Daffodil crafts at Loose Valley Care Home

Over the past couple of days we have been preparing for our Welsh Day which were are hosting at Loose Valley Care Home on Monday 11 October.

So spring is in the air, even though it’s October, and our residents have been busy making a banner of daffodils as these flowers are a symbol of Wales and traditionally worn on St Davids Day on 1 March – a symbol since the 19th century.

With leeks on our menu for the day, fluffy sheep decorations and painted fire breathing dragons too, we are really looking forward to celebrating Wales!

Our residents came together to make the daffodils from yellow, orange and gold card, with different shades of green for the stalks and leaves. They were very easy to make and our ladies personalised their creations with the petal and centre trumpet colour they wanted in their flower.

Each trumpet was glued into the middle of its flower and the petals bent up at the edges. We had a great interest in making them and also had two wooden castles which needed some painters to decorate!

It was a great way to have fun and produce some excellent daffodils – they look so realistic!

These will form our Welsh backdrop as we are camping in the Brecon Beacons for our next ‘Carry on Camping‘ adventure – this time we are taking a caravan, carefully crafted by Paula from our Recreation and Well-Being Team…it’s epic!

We can’t wait for our virtual holiday and are counting down the days!