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OEA – bean mosaics/collage

on September 17, 2009

We’re still on the mosaics, and you can check out what everyone else did here. (The button has changed and looks complicated so I’m waiting to be sure how it works before using it).

After I showed Froglet how to fill in a drawing he decided to do a flower (we sometimes make flowers with smarties so he knows about that already). He got frustrated with trying to get the petals in a nice circle – here is the conversation that ensued:

M: It’s much easier if you start in the middle with flowers.
F: That is how God made them.
M: Those are borlotti beans.
F: Autumn beans, because it’s turning to start to be autumn and the leaves are turning brown. This is a long long sonneblueme [sunflower].
F: Puddles and long grass and raindrops raindrops raindrops, and a long sonneblueme and some leaves that have fallen down. And lentils.

And the result:

On the left is the one his comments above refer to. The second one also has a sunflower and a rainbow (which he got me to draw for him). The small white beans are raindrops.

I should have used split peas because then I could have made pea soup. Any good recipes using dried beans? Will they germinate if I plant them?


4 responses to “OEA – bean mosaics/collage

  1. Zonnah says:

    I love it when they tell us about what they are making, too cute 🙂

  2. I like both the art and the story behind it. What a lovely project. Trying to think – German or French? Positively German 🙂

  3. growingandlearningbyleapsandbounds says:

    i love that they had a story 🙂

    you can plant them for bean plants next year depending on where you live.

    I cook dried beans all the time

    still working on the buttons sorry! 🙂

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