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Make your own holiday flowers

ENCINITAS — Make your own decorative poinsettias and learn how the poinsettia was cultivated, from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive.Learn about Encinitas’ own Ecke Ranch and how the Ecke family made the poinsettia flower a Christmas icon all over the world. Then create poinsettia holiday decorations for your tree and your home that are suitable for all ages. Make a construction paper poinsettia, a “stained-glass” poinsettia, a tissue-paper poinsettias or pipe-cleaner poinsettias.

The museum’s exhibits will be open during the activity times with docents to guide you through the history of San Dieguito. For more information visit the museum’s web site at or call the museum office at (760) 632-9711.