Inspired by a book of close-up flower images, we kicked off the first after-school craft programme for Glenmore Road Public School with a paper wild flower project.
Children just love making things. I had barely finished demonstrating the projects and they were away. Choosing beads, pipe cleaners, papers, textas in seconds. They know they are good at craft and have no qualms telling me so themselves. I love that about kids.
Using simple materials – many of which you can find at home or find substitutes – they created a very exotic range of flowers and decorated a vase each with washi tapes and fancy printed duct tape.