Thursday, April 23, 2009

Emily's Garden

Pop Up Flower Pot Puppet

This week we have been talking about planting seeds and flowers growing. This project is a lot of fun to make and play with! Emily and I made a similar puppet for Groundhogs Day and Emily still loves to sing the song and play with the puppet more than 2 months later!

First, Emily painted the inside of a cup brown like soil.

Then Emily decorated the outside of the pot with bug stickers.
Emily really enjoys peeling and sticking stickers recently!

I made the flower with foam, a pipe cleaner and a green straw.

I cut out 2 flower shapes from pink foam and one circle from yellow foam to fit in the middle of the flower. I punched a hole in the 2 flower shapes and poked 2 small holes in the circle. Next, I threaded the 2 flower shapes onto the pipe cleaner leaving a tale at the end. Then I added the circle foam and put the pipe cleaner back through the holes and twisted it around the tale to secure it. Finally, I put the tale end of the pipe cleaner in one end of the straw with some glue to help hold it in place. For the leaves I just cut out a double leaf shape from green foam, punched a hole in the middle and stuck the straw through it.

**I actually might try this with Emily to make a spring flower bouquet for the table...they really look pretty!!

I poked a hole in the bottom of the paper cup and put the straw through the hole so that the flower can be pulled and pushed up and down into and out of the cup.

The Way We Plant Our Seed

To the tune of "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush"

This is the way we plant our seed, plant our seed, plant our seed.

This is the way we plant our seed so early in the morning!

(Keep the flower in the cup and pretend to plant a seed)

This is the way our seed will grow, seed will grow, seed will grow.

This is the way our seed will grow so early in the morning!

(Push the bottom of the straw up to make the flower pop out of the cup)


  1. I love that. We made a pop up groundhog in a cup too. We will have to try the flower.

  2. That is a wonderful project. It is very cute.

    Thanks for linking.

  3. That is so cute! I love it!

  4. My two year old will love this!