Tag Archives: Outdoor Crafts

Terra Cotta Bird Feeder

Make a hanging bird feeder with a natural look with terra cotta clay!

I’ve had a hummingbird feeder on the window by my couch for about a year now, and I love spending weekend mornings with my coffee, my knitting, and my hummingbird friends. There’s also a tree right outside my window that has tons of activity that I love to watch. I decided to bring the other birds a little closer too with this homemade bird feeder.

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Kids’ Crafts: Flower Power

Here in Portland it’s the most beautiful time of year. Everything seems to be blooming at once. I know it won’t last forever, so we’re enjoying it while it lasts; going for nature walks, playing in the backyard, and taking lots of pictures of the beautiful flowers we find. Another way for the family to preserve some of the color and texture of spring is by using real flowers in our crafts projects with the kids.

This first project is a fresh take on a pressed flower craft kids can make using fallen flowers found in the neighborhood.

Dried Pressed Flowers SuncatchersIn the Playroom

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Nature Crafts

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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!

Pinecone Wreath

Pinecone Flower Wreath

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.

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Kids’ Crafts: Welcome Back Birds!

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.

Bird House Wind Chime

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Kids’ Crafts: Ready, Set, Plant!

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.

Sculptamold Planter

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Kids’ Crafts: Fun with Stamps

When it comes to stamping the possibilities truly are endless. Whether you’re making your own stamps using everyday materials, or using favorite store bought rubber stamps, stamping on paper or linen, you and your family can create memorable keepsakes, decorate clothing, make presents or just create for the sake of creating!

This first project is a fantastic tutorial for hand stamping linen. This would make a great teen or family craft. Once you make the stamps kids can do the stamping. Everyone can decorate their own scarves with a little help from older siblings and parents.

Hand Stamped ScarfThink Crafts 

My nieces love bringing home dandelions, rocks, sticks, and other natural found objects from our nature walks. This is a great relaxing craft to do once we’re back at home cataloging our treasures.

Nature Made StampsThink Crafts

These Rolling Pin Stamps are a brilliant way to use items you have around the house to make a toddler approved craft. Perfect for creating home made wrapping paper, or themed wall art, or just enjoying stamping on a rainy afternoon.

Rolling Pin StampsThrive 360 Living

Now that autumn is here and it’s almost time to harvest those gourds and pumpkins here’s a craft to indulge in pumpkin celebration!

Pumpkin Potato PrintingGrowing a Jeweled Rose

Stamping makes the best wrapping paper, what better way to wrap a homemade craft or a housewarming gift?

Watermelon Wrapping Paper Inner Child Fun

This next tutorial is a great example of crafting with kids even when you’re out of town. What a great way to learn from the places you visit and create art from new things you find.

Art Inspiration with LeavesMommy Labs

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