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To create your own Maple Seed Butterfly Art you'll need 4 simple supplies which all came in under $15 for me.1) Maple seeds (aka helicopters) 2) Old Window

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In late April, the ground becomes littered with samaras, the winged seeds of maple trees. With the right wind, the single-winged "whirlybirds" can carry the tree's embryos more than a mile.

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How to Germinate Maple Tree Seeds

How to grow maple trees from seeds

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When we were children one of the fond memories many of us share was playing with the maple tree “helicopters”. No matter what you remember them as, they are actually called samaras.Maple tree seeds are edible, contain protein, and can be used as survival food in winter months, however like many wild edibles the best flavours are enjoyed in spring.

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from Dragonfly Designs

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

Dragonfly Broach made from wire, 'whirly bird' and acrylic paint (amazing!).

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