this part Lily is to small to do and so I had to do it while I left her to paint with the heart sponge and a toilet roll.
Here is how to make the roses so then you can make them at home.
Firstly cut the toilet roll into strips. These will be our stems.
Then you can either paint them or wrap them in green tissue paper, I decided to wrap them in tissue paper and glue them shut with Pritt Stick.
Now to make the flowers, rip the red tissue paper into squares, and place into your hand like in the photograph. Then squash and fold the tissue paper until it forms more of a flower shape.
Stick the rose to the top of the stems you have made and you have your flowers, make around 5 for each vase you painted.
When your pots have dried, place them in and they are finished and ready to give to your valentine! These would make a lovely gift for mums also and so would be great for childcare workers to make them in Nursery settings.
What do you think to our Valentines Flowers Idea?