Everlasting Flower Garden

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With plastic or silk flowers and some playdough, you can make an everlasting flower garden. It looks pretty and the kids will love being able to design their garden over and over! If you like this activity, check out our colored water science experiment and make your own beautifully colored flowers!>

What You’ll Need:
*Various bunches of artificial flowers
*Empty container (for the planter)
*Playdough (brown, for the dirt)
For homemade playdough:
*1 cup cornstarch
*2 cups baking soda
*1 cup water
*Large tea bag

Preparation:
*If using homemade playdough: Bring the water to a boil and add the tea bag. Remove from heat and allow the tea to steep for 2 minutes. Add the cornstarch and baking soda and stir until combined. Cool completely. Knead into smooth clay.

Activity:
*First, add the dirt to your planter by pressing the playdough into the container.
*Plant the flowers. You can rearrange the flowers over and over to create different looks.
*Talk about what it takes to plant a real flower garden. What materials would you need? What would your flowers need to be able to grow?
*Send us a picture of your kids and their gardens we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*KidsGardening.com - Garden resources for the whole family.
*Read Planting a Rainbow available at amazon.com

This activity can be found in the Games & Activities section of our site.