Weekend Fun: Flowers in a Field Craft
There are a number of open fields in Franklin Township, and some have native plants and flowers – including one in the Municipal Complex. Why not take a walk to see what you can find? Some of these areas are just beginning to make their spring changes.
You can create your own “field of flowers” to decorate your room! Display your Field of Flowers on a sunny windowsill!
Pair this activity with Fantastic Flowers by Susan Stockdale or Rose’s Garden by Peter H. Reynolds. For more information about wildflowers, look up Wildflowers around the Year by Hope Ryden or National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Wildflowers by Susan Hood.
What you need:
• Half sheet of green construction paper (or any 6 x 9-inch green paper)
• Assorted paper scraps in different colors
• Glue stick
• Crayons, colored pencils, or markers (optional)
What you do:
1. Fold the green paper in half so that it is now 3 x 9 inches. TIP: If you don’t have green paper, use crayons to color some white paper green.
2. Make a fringe of cuts into the folded end, leaving approx. ½ inch at the open end.
3. Still folded, roll the paper into a tube and glue the overlapping ends together. TIP: Older students may want to roll it as a spiral.
4. Cut assorted flower shapes from the colored paper scraps.
5. Add details to the flowers with colored pencils or other coloring tools as desired.
6. Glue the flowers at various heights all around the green paper.
Note: A limited number of kits are available at the Main Library.