St David’s Day :: daffodil pinwheel spring flower craft

Celebrate St David’s Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant by making this spring flower craft : daffodil pinwheels. I think they look so cheery that they’d be great to make on any spring day – and a vase of them would make a lovely Mothers’ Day gift. Here’s how we made them.

st david's day daffodil craft

 

St David’s Day daffodil craft

You’ll need: yellow card (or card and yellow paint), green card, a egg box, a paper fastener, yellow and/or orange paint, a small paint brush, a stapler, a ruler, a pencil, a pair of scissors, (a craft knife – optional) Start by cutting a square from your yellow card. We only had white card in the house, but as Little is painting-crazy at the moment this wasn’t a problem as we did have some yellow paint. If you are going to paint you will need to paint both sides of the card. Cut out the cup part of the egg box – this is going to be the trumpet part of your daffodil. Paint it either yellow or orange, depending on what colour you would like in the centre of your flower.

Once any paint is dry you need to cut lines into the yellow square of card as shown in the photo below. You can draw the lines using the pencil and ruler and then cut along them with the scissors.

Now you need to fold in four of the edges, as shown below. Fasten them in place with a stapler.

Make a stalk for the flower by rolling a piece of the green card in to a tube. Now you’re going to use the paper fastener to join the egg box trumpet, the daffodil and the stalk all together.  You can poke the paper fastener straight through the card but you might find it easier to make a hole with either the pencil or craft knife first. You want the hole to be loose enough for the daffodil to twirl around to give you the windmill effect. And there you have it – a beautiful daffodil. You could make a few of them in different shades to make a lovely spring bouquet.

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