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.

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