Sometimes your children do something completely of their own accord that makes you sit back and think ‘Wow! I’m actually raising a decent person here!” Yesterday, Ameli did just that. I was busy simultaneously preparing for lunch, washing dishes and getting ready for our camping trip, when I walked into the living room and found Ameli folding papers. I asked her what she was doing, and she said “Making encouraging messages for people”.
Her plan was to open the window and toss them out into the wind and let people pick them up. When I pointed out that people might consider them litter, she agreed, and then decided that she’d hand them out as we were walking through town.
I thought it was incredibly sweet, and generous. She went onto Google and searched for ‘encouraging phrases’, wrote them out and decorated each ‘note’. When she ran out and wanted to make more, I thought the Bostik Bloggers ‘Flowers’ theme would work really well, so gave her the craft box, and here’s what she came up with:
This is very much a child-led activity, inspired and created by a 7 year old! Yes, I’m a little proud of the beautiful soul she is flourishing into.
For this acivity, use a variety of floral paper, material and paper flowers. You’ll also need a split pin for each flower and a pen.
Cut the paper to size – some in circles, some as larger flowers, and pierce a hole through the centre. Layer the rest of the flowers in size order and split the split pin to secure it all.
On the reverse, write your messages, and hand them out to friends and neighbours!
We received a box of crafting goodies as part of the Bostik Bloggers project.