The farmers who own Cabot want to teach kids about the importance of pollinators in our communities and practical ways they can help protect and preserve pollinator populations! Learn more about the full Pollinator Patch program here.
Just looking for some fun, sustainable craft projects? We’ve got you covered!
Create a Pollinator Placemat!
Make a pollinator placemat collage using magazine-clipped images or hand-drawn pictures of edible plants to help kids learn all the different types of plants whose survival relies on the help of pollinators.
Markers or crayons
Make Your Own Flower
You can make flowers from any craft materials available to you, such as those suggested below. Using the ‘Anatomy of a Flower’ sketch as a guide, make sure your flower includes petals, sepals, pistil, stamens, and pollen:
Be creative about what each structure looks like. For example, you can color and draw patterns on your petals, vary the length and position of pistils, or change the number and arrangement of the stamens.
After making your flower, talk about the ways that pollen gets distributed. Will it be blown by the wind? Or, will it require a pollinator to help? What are the different types of pollinators that help flowers?