Easily available items can become the protagonists of original women’s day jobs to do with children
Women’s day chores
There women’s day it is celebrated by convention on March 8, in memory of the working women of New York textile factories, who would have conducted such protests on March 8 every year since 1857. Among other historical events, March 8 also commemorates the Triangle factory fire (New York, 1911), where 148 people, most of them women, lost their lives.
Today Women’s Day is often seen as a purely commercial event, but we can also see it as an opportunity to celebrate together, starting with simple things, involving children in packaging DIY crafts and gifts, quite far from the consumerist logic.
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You work with flowers
Flowers are the most loved symbol of spring and can be the absolute protagonists of women’s day jobs.
To make original recycled flowers you need a roll of toilet paper, scraps of felt, cloth or felt, wire or a pipe cleaner, colored buttons. We take an empty toilet paper roll and cut it into 5 circles, we assemble them with glue or a staple point forming the corolla of the flower. With a pipe cleaner or wire we join colored buttons together with felt petals and leaves, of various sizes. We pass the brush in the center of the corolla of the flower, add the leaves and roll it up on itself to give it ‘thickness’.
In this video tutorial we will find all the explanations to give life to our crepe paper flower, made with the help of a pair of scissors, a stapler and a good handful of creativity. With the same procedure we can also create tissue paper flowers.
Very easy to make, even at school, you just need cards to make the card and the shape of the flower and a rope ribbon to decorate with the bow.
In this video MammAcs explains step by step how to make a bouquet of paper flowers to offer on the occasion of Women’s Day, or even just to welcome the coming Spring.
DIY gifts for Women’s Day
The most popular gifts are always those made by hand with the children.
To create the flower-shaped pencil covers, just cut out the shapes in the felt and sew them, leaving the base open enough for the pencil to pass through.
We bring the pattern back on the brown sheet and cut it out; paste it on the blue sheet. We will use the green sheet to create a lawn and we will cut out many butterflies using our punch. We will only have to enrich our tree by gluing butterflies and clouds. The spring job is ready. Children will have a lot of fun, let’s get them involved!
Mammaacs, supercreative mom, has made beautiful super bright jars using yogurt or glass jars. To make them, just pass the vinyl glue inside the jar and then evenly distribute the glitter that will form a nice glitter cover! Alternatively we can also create strips on the outside of the jar, leaving the inside transparent.
Here is aDIY gift idea really cute. To make it we need a candle; sheet of tissue paper; baking paper; hairdryer; ribbons; decorations to taste; hot glue. Just print the design we prefer and glue it on the candle and then complete the decoration as we prefer.
- A personalized ticket
On the Maestra Mary website we find many ideas for making crafts for this occasion, like this card made with simple cardboard and yellow tissue paper.
Recipes and menus for Women’s Day
To conclude the women’s day, you can organize a ‘sweet party’ in the afternoon, spending a few hours with friends laughing, chatting and gossiping like in the old days.
For the occasion, you can prepare an all-yellow menu, starting with the cocktail, and ending with the cake. The most suitable cocktail is the Mimosa, which is a variant of Bellini, and which is prepared with orange juice and champagne. The mimosa cake, easy to prepare and at the same time really tasty, is prepared with lots of Chantilly cream and a good homemade sponge cake.