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Minibeasts & the Garden

Fun, creative activities for kids, including kids craft ideas to keep them amused for hours!

Poppy Brooches

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This activity relates directly to the book 'A Day to Remember' by Jackie French.

  • Protect your work area, prepare your materials and make sure you have glue, glue brushes and paint brushes on hand.
  • Step 1Paint your egg carton with a base coat of white. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Cut your egg carton into twelve cups. Cut four slits down the sides of each cup to turn it into a flower. Use scissors to round the edges of the petals.
  • Step 3Paint your egg cups red. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Cut six circles (4cm in diameter) from black cover paper. Cut short slits around the edge of the circles to give the edge a fringed effect.
  • Step 5Cut six circles (2.5cm diameter) from yellow cover paper. Using a marker, draw dots around the edge of the yellow circles.
  • Step 6To construct your poppy layer two of your egg cups one inside the other. Attach with glue. Place your lack circle followed by your yellow circle in the centre of your egg cup poppy. Attach with glue.
  • Step 7Glue a brooch back to the back of your poppy and allow to dry before wearing.

Materials used in this activity

CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue
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Product Code: 10364 250ml
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted
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Product Code: 10708 Pack of 30
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3 or more $19.24 (inc GST) $17.49 (ex GST)          
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Self-Adhesive Brooch Backs
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Product Code: 10843 Pack of 25
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Student Scissors
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Product Code: 10897 Pack of 20
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Product Code: 11991 500ml
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Product Code: 11995 500ml
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Egg Carton
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Product Code: 12333  
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CleverPatch Cover Paper Assorted - A4
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Product Code: 13652 Pack of 275
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CleverPatch Triangular Maxi Permanent Markers - Black
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Product Code: 16531 Pack of 12
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