We – me, Chloe and Millie decided just today that we would blog our Easter craft sessions in case anyone else was stuck for ideas for craft to do with your kids. Our first craft was to make some Easter bonnets and seeing as we are surrounded by fields we decided that it be ok to use fresh flowers instead of using the usual paper, glitter and things we would normally use. We figured if we just took one or two flowers from each group of wild flowers it would be ok.
Here’s Millie to tell you how we made the bonnets:
First we cut some wild flowers and got four different types of flowers and some fern.
Next we got wire and tied around the bonnet twice so that we weave the flowers into the wire.
After that we chopped the stalks so that they weren’t too long and weaved the flowers onto the wire.
My Mummy helped us and showed us how to do because it was really tricky.
We we had weaved all the flowers around we put some decorations on top of the bonnets.
We stuck the leftover flowers on top with PVA glue and then tied a bow round the top made out of ribbon.
These are our finished hats.
My favourite was putting the decorations on the top of the hat. Mummy thinks these would look lovely in the middle of the table on Easter Sunday.
Has been on list of things to do like forever!
Our main crop surplus of vegetables turned into kimchi and sauerkraut. Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food preservation in the world and utilised constantly at Zaytuna Farm.
Please share with your friends the 25 Seeds of Goodness Fundraiser…
On the 18th of May in Brisbane and the 30th of May in Sydney Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) and Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF) will formally join hands by co-hosting fundraising events. With the aim of the events being to raise funds towards exciting new international projects in Permaculture, the aptly named event “25 Seeds of Goodness” will see the two organisations combine forces and increase the aid and support provided to people in need both locally and internationally.
Guest speakers including Geoff Lawton, a world renowned permaculture expert, Sheikh Hassan Elsetohy, MAA’s CEO, and Yusuf Khatree of the Muslim Charitable Foundation.
Guests will also witness the signing of MAA and MCF’s Memorandum of Understanding – a first in Australia.
Limited number of tickets are available by calling Riyaad Ally of Muslim Aid Australia on 0434 984 520 or Yusuf Khatree of Muslim Charitable Foundation on 0401 246 228.
To purchase Tickets please visit our website
Individual Tickets: $50 http://9nl.eu/25SeedsBrisIndividualTicket
Group Ticket – Table of 10: $450 http://9nl.eu/25SeedsBrisGroupTicket
This is a unique event and definitely not to be missed.
- See more at: www.muslimaid.org.au
Spent a lovely day helping out at Old Sleningford Farm near Ripon on one of their workdays. Got to see an actual food forest! Can’t wait to have one of our own!
Living the view from my office #spring http://t.co/FPM2Nnt5KL
Get the whole picture – and other photos from Katrina Thompson
Anyone know of a farm based eco campsite or gite in northern France for a week in summer? Pls rt