How to Make Paper Bag Mushroom Valentines

How to Make Paper Bag Mushroom Valentines

I love Valentine’s Day – yes I said it! Growing up my mom always made this time of year special, we baked, went on a heart nature walk, and hand made valentines for family and friends. For us it was always about showing our love for the...
Hapa-Zome: The Art of Pounding Flowers

Hapa-Zome: The Art of Pounding Flowers

My daughter loves art and smashing things (yep), so I have wanted to try hapa-zome with her for a long time. The term means “leaf-dye” in Japanese, and was coined by India Flint, author of Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful...
Making Snow Mandalas

Making Snow Mandalas

I have to admit, I get a little anxious for Spring this time of year. To center myself and stay in the moment, I decided to embrace what’s left of the season by making snow mandalas! We tapped the maple trees and temperatures look like they are going to be...
How To Make Indian Corn Necklaces

How To Make Indian Corn Necklaces

Around this time of year, our pumpkins and bunches of Indian corn get traded out like an old pair of shoes. Instead of watching them sadly melt away in the rain, I was determined to do something useful with these little guys. The pumpkins got turned...
How to Make Exploding Spring Eggs

How to Make Exploding Spring Eggs

The warm weather is coming, and the spring egg crafts are multiplying like rabbits! Here is one that just might surprise and burst open along with the kids this season. This activity was designed specifically with The Wilder Child Book Club’s March featured...
How to Make Nature-Inspired Valentines

How to Make Nature-Inspired Valentines

Nature and Valentines Day, what a lovely combination! The entire month of February, I’m hoping to spread the warm fuzzies, starting with these nature-inspired valentines. We had a great time gathering natural items for this project, and they are a...