Tag Archive: garden

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled Cereal Box First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes…

Clay Wall Pockets

This week at studio sprout we explored clay. In our master’s classes, we made clay wall pockets which are a sweet little hanging hybrid of cup and envelope that may hold succulents or pencils. Materials Needed: Clay Acrylic Paint Paint Brushes Paint Stirrers Rollers Newsprint Sponges First you will roll out a slab of clay….

Our Summer Garden 2014

Second year echinacea in full bloom. Purple tomatillo and lemon cucumber enjoying each others company. Love my pom pom dahlias. Organic strawberries fed with nothing but sun, water, and love. Potted in delicious happy frog soil. 🙂 My Black Krims are coming in strong. Tomato experiment in full effect. Eight different types. Left to right:…

Summer Harvest 2013!

Planting with toddlers and young children can be challenging so this summer we focused our efforts on tending the garden by watering and enjoying the harvest. Almost all children are thrilled to take part in the watering during the hot summer days and super excited to pick and pull when the veggies are ready. I…

Raspberry Canes

The newest edition to our edible garden is a raspberry patch. YUM, I can’t wait! Inspired by a good friend I have decide to grow more fruit that once established will produce year after year. My family loves raspberries and I imagine my students will too. My Tuesday 4pm class of 4-6 year old students…

Lettuce Planting and Carrot Picking

We planted a few six-packs of Romaine Lettuce on October 2nd, 2012. Cheers to winter gardens. Here is a student “tickling the roots” in preparation for planting. Here is another patting down the soil around the new sprouts. We are still harvesting carrots mid October. The carrot patch proved to be one of the most…

Paper Roll Sculpture and Flubber

Studio Sprout strives to be a good steward of the planet by reducing our footprint in a variety of ways including utilizing recycled materials in our projects. We kicked off the fall session which will focus on exploring 3-D art with Paper Roll Sculptures made from toilet paper and paper towel rolls. The backing for…

Tape Resist with Glitter Watercolor and MORE!

At the start of this week’s class I had parents and caregivers tuck in close to the table and rip tape for their child in varying pieces. We talked with each child as we gave them different sizes, naming them “tiny, small, medium” and “large” and asking them to share their preference. When I ripped…

Felt Collage, Carrots and Sensory Activities

Creating collage is a reoccurring project here at Studio Sprout but my goal is to keep it fresh and exciting so I do my best to rotate materials and find new approaches and twists to repeat techniques and mediums. Our last collage project focused on nature materials and we used recycled cardboard for the background….

Nature Print Flags and Chicks (5 weeks old)

In my research for outdoor and nature projects I ran across some ideas for garden wish flags and flower printing. I combined the ideas for a very successful project that I’ve dubbed Nature Print Flags. During my first class of the week my youngest toddlers (18M-2.5Y) reminded me to be be fluid in my teaching…