Daisy Chains!

How long will it take?

Making daisy chains can keep children occupied for quite some time. It's a good idea to start with them, then leave them to continue without you for a while. This project is best for late spring or early summer.

What you will need

  • lots of daisies
  • a fairly long thumbnail
  • friends to help

Step-by-step guide

1 Take your children to a place where there are lots of daisies.

Ask them to pick a few - ensure they pick ones with good long stalks.

3 Tell them they need to use their thumbnail to split the stalk about halfway down its length.

Ask them to thread the stalk of another daisy through this hole, then to make a hole in this daisy's stalk with their thumbnail and thread another daisy through it.

5 They can keep going until they have a really long daisy chain.

Tips and advice

  • They could make a daisy chain using all the daisies they can see, or a daisy chain to go all around the kitchen table, lawn or path. Or perhaps they could have a competition with someone else to see who can make the longer one.
  • Ask them to make necklaces, bracelets, rings and crowns.
  • Check your children have a long enough thumbnail to make the hole in the stalk.
  • They can dry their daisy chain by hanging it in the airing cupboard. Then it will last for a very long time.
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