Seed Window Art

Do you remember backing your school exercise books with sticky backed plastic? Well here’s another use for it. We used it to catch all the seeds from the seed heads that we gathered in the garden the other week.

 

First of all, I taped the sticky backed plastic to the table (sticky side up and with a piece of white A4 underneath as our tablecloth is too colourful for this activity). A quick reminder of how to get the seeds out and they were off. We had:

 

Vigorous shaking…

Careful pulling apart…

General tipping out…

Careful selection of individual larger seeds…

Sprinkling…

This is one of my favourite pictures. N (2y) was actually giggling in anticipation of the goodies insideĀ as he concentrated on opening the sweet pea pod .

By this point, the sticky backed plastic was laden with seeds (and seed heads) and I wished I had left the same amount again with the backing paper still on so that we could have simply folded it over and stuck it together… Instead, we used some red cellophane from the craft cupboard and patted it down hard.

J (23m) discovered that it made a pleasing rustling noise and explored this further.

Ta daa! This one is actually N’s after he had “encouraged” a lot of the larger bits to drop out of the bottom! (He had as much fun doing this as he did creating his masterpiece, to be honest.)

 

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