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Did you know that you can steal the pigment from flowers to make impressions on watercolor paper? All you need are some petals, a hammer, and a roll of painter's tape!

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Did you know that you can steal the pigment from flowers to make impressions on watercolor paper? All you need are some petals, a hammer, and a roll of painter's tape!

We came across this idea in a great little book called "Gardening Projects for Kids," from Timber Press. Highly recommended!

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• The Star: Ben Gould happened upon his passion for gardening when trying to find the most inexpensive way to travel the world through the WWOOF program in Belize and India. It has since transformed his life in beautiful and unexpected ways. He now educates children on gardening at several elementary schools in Los Angeles, has recently started his own edible garden installation business and continues to seek knowledge and learn life lessons through all of the gifts that the garden offers. He is also one of my favorite Instagrammers around.

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Links and Related Posts:
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Crafting with Nature: Branch Weaving
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Timber Press: The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

(Image credits: Rebecca Blumhagen; Timber Press)

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