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Feelin' Groovy Flowers

Hey gardeners, today's new gardening tool is all about "looking for fun and feeling groovy" with our DIY Tie Dye Flowers! There are so many social and emotional learning (SEL) benefits to participating in crafts and DIY projects in school and at home.

Our Tie Dye Flower 'Gardening Tool' Has SEL Roots In:


-Fun Group Activity
-Developing Fine Motor Skills
-Following Instructions
-Encouraging Positive /Present Thinking

This craft aka 'gardening tool' was created by our extremely talented Illustrator & Videographer, Kelsey Jordan. Press Play to Watch Now!

Scroll down for step-by- step instructions and scroll all the way down to earn your gardening tool badge for this activity!

Materials Needed For Our Tie Dye Flower 'Gardening Tool'

White Coffee Filters


Spray Bottle with Water


A fun group activity like these tie dye flowers is a wonderful way to help gardeners redirect their thoughts from a negative (weeds) to a positive. When a gardener is thinking about negative things that happened in the past or worrying about things that could happen in the future, they can get stuck in the 'weeds'. Crafts and DIY projects encourage gardeners (of all ages) to stay in the 'present' moment and focus on following directions and what is happening in front of them.

Gardener Kelsey’s Tips:

-More color is better- Have fun and fill in as much as you can on the whole filter.

-Less water is better- Try not to soak the coffee filter, simply ensure the whole thing has been sprayed lightly.

-You can use any spray bottle (old cleaning bottles, garden sprayers ,etc) if you don’t have any bottles, you can try using an eye dropper to create more of a splatter effect!


Hey gardeners, did you make our Tie Dye Flowers ? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Tie Dye Flower Gardening Tool Badge!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet!

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Building on and nurturing SEL skills for children at home and in school is what You Are a Gardener and gardening tools are all about! Dig into some more crafts here!


This post was inspired by a craft we saw by Mishell from The Printables Fairy - Check out her version here:


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