What's Growing at the Pond?

What's Growing at the Pond? craft

Explore pond life! These amazing watery habitats are teaming with creatures. What plants and animals can you find?

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    If possible, go with an adult to explore a local pond. Read books about ponds, such as Pond by Donald Silver. What pond life fascinates you? Can you find those creatures in your pond?

  • 2.

    Use white Crayola® Model Magic® to sculpt a pond and the area around it. Knead the color from Crayola Washable Markers into the Model Magic. If you blend it a little, you’ll get a marbled effect. That looks a lot like water. Blend it a lot, and you’ll get solid colors for rabbits, frogs, or cattails. Press the pieces together to assemble your pond. Damp Model Magic sticks to itself.

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    Decorate your pond with chenille sticks (maybe for cattails) or other craft items if you like. Air-dry your sculpture overnight.