Two of the reasons that our homeschool style has such heavy Charlotte Mason leanings are literature and nature study. I love to use quality books to enhance our lessons and to get my kids outdoors and exploring the world around them. These are two of the biggest blessings that homeschooling has offered our family. I generally look for ways to encourage my children to really deeply look at the things that are right in front of them.
For today’s storybook activity, we are using the book, Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler as the basis of our project. This is a truly delightful book with gorgeous illustrations about a little woman who travels all through the summer looking for lost seeds. She then gather them up, takes them home with her, and nurtures them through the winter months until it’s time to let them fly and grow on their own.
This is just a fun book that all children will love! Inspired by Miss Maple’s love of seeds, I decided to help my children create seed mosaic canvas art.
Supplies Needed for your Seed Mosaic Canvas Art:
- canvas (size of your choosing)
- acrylic paint
- assorted seeds
1.) Paint your canvas whatever color you like. We reused a canvas that was a failed first attempt at our baseball wall art.
2. Allow the paint to dry and then using a pencil or some chalk, outline the design that you want to use for your picture.
3. Gather some seeds. We used dried beans, birdseed, and leftover seeds from our garden planting. Outline the drawing with glue and then begin to place the seeds.
4. Continue doing this until your picture is completed.
5. Set somewhere safe and allow the glue to dry. Then display!
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