“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
With Spring approaching, and Earth Day this weekend, I wanted to create an activity that celebrated both occasions. One of my toddlers hand-delivered a bouquet of flowers for me on my birthday about 10 days ago, and they had long since started to wilt. I couldn’t bare to throw them out yet. Surely there was SOME way I could re-use them or prolong their life? That IS what we’ve been talking about all week, after all!
Then I thought, if we can put coffee in the playdough, why can’t we put blossoms in the playdough? It would smell just as good, and you KNOW it would be soooo pretty! And so that’s exactly what I did.
First, I pulled off all the flower petals that were not yet dry and crunchy…this is the prettiest part of the whole process. Look at that colourful pile of fragrance!! Mmmmm…
Then you chop up the blossoms as fine as you can. I chopped til my wrists were too tired!
If you have allergies, I’m sorry! This chopping process may put you over the edge! lol!
In a small bowl, mix flour and salt and then add water and mix…
Doesn’t this look pretty?The dough ball will not be very big, but we didn’t seem to need anymore than this. The children each made a little “knickknacky” sculpture and they are drying on our table as we speak. We even had a little left over.
I hope you and your little ones enjoy this Earth Day/Springtime activity as much as we did!
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