It’s planting season here in Portland! What better way to teach kids to nurture living things, protect the environment and learn about food production than by gardening? Here are some activities that will help you and your kiddos celebrate the beginning of Spring, spark scientific curiosity and get crafty in the garden!
Looking for a creative way to pot your plants? Sculptamold is a fun material to work with and it makes great, unique plant pots.
I love having plants around the house, but I’m surrounded by trees so I don’t get much sun. I had a fake plant that needed a little love, so I decided to give it a fun, natural looking planter. I had so much fun making that one, I decided to do another.
This week is one of the busiest of the year in our household, with holiday preparations, extended family visiting, and kids off from school. Especially with the extreme rain we’ve been having here in Portland it’s easy to feel cooped up with crazy. It’s times like these crafting with the family is not only fun, but necessary.
I love how focused the little ones get when they work on beading or lacing activities. Here’s a great beading craft for the holidays. These make great decorations on the tree or hanging in your wintry window display.
Bring some retro charm to your Christmas home this year with this whimsical paper clay snowman. Follow the directions to make your own, one-of-a-kind, cheerful and glittery winter friend that stands nearly 18-inches high.
I love everything about fall – pumpkin carving and hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon and apples, the approaching holidays, and of course fall foliage. The color palette of autumn is my favorite: oranges, golden yellow, pinks and reds. The only bad part is how quickly the leaves fall and need to be raked and collected. Here are some fall leaf crafts to help you and your kids create with and keep some of those beautiful leaves.
This first craft can be made with store bought silk leaves, if you happen to live in a place that doesn’t have many deciduous trees this is a great way to celebrate autumn leaves anyway!
Halloween is less than two weeks away. I just bought some pumpkins to decorate with the kiddos, and I’m gathering supplies for other spooky crafts we can do to prepare for and celebrate Halloween. Here are some tutorials for kid friendly Halloween Decor to welcome party guests and trick-or-treaters to your own haunted house!
Light up your windows and mantels with these glowing jack-o-lantern faces.