I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
After we "did" crickets and dragonflies, we covered damselflies. Our little class was lucky enough to see a tiny, bright red damselfly outside on one of our first days of co-op. We made damselflies out of wire, beads and pipe cleaners. I thought they turned out really well. Tutorial to come.
We made fall leaves out of polymer clay the same day. Painting them with gold paint takes immense concentration. (above) This is a really great fall craft that is fun to take home and keep. They are pretty successful for most any age, and make a nice introduction to clay work. I made this up a few years ago for my co-op art classes, and it is "pinned" many times on Pinterest. Here are instructions.