Things are looking decidedly pink at the centre. The month of October 2011 is ‘Pinktober’ for breast cancer awareness. Following Pinktober we will be raising funds for The Centre for Cerebral Palsy. As their poster features pink butterflies, we decided to combine the two themes. For the hanging centrepiece I made a giant pink butterfly from cardboard, cellophane and sequins. I also decorated some plain Christmas baubles to suspend underneath the butterfly. I used garden polypipe to make the frame to hang the objects from. The frame is held together with duct tape and wrapped in light pink crepe paper streamer.
Faber Castell Glass Markers work on glass, plastic and other non-porous surfaces. Simply draw on the surface and, as the ink dries, the colour brightens. Great for small children as they are non-toxic and very easy to use. They also snap together with novelty connector lids – a fact I find less interesting, but one that my children think is ‘awesome’. Local readers: I found these at Kmart, but you could also try arts/craft/stationery stores.
More of my pink crafts: