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Time for Flowers


Gather an assortment (sizes and colors) of muffin tin liners. Give each child a Popsicle stick and help him or her paint it green. When the sticks are dry, help children add a drop of glue to the top of each stick. Next invite children to choose a large a muffin liner and press it onto the glue drop. When that is dry, children can add another drop of glue to the center of the large muffin liner and press a smaller liner onto that drop. Finally let children glue green leaf shapes onto their Popsicle sticks to complete their flowers.


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