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8 Garden Projects for Kids

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- Seed Bugs -

What you’ll need:

- Pinecones/acorns, other hard seeds and non-toxic berries
- Vegan glue (such as Welbond)*
- Twigs and other items found in nature that could make “legs or a tail”


- Use pinecones/acorns for the body and smaller seeds or non-toxic berries as the head. Glue them together.
- Add a set of twigs for the legs and glue, tape or tie them onto the pine cone/acorn body.
- When the seed bug is finished, ask the children to name their bug and/or make up a story about it.

Variant: Another fun way to get older children involved in this easy project is by having them assist younger children in writing down their seed bug story.

*Many glues include casein and other animal products.

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2:55PM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

grow a pet TickleMe Plant! it moves when Tickled!

7:47PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

super love it!

7:00AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

No more slide shows. Allow us to print & view on a SINGLE PAGE

6:57AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

No more Slide Shows. Print as a single page with images, or at least give the option.

6:55AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

NO SLIDE SHOWS. Put on a single page.

6:54AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

I agree - NO SLIDE SHOWS. Put on a single page.

6:52AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

All on a SINGLE PAGE vs a SLIDE SHOW much better. I agree.

3:17PM PDT on May 20, 2012

These are easy, fun projects that any kid would love to do! Thanks for sharing.

12:30AM PDT on May 14, 2012

fun projects

10:44AM PDT on May 12, 2012

Wonderful article! Love finding creative ways to teach the Grandchildren about nature, the earth and where their food comes from. Bonus is I have fun too!

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