404-1 Seed Greeting
Card: Make a greeting card that will actually blossom into
a bouquet of flowers. Make your own paper embedded with seeds
that you can actually plant in soil. Water it and watch it grow.
404-2 Flower Whirligig: Make a fanciful wooden windmill
to decorate your backyard garden. The wind has a very important
role in pollination of flowers and transporting seeds. Flowers
and their beautiful appearance actually evolved to attract bees
Bumble Bee Mobile: Take a
buzz through the garden with a honeybee mobile. Did you know
that bees can fly 22 miles an hour, and their wings beat 180
beats per second? You'll really need to be "buzzing"
to keep up with them. Bees unwittingly carry pollen on their
back legs from flower to flower so that the plant can produce
seeds for the next crop.
404-4 Clothespin Bugs: Wire, beads and clothespins are
all you need to create 3 examples of insects: the dragonfly,
grasshopper and butterfly. The dragonfly actually spends most
of its life underwater, but is actually one the best flyers
of the insect world. The dragonfly is a vital part of the ecosystem
of a pond. While dragonflies are known to be beneficial, grasshoppers
are known pests and destroyers of crops. Lastly, the butterfly
is our most beautiful insect and common to the garden.
Painted Water Can: You
can't have a garden without water! Plants need this nourishment
for growth. Create a fun design using special paint on a metal
404-6 Hands On Project: Kids helping other kids through