2-gallon plastic watering can |
colorful craft foam shapes or sheets
Tacky glue or double-sided adhesive
sheets | scissors
No garden tool is as
useful every day as a solid, 2-gallon watering can. The "rose" on the end, with
the little holes, allows you to gently sprinkle seeds with gentle drops of
water so that they don't wash away . . . or, if you tip the can a lot, you can
get a powerful stream of water to help along older, established plants.
Since gardeners water
almost every day, it's a fun idea to decorate the watering can that your Kids
Garden Club will be using so much. It's also a great gift for a volunteer, a
neighbor who has given you plants and seeds, a teacher who has put in lots of
hours making your garden project special . . . just about anyone!
If you can purchase waterproof,
ready-made craft foam shapes such as flowers, butterflies, ladybugs and the
like, you can easily glue or adhere them to the dry watering can, and you are
done! Use Tacky glue for the best hold.
Or you can use sheets
of colorful craft foam, and cut out different sizes of circles to glue on top
of each other to form flowerheads . . . or zigzag designs . . . or cut out the
letters of the name of your Kids Garden Club . . . whatever you'd like.
When you make a task
like watering your garden extra-special, with a colorful watering can, it just
makes gardening all the more fun.