Age: 4 and up
Time: An afternoon
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts
On your next nature walk or trip to the park, take time to collect some twigs for this activity. In an afternoon your kids can turn an old empty jar into a beautiful vase!
What to do:
Step One: While on a nature hike or playing in your backyard, gather a bunch of long, straight twigs.
Step Two: Break your twigs so that they are an inch longer than the height of the jar.
Step Three: Wrap a rubber band around the neck of jar, about an inch from the top.
Step Four: Wrap another band around the jar, an inch from the bottom.
Step Five: Place the twigs around the jar, tucking the ends under both rubber bands. Space them as closely as possible.
Step Six: When the jar is covered with twigs, slide the rubber bands toward each other, so that they meet in the middle of the jar.
Step Seven: Take a few pieces of twine or ribbon and wrap them around the rubberbands.
Step Eight: To finish the vase off, you can either make a bow with the ribbon, or simply glue the ends in place.