Bigjigs In The Garden
Bigjigs Flower Press and Twigz Gardening Tools Review
Last year Dad painted a shed and decorated the inside of it to turn in to a playhouse for me and Lottie and on one side we have built a bug hotel and on the other side we are making a little flower and vegetable patch so we were thrilled to recieve a box of Twigz My First Gardening Tools.
|The Bigjigs Flower Press and
Twigz My First Gardening Tools
The tools are really nice, they are quite strong and there is a good selection- we had a bucket, gardening gloves, a spade, a fork and a mini rake so were able to do everything we needed. We started by planting some tomatoes up in growbags and then did some work digging in our little patch of the garden. We both had a potato from a growing competition at school to plant so we have done that and we have also got the area ready to plant some flowers we have chosen at the farm shop.
I really liked the tools, they are easy to use and worked well, I think these are great for getting kids interested in getting out in the garden.
|Being allowed to look at the flower press
under Lottie’s strict instructions!
When we unscrewed the press and took out the flowers we just gently took them off the paper- they were very fragile to handle but dried really well. These looked really nice so we decided to do something with them- we found a plain jar and covered it with glue and then stuck the flowers on carefully and then glued over them and it worked really well to decorate it.
|The flowers immediately after
opening the press
|The flowers after removing from
the paper in the press
I thought this looked really effective and now we have had a practice I would like to try some other pots- we would probably press them a little longer and also try ones without the stems as they stuck better. I would choose brighter colours than Lottie did next time to see how they come out. I like the idea of making a bookmark using leaves too.
|Making good use of our artwork
to store treats!
|Our first attempt at decorating with the
Lottie loved the flower press and I think there are lots of fun craft projects you could do with it at different times of year.