Racing Cars at Big and Tiny Santa Monica

Today we raced cars at Big and Tiny Santa Monica. We made a ramp out of cardboard and then used our favorite colors to paint the cardboard ramp so that we could watch the pain flow down the ramp. 


We used all recycle materials including an old cardboard box to make a car ramp and we collected our favorite cars around the school. We were able to find a pretty good selection of cars to race from Big and Tiny’s diverse toy collection. 

It was so cool to see how the paint splattered all over the board and even on our hands! All the kids had fun and got excited about the race. 

“That was cool!” – Freddie 
“On your mark, get set, Go!” – Boone 

The end result was a beautiful piece of cardboard art splatter! 

 

Making Seed Bombs with Mr. Anthony & Hello Bello

To wrap up #earthmonth we made some seed bombs with Mr. Anthony! These easy to create seed bombs bring sustainable beauty that lasts far beyond the month of April.

What is a seed bomb?

A seedbomb is a little ball made up of a combination of compost, clay and seeds.

What is it used for?

The compost and clay act as a carrier for the seeds so they can be launched over walls or. fences into areas that are difficult to access such as wasteland or railways. Make sure not to throw seed bombs into other peoples gardens, but use them to brighten up abandoned lots or public spaces.

MATERIALS

1. Compostable dirt or clay 
2. Water 
3. Seeds of any kind! Flowers are usually more fun 
4. Mixing bowl 

STEP BY STEP 

*Make sure to watch the video above with Mr. Anthony for context:

  1. In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of seeds with 5 cups of compost/dirt and 2-3 cups of clay powder (you could use clay soil instead if you have it).

  2. Slowly mix in water with your hands until everything sticks together.

  3. Roll the mixture into firm balls.

  4. Leave the balls to dry in a sunny spot.

  5. Now for the fun bit! Plant your seed bombs by throwing them at bare parts of the garden and wait to see what pops up!

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