Sunday, 27 April 2014

S-T-O-C-K-S Sessions - Recycle Flowers

I am forever trying to come up with ideas to teach the young members of our Church about God and the Bible. Sometimes I come up with ideas while in the car, or waiting for my son to finish his afterschool clubs. Sometimes they come while I am at home with my son and we are talking about the Bible and Church. He is a great source of inspiration.

I know it has only just been Easter but I thought of a good way to recycle your Easter Egg wrappers which reminded me of a project Joseph and I did just after Christmas last year.

In the lull between Christmas and New Year we were sat eating our body weight in chocolates and wanted to do something creative. Joseph came up with the idea of making a flower for our family. As he continues to munch through the chocolates I cut out a template and got the glue. Straight away he started to stick bits of the shiny paper wrapping from the chocolates onto the card.

These would make a great May day gift or Mothers Day or just for Family Day. To be honest who doesn't like receiving flowers and the great thing is with these, apart from eating the chocolate, is that the flowers last forever.

I must say it looked rather sparkly so of course we had to eat a few more chocolates to complete our flowers - we could only manage one in the end ;-) But here are some how to's if you would like to try this at home or for your Sunday School as a May Day present:

You will need: 
Card/thick sugar paper
Chocolate wrappers
Old wrapping paper
Scissors
Stickers
Sellotape
Straws
Glue

Picture 1. - Draw your flower template. Start tearing pieces of tissue paper for the centre of the flower.

Picture 2. - Tear some of the chocolate wrappers and start to stick those down on one petal. Mix in some old wrapping paper patters also. add a boarder around the centre of the flower to really make the different colours stand out.

Picture 3. - Continue to decorate the petals around the rest of the flower - *warning* you may have to eat a lot of chocolate in order to do so.

Picture 4. - Attach a thick straw to the centre back of the flower using sellotape.

Picture 5. - The finish products ready for you to give to your family members.


Picture 1.  Draw your flower template. Start tearing pieces of tissue paper for the centre of the flower.

Picture 2.Tear some of the chocolate wrappers and start to stick those down on one petal. Mix in some old wrapping paper patters also. add a boarder around the centre of the flower to really make the different colours stand out.

Picture 3. Continue to decorate the petals around the rest of the flower - *warning* you may have to eat a lot of chocolate in order to do so.

Picture 4.Attach a thick straw to the centre back of the flower using sellotape.

Picture 5. - "For Nanna and Bampa"
 The finish products ready for you to give to your family members.



Until next time,
Every Blessing

Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S

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