Orchids grow on tree trunks in the understory. They grow in a variety of patterns, colors and sizes. Orchids grow well in the Amazon rainforest because of the warm humid climate. The kids were encouraged to create their own orchid using, a soufflé cup, tissue paper, and pipe cleaner. I happened to have a blooming orchid in the house for the kids to see in real life to help them use their imaginations to create their own. We were so busy creating I did not take many pictures but the results were fantastic!