Mother's Day Seed Packets

Gift Moms and Grandmas with homemade seed packets that hold collected dried seeds from the garden. Add beauty to the garden, and help the pollinators! Create a thoughtful craft that encourages families to be seed savers and will lead to hours enjoyed gardening together. Plant Milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies, and Cone Flower for the honey bees! You will be creating a gift that gives and gives year after year.

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    Collect dried seeds from the garden with the help of an adult. Honey bees love coneflowers and milkweed is the number one plant to help the Monarch Butterflies. It can often be found in fields and on the edge of woodland. Remember to wash your hands after handling any plant life.

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    Cut large squares of construction paper. Draw a rectangular seed packet shape onto these squares, and cut them out. When measuring, make sure you leave a few inches of extra paper on each side of the rectangles. If you are making multiple seed packets, make one first, then use it as a template to trace onto the other squares.

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    With a glue stick, fold and paste the packets, leaving the top open to fill with seeds.

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    Design floral, butterfly and bee pictures to stick on the front of the seed packets using Crayola Water Color Pencils and Crayola Water Color Paper. You can also add more depth by collaging an image with construction paper. Draw bees for the coneflowers and butterflies for the milkweed to indicate which pollinator the seeds will help. You can also write planting instructions on the back of the seed packets if you wish.

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    Glue your drawing to the front of the packets. Fill packets with collected seeds and seal the packet with a Crayola Washable Glue Stick. You may also like to write a Mother's Day message on the packets.