Poppies are one of our favorite flowers, so delicate and beautiful. We created poppies using materials from recycle bin like cellophane paper and egg cartons, combining a bit of painting, crafting and fine motor practice as kids put them together.
Have you seen other junk play ideas shared by fellow bloggers since the beginning of this month? Check the link on the bottom to get to 60 Day Junk Play Challenge page and get inspired to use everyday materials from your trash bin for learning, playing, crafting and more!
Several things are needed to create these lovely poppy flowers:
- cellophane paper ( from recycle bin )
- egg carton ( from recycle bin )
- small buttons ( any color )
- green chenille stems / pipe cleaners
- acrylic paint (green and red)
- scissors and brush
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Today’s post is part of 60 Day Junk Play Challenge and we had as material prompt today CELLOPHANE PAPER.
Make sure to stop by Witty Hoots to see how they played and learned about color mixing with cellophane paper!
To read more about Junk Play Challenge and get involved upcycling your trash for play, stop by our 60 Day Junk Play Challenge page.
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.