For this years Mothering Sunday gift I thought I would go back to the tradition of giving flowers. At my church we always get given a posy of spring flowers to give to give to our mothers. It is one of my favourite traditions and I am always the first one up to get one for my mummy.

Our flowers will be made out of tissue paper, so they have the added bonus of lasting for a long time. I actually have in my memory box for my Dad a set of flowers I made for him for Father’s Day when I was in year 6 some 20 years ago! So I mean they last for a long time.

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You will need:

  • Tissue paper squares
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon

Stack about 6-8 square pieces of tissue paper on top of each other neatly.

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Accordion fold them.

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Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of it and twist to secure them, or use a stapler.

On either end cut the edges into a shape i.e. a triangle, semi circle or even make straight cuts.

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Then unfold each of the layers one by one to create the flower.

When your little one has finished their posy you can tie a ribbon around them to keep them all together.

EC found this an easy craft to do and made flower after flower. YC found the first part tricky, but she could do the last steps. We ended up with a really pretty and unique posy of flowers.

I know I have put these as a Mothering Sunday craft, but they may also make a nice present for anyone that maybe in hospital that can’t have real flowers.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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