The giant daisy bush in our backyard is so tall that it sometimes seems the tips of it are floating in the sky.
The tips which are now dry, hardened and brown (like so many others on the lower branches).
The heat of the summer sun is often not good for gardens.
But for curious little people, it creates a range of new textures to discover -
dry, rough, crunchy, prickly.
We decided to collect some of these prickly daisy heads
and use them to make little daisy head creatures - (some of which were animals who also had dry, hardened, prickly parts):
|Daisy head turtle - cut little bits of felt out into the shape of flippers and a head, then glue these on.|
These small creatures are very easy to make, and even if daisy heads are not present in the garden, could be made from other things - you just need a little bit of imagination !
We use strong craft glue or tacky glue as this helps things stick a little better and therefore last longer (because little hands love to play with these).
Does it feel very rough
or smooth and really silky?
Does it prickle when you touch
or just feel very tickly?
Does it feel hard and dry
and crinkle when you squeeze it?
Or is it soft and very wet
and bounce back when you poke it?
(A poem I wrote for my children)