Thursday, 31 December 2015

Slow School Holiday Fun - Seed Art

School holidays are a fabulous time to slow down with the children and enjoy simple arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, cooking together, making up games, telling stories and turning them into a play or puppet show, and so much more.

Here is a super easy idea...

Today we had a wonderful creative time leading a seed art workshop with children at the 2015/16 Woodford Festival.

I gathered a diversity of seeds - different colours, shapes, sizes and families, and chopped up a lot of my old boxes - I'm so pleased to see them turned into beautiful creations.




Maia getting started on her design.

The boys were so intense in their concentration - so wonderful to watch.

I encouraged all the children to create any picture they liked - to draw it first, then glue on the different coloured seeds using a paper funnel, gently shaking off the excess each time. Here are some of their creations and the children's descriptions...

"a big one-eyed monster ... grrrrr"

"a huge beautiful flower"

"a big tall tree"

"a fruit tree with love"

"a flower"

"for my door"
And one young girl worked so long with such focus to create this lovely new year's message.




Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best for 2016.

9 comments:

  1. Now all you have to do is plant them and see what happens:)

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    1. Yes, the kids were imagining what kind of gardens they would create.

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  2. I've just discovered your blog and love it! What a wonderful project to do with children and I love the creativity. Happy New Year!

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  3. A lovely idea Morag. So nice to see your blog. I've just popped over from Rhondas. We also run lots of reskilling workshops and permaculture courses as well as children's activities. I'd like to use this art activity with my school holiday activities if you don't mind me copying your idea.

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    1. Yes the seed art activity was great fun and so simple. Please do use the idea! Happy New Year. I just had a great time ranging around your website - you do fabulous things down there. Hopefully we could visit sometime.

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    2. A visit would be lovely if you're ever down this way.

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  4. A lovely idea for children to use their imagination.

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  5. They are very cool and look like so much fun.

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