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Watercolor Plant Prints

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Signs of spring and new life are popping up all around us. Capture a snapshot of the beautiful designs found in nature through these watercolor prints. We chose to highlight the beauty of native plants that are beginning to emerge in the Brandywine Valley, but ...

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DIY Craft: Pressed Plant Designs

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Capture the colors of early spring in a collage of pressed leaves and flowers. This simple and versatile project can be done individually or as a family. Discover what colors are in your own backyard!

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DIY Activity Jars

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

With so many things—including schools—being closed, the phrase “I’m bored” is becoming a common one in many households. But this fun Activity Jar project can help drive those feelings away! Not only is making the jar fun, but when it is complete you can fill it with both...

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DIY Craft: Marker-Dyed Fabric

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fun meets fashion! Be inspired by the bright colors of spring and brighten up bandanas, napkins, t-shirts and more with colorful effects using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. All ages can create designs, but adult supervision required—these vibrant designs won’t wash out!

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The Making of Caldecott Honor-Winning Children's Book

Friday, July 12, 2019

I’m Brianna Cronin, an intern in the Brandywine River Museum’s Research Center. One of the projects I’ve worked on this summer included going through the museum’s collection of materials from the American illustrator, Nancy Burkert.

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