Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Garden!


♫ Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun. Please shine down on me ♫

 The building is closed but the library is open. 

♫ It's raining, it's pouring. Quarantine is boring ♫ 

But what about when it's not raining?

Who waters your plants? 

Spring is plant season. 

Do you have a green thumb?

Or do plants wither in your presence? 

Because gardening is complicated. 

Some of us are so afraid of underwatering plants that we may water them TOO much.

And then..they die...

Unlike humans, plants have a harder time getting rid of excess water. 

But not to worry. 

This week, we'll be making some watering cans! 

Ones that'll help us control how much water pours out the spout. 

Go ahead and dig up some paint (acrylic works best), a few brushes, a thumbtack, and most importantly, a plastic water bottle. 

The smaller, the easier to handle. 

Step 1

Step 1

Remove any labels. 

A clean surface is easier to decorate.

Step 2

Step 2

Punch a few holes. 

Use a push pin to prick 8-10 holes at the upper side of your bottle. 

If you don't have one, scissor tips or a knife are also options but please get a grownup to help you. 

Step 3

Step 3

Paint the water bottle.

Flowers, trees, the family dog, paint whatever your heart desires.  

(Psst... painting is actually optional but where's the fun in that?)

Step 4

Step 4

Let it dry for several hours. 

Overnight is ideal. 

It's Watering Thyme!

It's Watering Thyme!

Go ahead and test your cute, new watering can. 

(Psst again... you can also use your creation as a squirter. Water fight, anyone?

Water, air, sunshine, and love. That's all a plant really needs, right? 

So snap a couple of photos, tag them #DPCrafternoons and share with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Go the extra mile and decorate! 

Spruce up your garden or backyard with these other outdoor crafts

There's no better time. 

How many flowers do you see in this garden?

If you guessed 17, you're right! (Hint: there's a real one hidden among the bushes.)

Check back in next week for more craftiness.

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