This month I went directly to Lorie McGraw's Slide
Show for these two slides. She has many more at
Nature Slides #1
Hot glue a pipecleaner ring to the backside of a
2" diameter slice of branch. Or drill 2 holes in the slice and
thread the pipe cleaner through to make the loop. •Glue pieces
of twigs, nuts, pebbles to the front side. •Press flowers or
leaves and glue to the wood •sand smooth and draw animal tracks
on the slide •Use a rubber stamp on the cut and sanded side,
then use colored pencils to add detail. •Make a pattern (like a
mosaic) of different seeds, corn, beans, dandelion fluff, etc.. Draw
the pattern on, then apply glue to one section at a time. Sprinkle
with one kind of seeds. After each section is covered, then use the
next kind of seed. How about the fleur de leis as a design?
Barb Stephens email@example.com and Lorie McGraw
Nature Slides #2
This one is made out of 1/2 inch plastic pipe. Get a
plastic pipe cutter and cut off neckerchief lengths of plastic pipe.
Have the boys glue nature objects. stones, twigs, nuts and seeds to
the plastic pipe. Or they could cut out pictures from magazines and
glue them on like decoupage.
Dale Fulkerson, ASM Santa Monica CA