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Monday, 20 February 2012

Daffodils and Leeks for Eisteddfod

We have be helping busy Mum, Clare Thomas on Google+ with craft ideas for her children's Eisteddfod in school.
Clare needed to know how she could help her children make a model daffodil and leek. We discussed many ideas including:

For the daffodil - 
- an egg box segment for the trumpet
- yellow card for the daffodil petals
- green pipe cleaners, lolly sticks (either round or flat) for the stem
- paper leaves either sugar paper or card

For the leek-
-kitchen roll covered in crepe paper,
-for the bulbous leek base build up with tissue and plenty of glue
-for the roots - string, wool, thin fabric strips

After much thought and input from her children, Clare decided to make the daffodil and leek from paper mache and lots of paint to the delight of her little daughter. Don't they look just great?

They had worked together to decide what would be the best materials to use and how to use them. Their art work is their own and her two children have gone to school today feeling very proud of their art work and themselves.

Eiseddfod is celebrated in Wales around St David's Day, March 1st. Schools in Wales spend time learning about Welsh customs and culture during this time.
Children all ages participate. Clare has two young children at primary school and  is the company director of The Character Place, selling children's home ware character products.