Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daffodils for St. David's Day

We're trying to expose the kiddos to traditions pertaining to their Welsh heritage.  Since that's where most of Ed's family still live, and where Jack was, um, conceived, we want to do all we can to bring the spirit of Wales into our home.  So, on this St. David's Day, the first of March, we  had to seize the opportunity to get a little crafty.  This is one I used to see a lot of the kindergarten-age children in school make for St. David's day.  I was looking forward to Jack  one day making one himself in a Welsh-speaking primary school, but life turned a different direction for us and we moved back to California not long before he was born.   And fyi, the daffodil is the national flower of Wales. They know how to grow them with serious intensity.

After cutting out some petals from card, and the cups of the flower from cardboard egg cartons, it was easiest for Jack to paint them by taping them onto his art easel.

After the paint dried, he glued the parts together, attached a green straw for a stem, and stood them up in a vase - a toilet paper tube he painted blue.

We'll be oohing and aahing over this table centerpiece tonight as we feast on Cawl and Welsh Rarebit.  Happy St. David's day, everybody!  

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