Holiday Garden Gifts: How to Force Bulbs via @kwpub - Forcing bulbs for the holidays, or for holiday gifts is a great idea to start now, when fall bulbs are available. You have a variety of healthy stock to choose from this time of year, and it really is an easy project!
White watercolor paper. I had them trace a 6" circle at the top, center of paper. Water color wash any type of sky, leaving the moon white. Then black india ink with a wide flat 1" brush. I showed them how to go from thick to thin, twisting the brush slowly, (I suggest a practice paper first for 2 minutes). Then magenta, white and purple for the blossoms with a #4 round. 5th grade. I played "sounds of the earth", basically, yoga music. Made them silent and purposeful. ...5th Gr
Get the kids to paint background with watery paint and scrunch paper. Carefully uncrumple and lay to dry. When dry have them draw a tree branch with a black sharpie and glue on a black cat made out of paper.
Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Recycled Glass Bottle Inspiration. Much of the glass we throw out is not recycled, because different glass has different melting points, and recyclers only melt the most common containers. To reuse your old glass, all you need is access to a kiln and some glass bottles.