Around 11 million roses are expected to be brought into Australia in the days leading up to Valentine’ Day on February 14. Aside from the cost to Aussie farmers who cannot compete, there is an environmental cost. And then, of course, there is the personal cost. Fresh rose prices range from around $30 for
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fantastic flowers you can make for Mother’s Day. The tradition of giving gifts, including flowers, on Mother’s Day began in the early 19th century in America. Some believe flowers became a preferred gift as the day coincided with America’s spring when all the beautiful flowers are out. One
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a growing flower. You don’t need any gardening skills and won’t even get your hands dirty doing this one. In fact, this project is so easy I recently did it with 30 preschoolers, aged three to five.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, a Mother’s Day paint project you are sure to find addictive. Of course, you can do this project at any time, but it’s fantastic to make beautiful handmade cards or even a lovely landscape painting. And you don’t even have to consider yourself a great painter
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops – this week’s projects are to celebrate Mother’s Day with an amazing 3D card and an easy peasy magnetic frame. It’s sometimes difficult to come up with something a bit different to give your mother, but these homemade cards could be just the thing. The ideas for the picture
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making Mum smile with pretty picture planters. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the challenge is to find something new that will put a smile on her face. This usually means a bit of creativity is required but the steps in this week’s projects (yes,
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project. I love flower pens. It’s hard to be unhappy when you’re writing with something so pretty and they are loads of fun to make. I saw one in a shop years ago and figured I could do that and I have many times. It has always been a