This week all 4 kids are home for Spring Break. The house is filled with the non-stop noise of children laughing, playing and fighting. But I am glad they are around. Its nice spending time with them.
I was hoping to have them help me plant some seeds indoors but after checking my sprout robot account it looks like I need to wait for my area until April 9th to start planting indoors. I will get to plant tomatoes and peppers indoors it says, and many others outside.
So instead of planting I thought we would make some cute garden seed signs out of popsicle sticks. I had all the supplies on hand – the sticks, some red, white, green and orange craft paint I never used for crafts from Halloween & Christmas, a foam paint brush, a small paint brush and a permanent marker. I love when I am able to do a craft using everything I already have!
First thing we did was take the foam paint brush to paint the tips of the popsicle sticks white. This only took about 5 minutes to dry. Then using paint colors we made all the little vegetables and herbs we were planning on planting this year on the sticks.
Last step was to use the permanent marker to write the name of the vegetable or herb on the stick.
And it kept my kids busy painting for 3 hours. Then in the morning they wanted to do more!
I told them we would make a ton and give some away to friends, family and neighbors (oh yeah, neighbor Sue…some are coming to you!). Once the kids heard this, they worked extra hard at making their vegetables neat and pretty.
And next week when we all finally get to plant more seeds indoors and outdoors they will look so cute in the garden and the indoor seed starters.
All in all I really enjoyed getting my “craft” on making these popsicle stick garden seed signs and my children had a blast too. Hope you are enjoying your spring break too!
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