I was just out walking my dog, Flynn, and noticed all the daisies popping up in the new spring grass and it made me remember the countless spring and summer days either sitting in the school playing field or in the local village green and making daisy chains with my friends.
We would sit there for hours (or all our lunch break when at school) collecting up the daisies then finding the girl with the longest thumbnail to make the holes in the stems, which usually wasn't me due to that I used to bite my nails! We would then sit there and thread all the daisies and see how long we could make the chain, or we would make necklaces, bracelets and headbands.
So I had to pick a few to see if I could still do it, and with having thumbnails now I could make the slit in the stem. I made myself a nice little bracelet. What do you think?
Making daisy chains can keep children occupied for quite some time. It's a good idea to start with them so they can get the hang of it, then you can leave them to continue without you for a while, that's if you can tear yourself away!
So what do you need to make great daisy chains
- lots and lots of daisies
- a nice long thumbnail to be able to make the slits in the stems
- a group of friends for help and laughter
A tip for making a great daisy chain is to pick the daisies with the longest, thickest stems so that it makes the chain sturdy.
So go on then what you waiting for, get out in that gorgeous spring sunshine and start making daisy chains.