Springwatch on TV with Snowdrop and Daffodil Crafts

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

After a quiet January it was lovely to see the number of visitors back up at Coombe Mill for the half term school holiday. We had been away ourselves for a few days mid week, but were back in time for an afternoon of springwatch themed crafting fun. What a delight to discover a group of children who had become the best of friends during the week.

 

Springwatch on TV with snowdrop and daffodil crafts

 

Eager to begin with our spring crafts we started by painting pictures of the farm snowdrops. As always the little ones had to wait for the older ones who were creating some beautiful meadow scenes.

 

painting snowdrop pictures on the farm

 

When everyone was finished we searched around for some sticks that would be needed for the next two crafts.

 

Children stick hunting to make craft daffodils

 

Returning to the table our longer stick was used as the stem of a daffodil, the head being created out of a toilet roll.

 

making daffodils wit sticks and toilet rolls

 

The children knew just the place for their daffodils. They had been working on a den together during the week and decided daffodils were just what were needed to finish it off. Carefully they carried them over to our den building area to show off their den and plant their daffodils around.

 

Decorating the childrens woodland den with their craft daffodils

I love this photo of them all crowded inside.

Friends hiding in their newly decorated woodland den

 

We hunted around from here for signs of spring to take back to the craft table. The Camellias were out, as well as the daffodils and snowdrops, so there were plenty of colours to find.

 

Hunting on the farm for spring blooms for crafts

 

The children arranged their spring treasures along a strip of paper which I helped them tape into place.

 

arranging spring flowers on paper

 

Next we curled and fixed the paper around two short sticks to make film and used some old chocolate egg boxes I’d been saving since last year to make a TV.

 

Making TV to show of springwatch

 

As if by magic their spring finds were now on a TV show!

My thanks to Cheryl from Time To Craft, who reminded me I was storing my egg boxes to make TVs with this post linked to my #Trash2Treasure Link up.  

 

All the children embraced our springwatch crafts with such enthusiasm I shall be using elements from this session again over the coming weeks.  We have good availability throughout March if you fancy joining us.

Have you been on springwatch in your local area? 

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