I cooked some yummy stuffed acorn squash for dinner
the other night as when I cut off the tops of the squash,
I thought they looked just like a flower stamp,
handle included! So I had my four year old help
with a 'project' while I was finishing up dinner.
I pulled out a few paint bottles, squirted them onto
a paper plate and stood him at the counter so I could
help, if needed.
We found that spinning the tops in the paint
got the most coverage and then gently placing them
onto the paper, pushing down each petal from the
unpainted top of the squash,
to disperse the paint evenly. The result, a perfectly
imperfect flower! One of the stems fell off of another
squash when I cut off the top and it was the perfect
center to the flowers!
A beautiful bouquet indeed...and then my little man
had fun using up the rest of the paint on a separate
sheet of paper, lol!