St. David's Day Bouquet

St. David's Day Bouquet craft

Who was St. David, and why is he important to the Welsh? Make a leek and daffodil bouquet to celebrate customs in Wales.

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    The Welsh celebrate St. David's Day on March 1st. St. David is the patron saint of this country located on the British Isles. Learn more about Wales, and find out the importance of daffodils and leeks.

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    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Paint white construction paper yellow, orange, and green for daffodils using Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes. Paint more construction paper in light brown and green for leeks. Cover another sheet with light and dark brown paint for a basket. Dry.

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    To make daffodils: With Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, draw three patterns on cardboard: (a) A star-shaped flower with six petals about two thumb lengths wide. (b) A circle about the length of your thumb. (c) A four-point star for the leaves about the length of your thumb. Cut out the patterns with Crayola Scissors.

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    For each daffodil, trace around all three patterns twice on the yellow, orange, and green painted paper. Make as many daffodils as you wish for your bouquet. Varying the sizes of the patterns and changing the colors used will create different daffodils.

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    Cut out the flower pieces. With Crayola School Glue, put matching shapes together so the paint shows on both sides. Dry.

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    Fold each petal of the flower (large star) in half. Poke a hole in the centers of the circles, large stars, and small stars. Fold a small knot at one end of a chenille stick. Push one chenille stick through the circle up to the knot, then scrunch the circ

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    To make leeks: Draw two leek leaves on the back of the green paper and a bulb (like an onion) on the light brown paper. Cut them out. Glue the leek leaves and bulbs together with the painted sides showing outside. Glue the bulbs to the leaves.

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    To make the basket: Cut the brown paper into narrow strips. Weave the strips into a basket (over and under each other). Cut a produce tray in half and glue your weaving onto one half of a produce tray. Fold ends of weaving around the back of the basket an

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    Add a handle if you wish. Take one strip of brown paper and make several thin cuts in it. Weave a strip of the other color through the slits. Glue to the basket. Dry.

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    Arrange the daffodils and leeks inside the basket and glue to hold them in place. Add a festive ribbon and the words St. David's Day.