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Monday, June 8, 2009

Growing Sunflowers - Craft

If there is one thing that I lack it is a green thumb. I am SO lacking that is makes me ridiculously proud of myself for keeping my father's poinsettia plant alive. Let's see, he received it right before Christmas which means I've kept it alive for FIVE MONTHS! That's gotta be a record! However, I have to give credit where credit is due. The ONLY reason why it hasn't died is because of the Aqua Globe. (They are the bomb, I tell ya! The bomb!)


Kailani's first grade class has been learning about the life cycle of a plant. At about the same time Kris from JesseKate Designs posted a related craft activity she called "Gardening with a Glove" It was a really cute idea and I thought I'd attempt it with my girls.

Since Kailani's favorite flower is the sunflower we bought five different kinds to see which would grow the best. Here are a few pictures from the activity. (Please go to JesseKate Designs for full instructions!)

And then a week later:


And today - approximately two weeks since beginning the activity.

We plan on putting them into the ground either today or tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted on how it turns out!

For tips on growing sunflowers click here.

Thanks Kris, for an awesome activity!


  1. Sharon, this is AWESOME!!! I am so glad you liked the activity and thanks for the sweet shout-out! What a great idea you did by planting 5 different kinds of sunflowers. That will make this even more interesting to see which one comes out on top! I can't wait to see how they turn out once they are in the ground. Your girls are going to love watching them grow!

  2. Get out! That really works? The Globe? I need to get it. I am notorious for killing plants! ;-)

  3. That is a fun project and big beautiful sunflowers are so pretty! I hope you get lots of cheerful blooms before you move!

  4. I remember Kris's post, I'm so glad you did it! Maybe the girls and I will try it next :)

  5. Sharon!!! Thats amazing!!! I need to try thins in summer with my kids... hurry up and join "it's tuesday i can't wait!!!" lol

    xo Steph

  6. That is sooooooo neat!!! I'm going to have to try that with my homeschoolers:) I also wanted to let you know that you've been tagged over at my blog:)
    Hugs, Sandy

  7. Cool! I Remember growing sunflowers when I was a kid in kindergarten.


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