Thursday, 19 May 2011

Blooming chickens

We have roses in our garden which are just beginning to blossom.

Last year, we pressed some of the petals and just last week, I realised that there were still some sitting in the flower press.

Ideal for making a princess dress, I thought but Miss Belle decided that they would make a much better chicken so chicken they became.

First, we used them for a counting activity and then, Miss Belle filled in an outline of a chicken with petals and added an eye with oil based pastel. The chicken now adorns our kitchen wall.

I've linked this to the It's playtime link up. Do visit to find plenty of play ideas.


  1. Love this creativity! Miss Belle, you did a great job!

  2. The petals make lovely feathers! Great reuse of a previous craft- lovely!