Botanical Dye

Botanical Dye

Tie-dye at home using colorful dyes made from plants! People have been using natural materials to create colorful dyes for thousands of years! Join in the tradition by creating dyes from plants, some of which you might already have at home. Materials Large, metal pot...
Cooking with Cacti

Cooking with Cacti

Learn how to cook with these prickly plants! We cook and eat plants all the time, but have you ever tried cactus? Learn about edible cacti while creating a delicious salsa! About Cacti Cacti are members of the Cactaceae family, which includes approximately 1,750 known...
Plant Pressing

Plant Pressing

Create your own plant press at home to preserve plants from your backyard! This family-friendly craft uses supplies at home and plants found in a backyard or on a walk. Plant pressing is a technique used to flatten and dry out plant samples. Dried plant material can...
Foster Nature Appreciation with Sit Spots

Foster Nature Appreciation with Sit Spots

Sit Spots: What They Are and How to Use Them For many parents, getting children to spend time outside with stimulating, educational activities can feel intimidating—not to mention securing the materials, supplies and knowledge needed to teach them about the...
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