Can I say that we’re getting a tiny bit fed up of the British heatwave? It’s only the first week of the Summer holidays and I didn’t really expect to be spending so much time indoors. We’ve gone to the park first thing in the day before it gets too hot but otherwise we’re staying indoors and crafting and playing. Thankfully we were sent some craft supplies from Bostik which has kept us busy.
July is a great month for flowers in the garden, luckily we haven’t had a hosepipe ban enforced yet. The children love to plant seeds so when we saw some sweet little seed pots we thought it would be fun to decorate them.
We used: compostable seed planters, Bostik White Glu and coloured wool (yarn)
How to make wool wrapped seed pots
This is a lovely simple craft with instant results. It’s also great for practicing those fine motor skills which often get forgotten during the holidays.
First we covered the outside of the pot with the Bostik White Glu. It was easy to use and dries clear so it didn’t matter how much we used.
Then we chose some colourful wool and started to wrap it around the pot as tightly as possible so there were no gaps. This was a little messy but great fun.
When we had got the hang of wrapping one piece of wool, we tried it with two different colours. This meant we could cover the outside of our seed pots much quicker.
We made quite a few as they were really fun and messy to make. My daughter also made some hama bead flowers to go with our wool wrapped seed pots. They make cute pen pots but would also look good made into a mobile with some seed labels.