Nature Crafts

  • Shimmery Snowflakes

    December 12, 2014

    Another fun winter craft for you and your lil ones…SHIMMERY SNOWFLAKES! I love “winter” crafts because they can stay up to decorate our house a couple months longer than the “Christmas” ones. Plus, it’s nice to share ideas that everyone¬†can do this time of year, not just families that celebrate Christmas.   I first saw similar snowflakes ...

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  • DIY Semisoft Honeysuckle Soap

    December 5, 2014

    I have to start by telling you that I’m not a fan of smelly soaps, smelly candles. I don’t even own perfume. This honeysuckle soap is perfect though…its mild smell reminds me of childhood summers, playing outside in the woods, drinking the lil drops of honeysuckle nectar pretending it was a real treat. Just about ...

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  • No-Bake Acorn Treats

    November 25, 2014

    I’ve been making these ACORN TREATS for Thanksgiving for a few years now. I wish I remembered the source where I originally saw them to give the right person credit…somewhere on this big internet universe! I usually pack my ACORN TREATS into little jars and give them away to family and friends on Thanksgiving day. ...

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  • Scavenger Hunt

    November 12, 2014

    SCAVENGER HUNTS are lots of fun for kids (and adults) of all ages! They only take a couple minutes to throw together and can be done just about anywhere…outside on a beautiful day, inside on a rainy day, in your backyard, on a walk around town, at an art museum or the grocery store. At ...

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  • The Best Pumpkin Seed Recipe Ever!

    November 5, 2014

    Store-bought pumpkin seeds don’t even compare to freshly roasted ones made right in your own home! This year I think I made ours too¬†good…they barely lasted a weekend, most didn’t even make it out of the pan and into a serving bowl before they were devoured! I know Halloween is over, but you may have ...

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  • Leaf “Glitter” Art

    October 28, 2014

    As the girls and I were crunching our way through leaves this week, this leaf “glitter” project came to mind. The leaves in our neighborhood are changing yet again…this time from their vibrant reds and oranges to dried-up, crunchy browns. No fear though, we can get one more craft out them! Materials Needed: crunchy leaves paper (look in ...

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  • Pumpkin Seed Necklaces

    October 26, 2014

    There’s a lot of pumpkin carving going on this week, so I thought I’d hurry and get this one out there! Have you ever turned your pumpkin seeds into jewelry? The key to stringing pumpkin seeds with ease is to make sure that they’re fresh…no baked or thoroughly dried pumpkin seeds here! This year we ...

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  • Pine Cone Flowers

    October 23, 2014

    Have I mentioned before how much I love Fall?! So many things to find and create with…like these mini-pine cones! I’ve been thinking of making “pine cone flowers” for months now, and when L and I found these miniature ones it was a done deal. Materials needed: miniature pine cones twigs (the more lil knobs and branches the ...

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  • Water Lens

    October 22, 2014

    I don’t know a kid (or an adult) who doesn’t love playing with a magnifying glass. They’re just mesmerizing! The “water lens” experiment is such a fun activity that allows kids to not only play with a magnifying glass, but it shows kids how to make one too. So much discovering going on here! Materials needed: a ...

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  • Leaf Prints…Pillowcases and T-Shirts

    October 19, 2014

    Ever since we put up L’s “big girl bed” a couple months ago I’ve been looking for the perfect pillow sham. I finally decided, “Why not just make one!?” And that’s exactly what we did today! I love the outcome…it turned out even better than I imagined it would! The pillow cover will last for ...

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