I'm so glad Erin posted about planting flowers because I was SO going to do that, but with the gloomy (and frigid) weather, I have lost all motivation to garden. Which I didn't have much of anyway since I have absolutely no skills in that department. I consider it my one weakness. Anyway, on to flowers. The Z-girl and I made flower name cards for our Family Home Evening board. It went a little something like this:
Your preferred method of adhesive
Anything you want to decorate your flowers with (for me that was crayons and still more paper)
Ribbon/String/Yarn to hang flowers
Flower Template (if you don't trust yourself to draw a perfectly symmetrical flower)
Since I have a 2-yo I just let her scribble on the papers and then I incorporated those papers into the flowers. I kept it simple mostly because this is all my child is capable of and my craft closet consists mostly of scrapbooking supplies which are mostly too expensive to let a toddler play with. I know, I'm working on it. I had to finish some of it after she went to bed because she lost interest before I did, but she did master the words "glue," "scissors," and "push harder"- she holds the end of the crayon in her little bitty fingers and skims it across the page (or table, or wall). Here is the result:
In hindsight, I probably would have laminated the flowers. I also would have hung that sign about three inches higher. I forget how tall that kid is until she's pulling things off the wall.