Monday, 2 September 2013

DIY Daffodils

DIY daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance…

[The first two stanzas of William Wordsworth’s aptly titled poem,  ‘Daffodils’.]

A while back I was asked by Jane of Lil' Pip Designs if I would like to be part of the ‘Sprung has Sprung’ blog tour hosted by her and Cass from Casscansew. I love being involved in these sorts of things, so I immediately said yes; but wanting not to stress myself out (as my Pip is still pretty lil’ – you see what I did there?) ; I opted to do a very simple paper craft that you can make with your kids – DIY daffodils.

Because nothing says spring more than daffodils right?

This is such a simple craft that I’m sure you wont need a tutorial – but I’ve included a basic one in pictorial form in case you’re interested. I just free-handed the flower template.

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Easy peasy, right?

Make sure you get involved in the Spring has Sprung blog tour (check that link for the schedule of other bloggers involved.) Especially make sure you check out my friend Ros’s blog;  Sew Delicious – she is also scheduled on today as well, and always has awesome projects to share!

If you would like to join us, blog something about Spring during this week and include your project in the Flickr group and linky party. You can link anything related to Spring - food, sewing, crochet, knitting, quilting, design, parties or gardening.
If you share via social media please use the hastag #SHS2013 so we can follow too.

And did I mention that there are prizes up for grabs? See here for more details.


Jen x


Cassandra said...

Such a cute little spring project Jen. I wonder if hannah will sit long enough to make one or two.
Thanks for joining in on the series lovely x

thingsforboys said...

I love daffodils! Am I too old to make some? ;)

Jane from Lil Pip said...

Oh it is just adorable. I'm so going to do this with my little owlets. I know a certain Miss 4 who would love to make flowers and another Master almost 7 who would be too tough but eventually do it cause he loves art!

Thanks so much for joining our Spring has Sprung blog tour.

Roslyn said...

Aww they are gorgeous Jen! A perfect spring craft for the little ones :)

Stacey Knight said...

made these at our playcentre this morning thankyou!!

Suz said...

THese are so sweet!

Anne M said...

Very cute. Just popping by from the Spring has Sprung Blog tour. My kids would love to make these for Spring.

Anne @ Domesblissity x

Leonie said...

Great idea - the girls did this as school and kindy last week too :)

Stella Rutherford said...

Awesome idea! A simple and sweet way to celebrate spring!

Think Bowtique said...

This looks like a fun easy one for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

Maud, Leuk Met Kids blog said...

I love this flower craft! I shared it on my blog in an article about crafts for toddlers and pre schoolers:

Leuk met kids blog.