Wild Flower Art
This project is a great way to get everyone outside exploring and being creative. Go for a walk to find wild flowers and then use the ideas presented by Becky on Fakin’ It for using them to create a work …

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Paper Bag Exploring Journals
Next time you are planning a nature hike, consider having everyone make one of these journals to record what they see. I love the rustic look of this paper bag journal, which is accomplished by crumpling the paper bag up …

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DIY Painted Walking Sticks
Next time you go camping with the kids, bring along some paint, brushes, and Mod Podge or clear acrylic sealer. Those are all the supplies you need to make your own colorful walking sticks. If you make them the first …

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Let’s Make a Terrarium
A few days ago I shared a tutorial to help you make a fairy house with your kids. I think this amazing mossy terrarium would go along well with it. Donni, from The Magic Onion, shows you step-by-step how …

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Make a Fairy House
Today is International Fairy Day so I thought it would be a great excuse to have the kids make their own miniature fairy house and garden. This is a great tutorial because most I have seen online are more geared

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Helicopter Seed Dragonfly Craft
Next time you have the kids out for a walk, look for the supplies needed to make this adorable dragonfly craft. From nature, you will need a couple ‘helicopter’ seeds from a maple tree and a twig. From your craft …

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Plaster of Paris Sand Prints
If you are headed to the beach anytime soon, you might want to grab some craft supplies to take with you. Read through this tutorial and learn how Jen from Balancing Beauty & Bedlam and her family created unique souvenirs …

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Make Animal Tracks
You do not need to be planning a trip to a sandy beach to try out this fun activity. It can just as easily be done in a sandbox or at a playground that has sand. Follow along with Arianne’s …

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7 science lessons with free printables

 

 

Budding scientists will love learning about the world around them with these 7 great science lessons, complete with free printables.  Kids will enjoy learning about the basics of the scientific method, the life cycles of plants and insects, …

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Spring Flower Sensory Bottle
If your yard is like mine and overgrown with dandelions, discover how you can use them to entertain your little ones. You can encourage your kids to help you pick all of the dandelions in your yard and then show …

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Make Light Catchers
This is such a creative experiment shared by Arianne from Still Parenting. She came up with this project to encourage her kids to explore nature during the winter months, but I am sharing it now because it is an …

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Egg Heads with Grass Hair

If you want to plant something that will grow fast and also provide fun for the kids beyond the actual planting, one of these egg heads is perfect.

Have the kids draw a face on an empty egg shell, fill …

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Spring in a Bottle
Have you started planting in your garden yet? Even if it is too cold to plant where you live, you can get your hands dirty and get some seeds started. Follow these suggestions and tips and you will have plants …

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First Day of Spring
If you are going to be cleaning out your craft room or cupboard as a part of your spring cleaning routine, you can donate any unwanted yarn to the birds. Fill an empty suet feeder full of small pieces of …

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DIY-musical-pan-flutes

If you are lucky enough ( like Squigglemum.coms) to have Bamboo growing in your backyard then you can make these flutes with the minimal of ease. What better way to teach the kids about instrument making than creating something …

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