Pollinator Craft Projects for Kids

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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.

Materials Needed:

Paper
Markers or crayons
Old magazines
Glue


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?

Possible Materials Needed

Construction paper
Pipe cleaners
Feathers
Cotton balls
Straws
Toothpicks
Glitter.
Tape
Glue
Crayons
Markers
Scissors


Learn more about the entire Pollinator Patch Program here.

Comments (2)

Betty Umbarger | September 04, 2020 | 9:50am

How do I go about ordering patches for my gs troop

    Rachael | September 04, 2020 | 1:38pm

    Hi Betty – see the part on this page about filling out the survey after the activity booklets are complete! This is how you will get the patches: https://www.cabotcheese.coop/pollinator-patch/ Let me know if you have other questions! ~Rachael

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