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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beltane Activities - Crown of Flowers

Thursday, April 8, 2010
While it has been a hot Spring so far, here in Florida, but I am glad that the cold weather has finally broken. And as I drive around my area, the ditches and the fields are full of wild flowers. So I got to thinking that now is the perfect time to be making a Crown of Flowers for the children to wear for the next few weeks. And of course you can always make another one when Beltane is closer and they could wear it to ritual.

Things You’ll Need:

* 25 flowers
* Knife (optional)

Step 1:
Gather 25 flowers, such as daises or dandelions, or wild flowers. Make sure that the stems are about 4- to 5-inches long so they can be tied easily.

Step 2:
Make a slit in the stem about a 1/4-inch long through the middle of each flower stem. This should be 2 inches below the head of the flowers. Use your fingernail to do this or you can use a sharp knife.

Step 3:
Slip the end of another flower's stem through the slit you have made and pull it until you get to the head of the flower.

Step 4:
Do the same with the next flower, weaving the stem of another flower through the next slit. Keep going in this manner until you've made a chain of flowers.

Step 5:
Make sure the chain will fit your child before you finish it off by measuring it around her head.

Step 6:
Twist the ends of the chain together to form a ring. Stick each end through slits in the stems to secure it.

Step 7:
Place the crown of flowers around her head and watch proudly as she dances around her kingdom.courtesty of ehow.com

Blessed Be!

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