Whether you’re experiencing the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in Portland or the strangely chilly weather in the NE these bright tie dye crafts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Traditional tie dye can be kind of messy so I’d recommend a warm day in the backyard for those projects, but the Sharpie tie dye experiments and the tie dye clay can definitely be indoor activities as well. I hope you enjoy these Tie Dye favorites!
Clay is fun and easy to work with for kids and adults. The bright mix of colors is fun to create and use to decorate clay pots and coasters. These would also make great gifts for teachers and grandparents!
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!
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.
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.
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.