It's spring in Canberra and that means packing a picnic lunch and wandering around the beautiful tulip displays at Floriade. The sun was shining and we had a wonderful time with our close friends enjoying the best that Spring has to offer. Just perfect!
We were so inspired by the beautiful flowers we saw, that we decided to make our own version of Floriade:
We made some hand print tulips, and a variety of patty pan flowers which James decorated with pompoms, sparkly sequins and glitter. We also used some left over coloured pasta from another project and stuck them onto a tulip shaped piece of paper. James and I made a backdrop of green rolling hills and clear blue sky to arrange our flowers on.
We also read a beautiful book by Lois Ehlert called Planting a Rainbow, which fits perfectly with our day out at Floriade. A mother and child plant a variety of bulbs in winter and wait for the warmth of spring for the bulbs to sprout and create a rainbow of colour. The illustrations are vibrant and cheerful and this book is perfect for exploring colours, different types of flowers and gardening.
This was such a fun way to welcome in spring!
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