Outdoors

Here’s a super easy, super adorable, and super fun craft for the whole family. Begins with a walk in the woods. Already a winner, right? Collect up some nicely shaped pinecones. Shake them out to get rid of any wee beasties and bring them home. If pinecones are wet theyRead More →

This is an easy and fun project to do with the kids. In our Winter Wonderland unit we encourage feeding the birds and include several different bird feeder crafts in the activities. This Frozen Fruit Ring Feeder, can add a festive flair to your bird feeder area or just addRead More →

It’s the first day of summer vacation. What to do, what to do? Best answer… EVERYTHING. Michelle and the wee ones came over yesterday after lunch, and a couple of their friends soon joined. There was plenty of running around outside, a very quick dip in the freezing cold pool, followedRead More →

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Mouse House? Believe it or not, I have. Although I’m not particularly partial to sharing my house with mice, I do think they are quite adorable and ponder their little lives. If I suspect mice have taken up residence in myRead More →

I am soooo excited! A few weeks ago I shared an article I wrote oh so long ago for a past blog. It was titled Unrequited Dreams and spoke of my desire the learn how to watercolor. If you haven’t read the blog and would like to, you can readRead More →

Although the thermometer never went above 36 degrees today, the fact is that our fair weather birds that winter in nice, toasty warm climates, have returned… and love is in the air! No matter what the thermometer says, birds are going to nest. So, today the girls worked on puttingRead More →

The other day we talked about Letterboxing. Today, we are sharing a project on how to make a journal that is perfect to take on your letterboxing outings. Of course, you can use the journal for anything, but we thought the natural feel, plus the use of recycled items, made it a perfect companion for our time spent onRead More →

The other day I mentioned I was going to put my new Knowmes on my autumn nature table. I had several people say they would love to see it. Actually, here’s the deal. My NATURE table is outside. We have a table outside where the children can put their findings,Read More →

Over the last couple weeks we have had our share of this nasty heat wave. We came home from the cool mountains of Vermont to sweltering heat and humidity. Of course, the heat helped ripened the all the berries a bit early and we were left to pick in theRead More →

“When I was a kid”… boy, that sounds like something your dad would start out a conversation with when he was trying to make a point of “how easy you kids got it today”, right?  Let’s try this again… “back when I was a child” (sounds better, right?) all we needed was a piece of chalk,Read More →

In this first installment of In The Good Old Summertime series I will be sharing a handful of rhymes. You will notice as we go along that I will be sharing many different rhymes. Unfortunately, today many children know few or no rhymes. It truly is a shame because learning rhymesRead More →

Welcome to “In The Good Old Summertime” at Wee Folk Art! This summer we are taking you ALL the way back to the summers of my youth… yes, back to the good old days 🙂 When I was a little girl, I use to love listening to my grandparents talk aboutRead More →

I have been a supporter of National Wildlife Federation forever. My children’s first reader materials included their magazines Your Big Backyard and Ranger Rick. Following their guidelines, our yard has been a Certified Wildlife Habitat for over 10 years. Not only do they strive to positively impact the global environment,Read More →

  After several days (or was it weeks?) of miserable heat and humidity that was making everyone cranky, the weather broke and we are now free to enjoy being outdoors again. We’ve spent hours outside in the last few days making up for lost time. Although Pixie loves being outside,Read More →