We made some egg box daffodils yesterday for our Spring display.
Here’s how to do it. You will need:
- An egg box (we used one with twelve sections which was about right for four children.)
- Some old cereal boxes.
- Yellow paint, paintbrushes.
- Scissors, stapler, double-sided tape or PVA glue, normal tape.
- Green paper (for the stems, if they are for a display. If you want them to stand up you could use sticks, straws or pipe cleaners.)
Cut the bottom of the egg box into sections, and trim round each one to neaten it as much as possible, but don’t worry too much if they are a little rough around the edges. Cut petal shapes out of an old cereal box. You need six for each daffodil. Paint everything yellow!
When they are dry, arrange 6 petals in the shape of a flower head and staple them at the centre.
Use double sided tape or PVA glue to stick the egg box trumpet to the flower head.
Tape a strip of green paper to the back of the flower head.
These are the finished daffodils, along with our daffodil drawings, on our spring display.
While I was thinking about doing this activity nearly a week ago, I saw a blog post which reminded me to get on with it. So if you’d like to try another (more detailed) version, have a look here.