We are excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the #bostikblogger challenge. Mini loves making and doing crafts so this sounded like a great fit for us.
We were sent a surprise box of craft materials from Bostik and Merrily Arts and Crafts and were set a challenge to make something with a nature theme. Mini was excited to open the box and explore what was inside, she especially loved the soft pipe cleaners.
After some thought she decided that she wanted to make and decorate a tree with a birds nest. We used the following items:
- piece of green paper
- piece of brown paper
- pipe cleaners
- Bostik foam pads
- PVA glue
- animal stickers
- leaf stickers
- small birds nest
- multi coloured beads
This is how we made our tree, we hope you enjoy following our instructions and we would love to see your versions.
Step 1 – Roll up the brown piece of paper into a tube and secure with cellotape, tape it onto the green piece of paper.
Step 2 – Cut the pipe cleaners in half and using Bostik foam pads secure them to the tree to make branches.
Step 3 – Using the foam pads attach leaf shapes to the branches. We had some pre cut leaf shapes but these could easily be cut out from paper if you don’t have any.
Step 4 – Apply some glue to the green paper around the base of the tree and stick green shredded paper to give a grass effect. Our paper was pre-shredded but this can easily be achieved by using a paper shredder.
Step 5 – Decorate the tree with animal stickers, we had some butterflies, spiders and dragonflies but you could use any animal or flower stickers.
Step 6 – Balance a small basket in the top of the tree to make a nest and fill with coloured beads for eggs. We had a small basket included in our craft box, however if you didn’t have one you could use some brown shredded paper to give a similar effect.
Mini was very proud of her finished creation and it was fun to spend time planning and doing an activity together. We can’t wait to see what things we can create for next month’s challenge.
Disclaimer: I was sent the box of craft materials to participate in this craft challenge. All views are entirely my own.