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Nature Jars

Have you ever collected items from nature? How do you display them? Sometimes people store and display collections in glass jars. Jars can also be used to hold an insect or small creature for a little while so you can observe it closely. In this project, you will think about what you could...

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Shadow Puppet Theatre

Some of the best crafts are those that are not only fun to make but also fun to play with once completed. This shadow puppet theater checks both of those boxes. Stretch your creativity as you decorate your theater and design your puppets—the options are limitless! Once your theater...

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Broadening the Permanent Collection

With fine examples by artists such as Howard Pyle, Frank Schoonover, Violet Oakley, Rose O’Neill and N. C. Wyeth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s collection vividly captures what is referred to as the “Golden Age of American Illustration.” A noticeable absence in the Museum’s...

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Pocket Journal

Keeping a journal is a great way to record ideas, thoughts or even drawings and stories. The best way to make sure you don’t lose an idea or miss an opportunity to draw something that you see is to have your journal on you all the time! This journal is small enough to fit in your back pocket and we hope you bring it everywhere you go to record whatever inspires you.
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Plant Critters

If you go outside during the day, keep your eyes peeled for the many different critters you can find around your neighborhood. You might discover a butterfly drinking nectar from a flower, a dragonfly zooming by, or maybe a little spider spinning a web. Use these fun moments exploring outdoors to find inspiration for this fun project that uses leaves, flowers and twigs to create your own critters and nature scenes!
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