Tag Archives: #Crafts

Nature Weaving

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Shared by Garden & Nutrition Educator Cristina

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or String
  • Pencil or Marker
  • Long Plant Materials (e.g. weed, flower, stem)

Directions: 

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Step 1. Cut  short slits in the border of the cardboard around 1inch apart. Do this on both ends of the cardboard, making sure the slits line up with each other.

Step 2. Make a knot at the end of the yarn and place it in one of the top slits of the cardboard; put the other end of the yarn in the bottom slit of the cardboard (make a second knot to secure). Repeat this with every slit of the cardboard.

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Step 3. With your plants part start weaving, passing the plant material under the yarn and then up and over the next yarn. Once the plant material is intertwined, gently push it up to the top of the cardboard.

Step 4. Continue to weave plants and move them up gently until the cardboard is filled. Share your creations!

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Garden Parfait Snack Recipe

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Ingredients/Supplies:

  • 2 graham crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Blueberries and strawberries
  • Plastic knife
  • Plastic spoon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Colorful paper squares
  • Clear plastic cup

 

Step 1: Using one paper square and markers draw a flower or nature scene. Cut out the picture and tape it on the end of the spoon, it will look like a flower in a garden when you are done!

Step 2: Crush one graham cracker in the bottom of the clear cup using the spoon.

Step 3: Pour several inches of yogurt over the graham cracker layer.

Step 4: Chop the strawberries and blueberries however you like, place them on the surface of the yogurt in a design to make a caterpillar, worm or pattern. Crumble the remaining graham cracker all around the remainder of the yogurt surface. 

Step 5: Add the flower spoon, admire the layers  of your parfait from the side of your clear cup and then eat!