Create some magical little fairy houses to add a touch of whimsy to your yard or garden this spring. These simple houses are a fun addition to a fairy garden, and are simple enough to make with the kids. Make one, or make a whole village to place among the flowers!
With spring in full swing, I’m looking for any excuse to spend time in the beautiful weather. But I’m always looking for more time to spend crafting. This collection of crafts using products found in nature is the perfect solution. Spend some time outside gathering materials and create something beautiful!
This wreath screams springtime for me with these flowers made from painted pinecones. In the northwest, we have plenty of these around any time of the year, it’s just a matter of going out for a fun walk.
Spring is a great time to explore outdoors with the little ones. What changes do they notice in their environment, at the park, even in their own backyards? How has the change in weather affected the places we visit? Are there more ponds or vernal pools (small seasonal ponds) at the park? Do you hear frogs chirping after sundown and can you spot jelly-like globs of frog eggs or even little tadpoles during the day? Let’s see what we can learn about a Frog’s World! Here are some arts and crafts ideas to go along with nature walks, and books about frogs and other amphibians in our environment.
I recall making origami frogs when I was a kid. Origami was one of my favorite crafts as a school aged kiddo. These are especially fun because they actually jump.
Spring is here and its time to welcome back the birds and other wild creatures that migrated south or have been hibernating. The first week of spring is a great time to teach about wildlife habitats (including your own backyard!) and the different ways that animals cope with winter and celebrate spring. Here are some bird themed crafts to go along with your discussions and reading about birds this season.
This brightly painted bird house and wind chime would make a beautiful addition to your backyard bird habitat.
Spring is in the air, and right when the weather starts to warm up, I’m always thinking about a potential garden. I picture something form out of a storybook, but I never really have the time, energy, or money to pull off something that spectacular. Here are some great DIY ways to step up your garden game without breaking the bank.