I ADORE THIS BOOK. The illustrations are, in a word, ballin'. I cannot wait to buy Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
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If you can find styrofoam balls you could make them into fun sculptures by just gluing them on and painting it (for some reason all I can really think of right now is getting a large ball and gluing a bunch all over it then painting it yellow or orange to look like a star or a sun). If you like making miniatures, you could use them as miniature table legs on a piece of cardboard, etc, or use them as the base for doll-sized duffel bags. You could use the caps to make costume goggles , or a homemade game of checkers with the lids and a flat piece of cardboard (like a pizza box?), or glue a magnet to the back of each lid and make a fun collection of fridge magnets. I'm on a roll here, if I think of more usages I'll post again! Good luck!
You could sculpt snails or other creatures. I use some of CO&K's how-tos, like these, to give me ideas:
Extrapolate from this how-to to make Snails:
I don't know how whimsical you want your garden to be, but if you want a fun budget project then you could always try this: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fairy_house