Dragonfly Broach made from wire, 'whirly bird' and acrylic paint (amazing!).

20+ Nature Crafts for Kids

Dragonfly Broach made from wire, 'whirly bird' and acrylic paint (amazing!).

Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds  - 1

Royal Empress Tree Seeds (Paulownia tomentosa) 50+Seeds

Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds - 1

To create your own Maple Seed Butterfly Art you'll need 4 simple supplies which all came in under $15 for me.1) Maple seeds (aka helicopters) 2) Old Window

To create your own Maple Seed Butterfly Art you'll need 4 simple supplies which all came in under $15 for me.1) Maple seeds (aka helicopters) 2) Old Window

Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

Maple tree seed wings - commonly called helicopters - dried and painted with iridescent paints to make magical fairy wings.

Maple tree seed wings - commonly called helicopters - dried and painted with iridescent paints to make magical fairy wings.

How to Eat Maple Seeds: If you have a maple tree, you probably get an overflow of their seeds once a year. The good news is, these are edible. When cooked, they taste like a cross between peas and hominy. They can also be eaten raw or dried and thrown in a salad. Follow these steps for the best flavor.

Eat Maple Seeds

How to Eat Maple Seeds: If you have a maple tree, you probably get an overflow of their seeds once a year. The good news is, these are edible. When cooked, they taste like a cross between peas and hominy. They can also be eaten raw or dried and thrown in a salad. Follow these steps for the best flavor.

Dragon-twigs: The propeller-shaped seeds from maple trees form the wings of these delicate dragonflies.

Nature-Inspired Crafts for Kids

Dragon-twigs: The propeller-shaped seeds from maple trees form the wings of these delicate dragonflies.

Growing Japanese Maple trees from seed. I followed method #3 starting in August - I have tiny sprouts now in February!

Growing Japanese Maple trees from seed. I followed method #3 starting in August - I have tiny sprouts now in February!

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