100 days of play: Simple Toffee wrapper flowers

May 30, 2013 6 By admin

100 Days of PlayI am so happy to participate in the 100 days of PLAY challenge, hosted by Sun Scholars. If you have been following along, you will already have some fun, simple activities to do with your kiddos. Even though Aarya’s absolute favorite activity is to ride the bike in the house, outside… everywhere..

Today I am going to share a very simple activity which include toffee wrappers.ย If like us you have some lovely Uncles visiting, chances are they will bring chocolates for the kiddos among other things. So when Aarya’s Uncle brought him this, he was excited for obvious reasons.

Yummy assortment of awesome chocolates

We had so many colorful wrappers left that I thought they would lovely in a project. So here is what we did with them –

Things we used –

Wrappers ย of different colors (ours were mainly violet, orange and yellow)

Pipe cleaners

Over-enthusiastic kiddo ๐Ÿ™‚

Vase- optional

1. We “thread” the tissue papers into the pipe cleaners. It is very easy, you just push the pipe cleaner around the middle ( our papers were square- cut)

Please ignore the chocolate smeared face (looks more red than brown) The pipe cleaner threading was easy but we also had a lot of torn wrappers from over-enthusiastic threading ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Push in as many as you want. (Minimum would be 2)

3) Keeping a portion of the pipe cleaner on top. scrunch up the paper together and “wrap” the pipe cleaner around the bunch. This will make a lovely flower look with the pipe cleaner as the stem. (Aarya struggled with this part, so I did this after he threaded the papers. Older kiddos would be able to do this easily.)

Make as many as you like ๐Ÿ™‚ And put them in the Vase along with your favorite pic ๐Ÿ™‚ I also added some twisted pipe cleaners to the vase.

Thank youย Rachel for including us in this fantastic series.