Thursday, June 20th, 2013
We are lucky ducks because The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is a mile down the road from our home. It was pouring last Friday, so we packed lunches and met friends at the museum for some creative fun. While there, the children participated in the project in the art studio where they made their own flower gardens.
It was a simple, clever idea with florist foam for the base and all sorts of materials to stick in for the “flowers” and garden flora.
I love how the flowers tended to look like something from a Dr. Seuss book with over-sized, odd shaped petals and long, twisty stems. Their finished gardens were gorgeous and they’ve been brightening our space ever since.
Oh, and for those who are in the area, I’ll be running a three day class Storytelling Art Workshop at the Eric Carle Museum on July 16-18. Registration is required!
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Friday, May 31st, 2013
1. These (see above) Garden Markers made out of rocks are bright, punchy, simple, and SO cheery!
2. Spread some seed love with Dana’s DIY Shredded Paper Seed Starters.
3. Mark special occasions, moments, and memories with lovely Garden Stones. I especially love the fern prints!
4. My friend Annie, creator and author of Alphabet Glue, offered this wonderful guest post on The Crafty Crow. Make super sweet Origami Planting Pots with her! And, smile.
5. After all of their hard work in the garden, have your children cozy up under this snug, easy to construct, garden tent.
Have fun outside!
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