The older kiddos learned to weave. It took several weeks (7) for them to complete this project. So if you plan on ever doing it, plan waaaaaaay in advance!
They first learned to weave the flower, then they painted a stick green, then measured out Plaster of Paris to put into a plastic flower pot and I hot glued the flower (plate) onto the stick.
The great thing about this project was all the practical application of math and science involved! Patterns for the weaving, measurement with the plaster and then I had a few children inquire about the process that the plaster goes from a powder (solid) to a liquid to a solid again. They also wanted to know why it got warm! So we had an awesome discussion about states of matter, and chemical and physical change!