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Balancing Butterfly

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Butterflies—one of the most beautiful pollinators—have been busy all summer long. Butterflies are part of a team of insects that play an important role in the ecosystem by helping pollinate plants. Follow the steps below to make your very own balancing, beautiful, pollinator . . . and this one...

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Nature Jars

Sunday, August 2, 2020

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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 and...

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Pocket Journal

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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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