Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nature Bracelet and Cotton Ball Peas

 Take a piece of tape, wrap it around a wrist, and cover it in joy.






 







   

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Leave the flowers to dry and savour the taste of spring a little longer.

Take a piece of tape, place it on a holey gum boot, to let a little girl enjoy them through the last few weeks of winter.

 Take some peas (Dwarf and Sugar for us)

 Cut a milk carton in 1/2 and fill it with cotton wool, pull the balls apart a bit so they stretch a little further.
 Bury seeds amongst the cotton wool.
 Water. You just want the seeds to be damp. Keep them in a warm place.
1 week later the seeds have emerged and are ready to be planted in the garden for a late burst of Spring peas.

7 comments:

  1. What fun activities to do with kids! Love it. might try some of these!!

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  2. I love the idea of the bracelet, and such sweet pictures of your little girl.

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  3. Oh, I love the nature bracelet! It's too pretty.

    Looking forward to watching your sprouting seeds grow. :)

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  4. Love the intent look on the small one. In craft heaven. Love the bracelet.

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    1. She just loves her craft, she's very keen for some orange muffins today.

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  5. That gorgeous nature bracelet is a brilliant idea. We'll definitely give it a go. Thanks :-)

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young