|Wouldn't these make a cute Mother's Day gift or a fun project for Earth Day?|
Then we happened to read Mossy by Jan Brett about a turtle who grows a lovely garden on her shell. Dr. Carolina, a biologist, takes her to live in her Edwardian museum. Visitors flock to see Mossy, but it is Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory, who notices how sad Mossy is living in a viewing pavilion. She misses the outdoors and her friend, Scoot. Dr. Carolina finds a way to keep the spirit of Mossy alive at the museum, while allowing Mossy to have her freedom.
I saw those little herb containers and thought how cute they'd look transformed into Mossy turtles. We painted the outside of the cups green using acrylic paint. I hot glued some green pom poms on for the legs and head and added some googly eyes.
What are you hoping to get this Mother's Day?