Tuesday, 24 January 2012

February 2012 Valentine Hearts and Flowers Calendar - Printable!

To celebrate February, I have put together a calendar with "Hearts and Flowers" in mind...

You're never too old for a bit of romance...so print your copies and get colouring with your group!

Click here for February 2012 Calendar

Have also given you the colour version if you want it...

Click here for February 2012 Calendar - Colour Version

Have a Fabulous February!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Make a Junk-Mail Flower Collage!

Collage A
Collage B

Instead of dumping the Junk-Mail, cut it up and make a flower collage! I used a clothing catalogue, which had such a large range of shades and hues, it was hard to decide which colours I wanted to use...

You will need...
A4 Card
Junk-Mail (or magazine / comic / newspaper)
Buttons (one for each flower) Or just use contrasting colours, cut out from paper, card or felt.
Glue
Double sided sticky pads or glue dots (to attach the buttons and bow)
Thread (I used waxed thread) - Optional (Collage B)
Bow - Optional (Collage B)
Acrylic Paint or Felt Tip Pen - Optional (Collage A)
Die Cutting Machine (Collage A) Optional - use the Flower Template instead


I have made two collages - the one on the black card (Collage A) - I painted the stems with white acrylic paint - like this...



and then I cut out my flowers using my Big Shot Die Cutter - however if you don't have access to a Die Cutting Machine, then use these Flower Templates, which is what I used for the collage with the cream card (Collage B).

Click here for your flowers templates

How to Do It...

Cut out you flowers as detailed above.

Paint the stems if desired (Collage A)

Place your flowers on the card and when you are happy with your layout, stick them on.

Then place a button in the centre of each flower and attach them on using a double sided pad or a glue dot.

If you haven't painted your stems you can use thread, (Collage B) and if you like add a bow!

I am sure you will come up with many variations of this collage - just use your imagination and create your own design!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

An Easy Animal Quiz to start 2012 - Printable!

Animal Quiz

I have put together an easy Animal Quiz for you to get your groups going with in the New Year - ready for you to print out.

(Just in case, I have given you the answers on a separate page...!)

Pairs or teams work well in quizzes - not everyone has the confidence to go it alone or maybe have difficulty with reading.

Enjoy the fun and as you go through the questions, encourage reminiscing and additional airing of knowledge...

All mentally stimulating for our seniors!

Click here for the Animal Quiz