Hobbies: ’Shrooms with a view offer backyard fun

FamilyFun magazine

September is National Mushroom Month! To celebrate, make these fanciful caps you can plant in a garden, flowerpot or even your lawn.

To make one, place a plastic Easter egg half, curved side down, in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil (ours was 10 by 12 inches). While holding the end of a bamboo skewer in the center, scrunch the foil around the egg half, then crumple the rest of the foil around the skewer to form a thick stem. Leave several inches of the skewer sticking out from the bottom of the stem to insert in the ground. Paint the cap with acrylic paint and let it dry before planting.