Kids Crafting

Salt dough is one of the basic crafting supplies we always have on hand. It is easy to make, no cooking, is inexpensive, and when dry, is quite hard and durable. We have some salt dough pumpkins in our gnome home that are 10 years old! Also, if stored inRead More →

This Soft Toy Butterfly Sewing Pattern was designed by Fairy and Pixie. It is an easy to make sewing project, perfect for the beginning sewer. It can be made out of fleece fabric or wool felt.     Toy Butterfly Sewing Pattern Materials: Fleece or Wool Felt Fabric Embroidery Floss FiberRead More →

Today we are going to learn how to make these traditional tied friendship bracelets. Food Allergy Awareness Friendship Bracelet Project Making these Friendship Bracelets was actually a homework assignment for Fairy. It didn’t dawn on me that I should blog about it until after we had completed several of theseRead More →

I have been fascinated with the Russian Rag Dolls for a long time now. I have been collecting information about them, pouring over You Tube videos and websites that give basic instructions for making the dolls. Like any other craft, you begin to see a great diversification. I am especiallyRead More →

Last year I shared a post on Painted and Woven Stick Branches. You can read all about it HERE. In that post I included titillating facts on how to collect and paint branches. Okay, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out, but I also includedRead More →

As part of our updated Puddles and Ponds summer unit, we made these mini rain sticks using recycled materials. For this project we wanted to come up with a kid-friendly way of making a rain stick that did not involve hammering nails or poking sharp objects into the tube. WeRead More →

What does an artist look like? She looks like this and this and this. Pixie sculpted her own bird after seeing my Paper Clay Totem. May we always endeavor to see the artist in all of our children and encourage their creative pursuits. Here is an excerpt from the classic noveletteRead More →

Before beginning this project make sure you check out some real turtles. If you are lucky enough to spy one on a nature walk, make sure to get a photo if the wee creature is willing to stand still long enough. If you don’t happen upon a turtle share books aboutRead More →

The last project I needed to finish up, for the updated Spring Bs homeschool unit, were these super easy to make sock bunnies. I completed them two different ways for different age/skill levels. The tall blue bunny was completed without any sewing, whereas the smaller polk-a-dot bunny does require a needle andRead More →

Although not quite as lovely smelling as the real thing, these beeswax modeled rose buds do have a sweet smell all their own. We have scheduled working with modeling beeswax as one of our projects in  the Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit. To completed this project you will need a set ofRead More →