Gentle, non-stinging Mason bees are a bit smaller than a honeybee, and are great pollinators for your garden. Each one visits as many as 1000 blooms per day — 20 times as many as a honeybee! Hang your bee hotel where it will get morning sun and attract mason bees. The female bees will lay their eggs in the tubes. This is a great project to get the whole family involved in creating, and a fun project for kids to observe in the summer months.
Welcome the fairies to your garden with a cute and crafty home made with recycled materials! Leave the roof open so kids can play with it as a real house, leave treats for the fairies that come to visit, or even store treasures this summer!
Fairies are kind of a big deal. I heard a story once about Fairy Specialists needing to be contacted while a road was being built in Iceland because it would have interfered with a fairy home. No joke. Plus they make the perfect fantasy world to keep your kiddos occupied for hours! So I’ve put together a couple of fun, fairy-themed crafts. Enjoy!
My mom and stepdad moved to a beautiful new house almost a year ago. She’d had this potted tree that had made moves with her for almost twenty years, to different houses in the same state, to a house with a newly formed family, and even a house across the country. It had been in my home growing up, no matter where we lived, since I could remember. Then, she moved to this gorgeous house surrounded by nature in the middle of the woods…and it killed her plant. The dumb “softened” water at her house killed her plant. It made me so sad to hear that our beloved family tree had died.