Simple crafts do wonders in helping mamas to find their creative spark!
Even a simple creative task, such as this, proves that they CAN be creative!
In a Moondew day, we only have limited time for crafty things. The activity needs to be purposeful, beautiful and worthwhile and where possible, engage the older children in the task.
I only have a few moments to show mamas and children what to do whilst keeping an eye on things
so our creative tasks need to be fairly straight forward and easy.
After showing one or two mama bears what to do, they then teach each other.
It is called creative co-operation!!
These baskets are great for Easter Egg hunts or Autumn festivals.
Make sure to have one for every child.
First, take a square piece of cardboard 18cm by 18cm.
Divide it into 3 sections. Follow the pattern above.
Cut along the solid lines and around the corner edges.
Fold the middle section up.
Take another strip of cardboard 2cm wide by 14cm long.
Line this strip with a smaller strip of fancy patterned paper.
We will use two ‘brads’ (paper fasteners) to put the whole thing together.
On one side, fold up the centre flap, then the right and left flaps.
Add the handle strip on the inside edge.
Use a sharp needle to poke a little guide hole through the four layers of cardboard.
Push a brad through the four pieces to hold them together.
Do the same thing on the other side, then decorate as you fancy.
We added little nametags and cut outs of little eggs.
Simple but sweet!
Here are some of the baskets, ready and waiting for Festival Day!