I found myself longing for summer this week as Freya and I practically skated to school on paths of ice.
Winter is not my favourite season but it does have some good elements (awesome sunrises, for example). Freya and I were chatting about what we liked about each season before we started our latest craft project – a simple 2018 calendar.
I asked her what colour she associated with each. She picked pink for spring, yellow for summer, orange for autumn and white (not that we’ve had more than a dusting of snow in Norwich) for winter. I then asked her what she remembered about each season. We’ve done quite a lot of crafting around this topic, including our sun catcher window you can see above, which we have added to as the year has gone on, so she had plenty to say.
We then set to work making a seasons calendar using items from our monthly craft box, which we receive from Craft Merrily as part of our role as a Tots100 Bostik Blogger.
Five pieces of coloured card.
A small calendar.
Brown and green paint.
Pink tissue paper.
Bostik Foam Pads.
Glittery sticky card.
Rainbow wire to hang it from (although a ribbon would work just as well).
Bostik White Glu.
A small doily to make snowflakes.
Now, as you probably know, I’m a big fan of the guesstimate but I thought we’d actually measure the base card this time and work out how big our season cards needed to be before cutting them to size.
With all the cards cut it was time to hand print the trees. Freya is a big fan of painting herself so that wasn’t a problem.
Once they were dry we attached them to the base card using the foam pads so they stuck out a bit and then I popped the calendar in the middle.
When I asked Freya about the seasons she said things such as blossom for spring, flowers for summer, golden leaves for autumn and snow (she’s hoping) for winter so we set about trying to make each season using the bits and bobs from the box.
The final thing to do was tape the pretty wire to the back and make sure it could hold the weight, which thankfully it did.
We made this for Freya’s great grandma so I hope she likes it.
Do you have a favourite season? I think mine has to be summer, although I do like autumn too.
Note: We were sent a box of craft items for free in return for this post.