Monday, July 07, 2008

Unplug Your Kids: Garden

This is my 3rd post today as I'm trying to play "catch up" after our trip. I missed posting last week's "unplug your kids" challenge, though we did part of it before we left. So, here is last week's theme: garden.
We made the above origami flower which I found online. It uses 20 pieces of paper (actually 10 cut in half), so it turns out pretty large. You can find the instructions by googling for "simple 20 unit origami flower."

I'd also picked up a pack of 4 "friendship pin" kits for a dollar at Michaels. There were 2 dragonflies and 2 butterflies. You can find all of those in your garden, right? While I was at my mom's, I sat outside with Alexandra and 3 other kids in the driveway (ages 5, 7, 9 and 10) and we worked until 9 pm when it got too dark and we were getting too bit up. It was a wonderful way to spend a summer evening!


Mia's Mama said...

Beautiful flower...yes. I do LOVE how we all come up with different ideas for the same project theme:)

Christy said...

Your flower is very pretty.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Seems like everyone wants to come over to play on our zipline. :)

Robin said...

Do you know how much patience I'd have for that flower?
Good job, guys!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

These are great handicrafts! Could you please submit this to the CM Blog Carnival for others to see? I think CMers are always on the lookout for easy handicrafts for boys and girls.

Thanks so much.

Here is the link:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Makita said...

What fun projects! Can't wait to give them a try. :D

jamie in rose cottage said...

I've been looking for more handicrafts to do-- these look great!

Lisa said...

I'm going to check out Michael's for these little deals. One of my girls has just started getting interested in crocheting.

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