Each group had the opportunity to make the treats from start to finish, following a recipe recommended by the animal shelter. Under the guidance of two 3rd years, they measured ingredients and created some dough. Then the treats were shaped, placed on a baking tray, and baked.
To create your own, start by tracing around a butterfly template and cut the filter – this will make two matching shapes. Use watercolour paint to make them colourful and then dry the butterflies. To speed up the process, use a hair dryer at a low setting.
Butterflies can be glued onto a dowel or attached to a small clothespin. The finishing touch is adding some stick-on jewels. As the butterflies dry the wings gain shape and become more fluttery looking.
The last craft station involved decorating a clothespin and making a positive affirmation card. Part of the fun was deciding on what to say, as well as decorating it.
All of the crafts will be going to Meals on Wheels as tray favours. The girls talked about why someone might need meals delivered and how a little gift might brighten up their day. Not only was it relaxing and fun to create these items, but the girls felt good about making a difference for others.