The project should easily be accomplished by ages 4 and up with help from a parent or guardian.


30 min - 45 min + time for materials to dry

Our project this week, is about a special friendship of Lubna, a girl whose refugee family had lived in the world of tents, and her special friend, Pebble. Let’s read the book Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour together and create a camping night project using real plants and flowers this time.


Learn about Refugee community and friendships from the book Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour.

Listen to the book

Art Materials Needed
Art Materials Needed
  • Dark and bright construction paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Plant and flowers
  • Chalk/pastels
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen/marker
Project Instructions

  1. Dry out your plants by Laying them flat on a piece of paper/tissue paper and then place them in the middle of a book.
  2. Place the book that has your flowers still insides, inbetween other books and heavy objects to create pressure. Leave your flowers there for 3 - 7 days to help press and dry your flowers.
  3. Pick a dark colored piece of paper to be your background.
  4. Then pick out a brighter colored piece of paper and cut out two triangles.
  5. Cut a slit half way up the middle of the triangles
  6. Fold the slits towards the edge of the treiangles to create the flaps of your tents.
  7. Then using a different colored piece of paper cut out two squares and glue them to the back of your tents. 
  8. Then glue the whole back side of your tent with the square attached and place on your background. 
  9. Draw a friend's smiley face on the inside of the tent.
  10. Glue on the dried plants/leaves/flowers onto your paper.
  11. Use chalk/pastels to draw a night sky above your tents.
  12. And there you have it, all thats left now is to display your project!