Thanks for supporting our small business during this difficult time by buying our Flower Arranging Starter Kit fo Kids.
We sincerely hope that it will keep your kids busy and happy for a while.
Here are some easy-to-follow instructions.
STEP 1: SOAK THE FLORAL FOAM
Please take everything out of the paper bag. Fill a small tub with water (you can use any pail/tub at home as long as it is big enough to accommodate the piece of floral foam). Gently place the floral foam on top of the water and let it soak naturally. The foam will float at first and after a short while will almost fully submerge.
You have all the time in the world now, so please don't be in a hurry. Guide your child to resist the urge to push the floral foam into the water.
STEP 2: PLACE THE FLORAL FOAM INTO THE PLANT POT
The floral foam has already been cut to size. Now, place the plant pot in front of both of you. Use the plastic bag given to line the plant pot - this will form a protective cover against the wet floral foam. Next, push the flower foam into the plastic-lined plant pot.
STEP 3: FORM A RAINBOW
We've packed plenty of colourful craft pipe cleaners in the kit. Let your child choose his favourite colours to create his / her very own rainbow. You can pick one, bend it, and insert both ends into the foam. Let your child follow your lead to complete the rest of rainbow rays.
STEP 4: ADD LEAVES
***** Parent supervision necessary.*****
With the gardening shears provided, trim the leaves to shorter lengths. Then let your child insert them into the floral foam. The idea is to form a foundation from which the flowers will emerge.
STEP 5: ARRANGE THE BIGGEST FLOWERS FIRST
You can start by guiding him/her to start with the biggest flowers first (in this case, the gerbera daisies). You can help him/her to trim the gerbera daisies (1 longer, 1 shorter), and to position one stalk behind the rainbow, and one stalk in front of the rainbow.
STEP 6: FILL IN THE GAPS WITH SMALLER FLOWERS
It's time to let your child's creativity juices flow! Help your child to trim the rest of the flowers into shorter stalks. Then let him/her fill up the gaps by inserting the rest of the flowers around the gerberas.
At this point, your child can do whatever he/she wants! This is what Ben came up with:
And you're done!
We hope you and your child have enjoyed yourselves!
We'd love it if you can send photos of your child's creations! :)