I always look for craft ideas for Miss Sophie and Little Miss Holly – I think they both will love these paper flowers. They are perfect for little hands (they might need help with the cutting and definitely with the pricking of the paper) as they can let their imagination run wild again.
I have used paint testers from the DIY store but you can use watercolours or even markers. You don’t have to be particularly careful to mix the colours as you might get some great effects by painting over already applies colours.
With these flowers, there is no right or wrong – just enjoy making them. They are useful to spruce up some boring plain gift bags or string them up as a garland. Making them bigger will create some stunning decoration for your next party… all materials are widely available. Instead of buttons, you could use any embellishment.
It has been a few weeks now that Miss Sophie and Little Miss Holly have been over to ours due to the Coronavirus. Both love my craft room and always have great ideas on what to do next. So, the last time they came, we started making hand puppets. It entertained both for hours and it was great to see how they are not afraid of using colours, gems and anything glittery – the more the better.
These puppets are easy to make, inexpensive and super fun and best of all, you don’t really need sewing experience as most decorations can be glued on. You only need to sew the two halves together. All materials are widely available and I found the template for the puppet online. Print it out in the size you want and of you go.
I asked Miss Sophie to come up with a play and next time we are able to have them over again, she and her sister will play it for us.