This summertime craft involves an unusual combination of beauty and brawn. First, kids collect flowers from the garden or from a patch of wildflowers. Next, provide them with a hammer, which they'll need to smash out a delicate watercolor flower poster. Wet-petaled flowers such as irises work well, while roses and daisies won't transfer much color. Add an educational component to the project by having kids pencil in the flower names, including botanical families.
Audubon Vermont offers two summer day-camps: Preschool Nature Camp (ages 3-5), Ecology Day Camp (ages 6-12). Audubon invites children to explore the nature around them, use all their senses, and connect with plants and animals of the Green Mountains. Each day there are moments of magic: around the campfire, on…(more)