Today we are joining in with Tour the World by Flower hosted by Playground Parkbench. Each participant is linking up a craft on the flower of their country/state/province to create a round the world blog hop.
Despite living in Norfolk all of my life I am ashamed to say I had to turn to google to find out our county flower. According to Wikipedia “the common or corn poppy was voted the county flower of Norfolk in 2002 following a poll by the wild plant conservation charity Plantlife.” I should have made the connection – we recently celebrated my birthday by going on the North Norfolk Poppy Line Railway – a steam train that runs between Sheringham and Holt.
For the Tour The World By Flower Blog Hop we had planned on painting poppies but unfortunately we had ran out of red paint – the essential colour! So instead we opted to make our own Norfolk Play Dough Poppy. We followed our favourite play dough recipe from Imagination Tree. I added Christmas Red Wilton Icing Color (affiliate link) to the mixture.
On the table I placed a variety of flower shaped play dough cutters, a small rolling pin and a heart shaped tray (recycled from our Valentine Sensory Bin) which was filled with raisins. The raisins were to represent the black middle of the poppy.
I gave Adam plenty of time to explore the play dough. It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that he refused to touch play dough – he certainly has come a long way!
I then showed Adam a photograph of the poppies in our village and demonstrated how to create our own play dough version. Adam soon got the idea. Adding the raisins was a great way to develop his fine motor skills.
We also attempted to create a play dough poppy using four play dough hearts. This was tricky for little hands.
Remember to check out the other flower arts and crafts from around the world features on Playground Parkbench.
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