2014-04-21

Easter flower craft. Printing letters on tulip petals.





This week we are exploring the alphabet, come join us!

What to try something you never tried before? This simple DIY might be just perfect for you after the Easter holiday. 


We bought home some tulips for Easter and when they started to look a bit saggy I thought it was time to throw them out.


(Just a quick note I actually can find saggy tulips quite beautiful to, and if you leave them in the vase and reduce the water, they slowly start to dry were you left them. Oh my! That can be beautiful!) 


Anyway, when holding the flower one of the pedals fell of, and we could see the beautiful colors even clearer, so right on the spot we found this awesome way to explore letters a bit more. 
What you need:
- Flower petals
- Acrylic paint
- Letter stamps
We used a black color and pushed the stamp on to the petals. The paint attached and looked great on the petals.


When dried and done we arrange the letters in to different words. I think we can agree that this was the best part!


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2014-04-19

2014-04-18

Juciy fruity orange/strawberry plastic beads ABC



Oh my! This thing with plastic beads are so much fun, we can´t seem to stop. You may see a lot more of this in the future. 

I love this fruity orange and pink raspberry color and think they go so well together.


The plan is to make small, round pegs with every letter from A-Ö. In Sweden we have 29 letters, which includes ÅÄÖ at the very end. 


At the point when this picture was taken, we were at the letter H, now we're at J. It is slowly coming along. I will post an update when we are all done.





I have an idea about using this alphabet, along with the Wiking abc, in an alphabet sorting activity. I´m trying to find more things from nature to write the alphabet on.



Do you have any idea or tips on what to use? Leafs, nuts, pinecones? Just send me a line in the comments.

Tomorrow we will be out on the lake, ice fishing. I will walk the shore and see if I can find something to use.