Thursday, March 31, 2016

Seed Bombs/Cookies and Coffee Filter Butterflies

       The girls and I have been busy with spring time projects.  We made seed bombs/cookies to give as gifts for Easter/spring to our family and neighbors.   We set up our project outside to limit the clean up.   We used two tubs of Air Dry clay, a couple scoops of soil, and a handful or two of flower seeds.   Seeds included; sun flowers, snap dragons, marigolds, and many more.  I mixed them as much as possible and gave both girls a lump of clay to work with.   We made little balls approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches and flattened them to dry more quickly.  We set up on our table outside to dry out the seed bombs for a little over 24 hours.  The girls loved this project and it was fairly simple, inexpensive and easy to do. 
      We've given out a few little cartons of seed bombs to our family and neighbors.  A couple days ago we planted a couple in pots and we can't wait to see how they work out. 
       Our second big project for the week was coffee filter flowers.  These are so fun and simple.  We do them every year and attach them to the gate of the play area outside. We used large and small coffee filters and painted them with watercolors.   We let them dry and I folded them in an accordion fold and cinched the centers with mini rubber bands.  From there I added the clothes pins, pipe cleaners and googley eyes.  We put them all over our gate outside.   It so cute and colorful.
       **Disclaimer - We used watercolors, they are washable, they do fade, and if wet they lose the color. But it's fun while it lasts.  
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