Friday, 19 August 2011
Stick it down!
Cakey's grandma introduced us to this idea and we have used it over and over again. All you need is a piece of sticky contact paper and an open invitation to pillage and plunder the garden. I set up the contact paper on an outdoor table. Make sure it is weighed down with stones, otherwise a small breeze may deposit it into the dirt!
It doesn't take much encouragement to get Cakey to pick leaves and flowers from our garden. My sneaky trick is to encourage her to collect one piece at a time rather than collect first and stick second. That way it takes longer and with all the running back and forth it tires her out.
Cakey's other granny uses the rainy day version to great effect. She can seemingly pull out a never-ending supply of old buttons and quilt pieces to stick on the contact paper but you can use anything.
Once the contact paper has been filled lay an extra piece of contact paper over the top to hold it all together. They actually look lovely stuck on a window with the light shining through.
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