Amy has been making all sorts of art and crafts since childhood but she really got into designing crafts when she began running a crafting booth at the local farmers market. Amy now runs a blog The EcoCrafter where she draws from her experience crafting with hundreds of families to make fun low and no waste crafts. She believes crafting is a great family pastime and includes tips to adapt her crafts to include the whole family.
Painting with toy cars is a fun way to get preschoolers engaged in art. It is easy to set up and uses easy-to-find supplies. Painter’s tape is used to block off parts to the card so that when it is removed you are left with crisp lines that make the abstract painting look super professional.
Whether you make a card, a journal, or just a painting, this craft is sure to get little ones creating and leave you with a nice piece of abstract art.
Moss gardens are a unique and easy houseplant. Moss is such a cool plant that many of us are not too familiar with. Making a moss garden lets you connect with nature and express your creativity while designing your garden with fun extras like shells and sea glass.
These striped and plaid tie die t-shirt are a nice change from the psychedelic tie dye that you often see. The regularity of the pattern mixed with the imperfect nature of tie dye makes for a unique look.
Take your tie-dye skills beyond the basic scrunch with this easy-to-make sunburst pattern. It looks impressive but is super easy to make. So grab a stained t-shirt or get a new one and add some color with this tie-dye sunburst.
The dye application for this design is really easy and allows for sloppy application without ruining the results. It also used Rit dyes which are non-toxic and easy to use making this a fun family project.
Recycled shrinky dinks are one of the best and easiest recycled crafts out there. They are made from #6 plastic and permanent markers, both items that can be found in most households.
With this shrinky dink project, you will learn how to make an anatomically correct heart charm. Although it may seem somewhat morbid to some, to me the image of a real heart conveys science and love at the same time. Teach kids about reducing waste and anatomy at the same time.
Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors that can be arranged to make them look even more perfect. But of course, the plant itself is only part of the beauty. The pot they are planted in can make or break the look. Here are 5 DIY planters to give your houseplants that extra something to get them to really pop.
Eco-printing is a beautiful way to create wonderful decorative paper from natural items. It creates unique textures and patterns that make great cards, notebook covers, notepaper, art journal accents, and scrape book embellishments. But diving into eco-printing can be a daunting endeavour with a wide range of techniques to learn and supplies needed.