Autumn, Collage Play, Nature Play, Paper Art, Sculpture Play

Autumn Lanterns

These lanterns are fun and easy to make for children as young as two, and results in a beautiful keepsake your family can use and admire for years to come. The materials are low cost and readily available—you may even have everything you need in your home already! Autumn lanterns glowing warmly on our wood… Continue reading Autumn Lanterns

Art with Toddlers, Autumn, Nature Play, Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor and Leaf Rubbing

If you find this content useful, please consider helping keep this site ad free by making a contribution. This process based project for 2+ year olds is the perfect layered, multi day artwork for slow, cozy autumn days. It is a combination of traditional wet on wet watercolor painting and leaf rubbing. Through this engaging… Continue reading Wet on Wet Watercolor and Leaf Rubbing

Bioplastic, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play

Bioplastic Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Bioplastic creation is fun for both adults and children. It can be tricky sometimes, but you will learn through your mishaps with a bit of experimentation and perseverance. These ornaments are a great place for beginners… Continue reading Bioplastic Christmas Tree Ornaments

Bioplastic, Christmas, Nature Play, Winter

Bioplastic Christmas Tree Star

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Of all the things I’ve helped my children make from Bioplastic, this is probably my favorite. It will be a cherished item we enjoy adorning our Christmas tree with year after year. Since our tree star… Continue reading Bioplastic Christmas Tree Star

Bioplastic, Christmas, Nature Play, Recipes, Winter

Raspberry Bioplastic Christmas Flowers

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that bio plastic is one of my FAVORITE magical mediums to explore with little artists. This holiday season, we gave our favorite recipe a festive… Continue reading Raspberry Bioplastic Christmas Flowers

Christmas, Clay Play, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Painting Objects

Make Snow Dipped Pinecones for Holiday Crafting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This time of year I always get sad seeing all of the plastic Christmas decor for sale everywhere. Much of that waste can be created by YOU, more beautifully, sustainably and cost effectively in your own… Continue reading Make Snow Dipped Pinecones for Holiday Crafting

Autumn, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play

Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Dried orange slices are so pretty, fragrant, eco-friendly and fun to make around the holidays. You can use them to adorn gifts, as part of bouquets to give as host gifts and garlands to decorate your… Continue reading Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

Beading, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Winter

Holiday Garlands

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Holiday garlands can take many shapes and forms. We wanted to make them with dried oranges this year, but the pom poms came into play simply because they were sitting in my studio, begging to be… Continue reading Holiday Garlands

Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Sculpture Play, Winter

Biodegradable Christmas Wreath

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. You can make your own beautiful wreath that is better for the environment AND your pocketbook. This is a fun craft the whole family will enjoy as you prepare your home for the holidays. Materials Evergreen… Continue reading Biodegradable Christmas Wreath

Autumn, Nature Play, Play Dough

Autumn Play Dough Four Ways

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Ahhh, FALL! The time of year when we can all cozy up as the weather gets cooler, feel the crunch of colorful leaves under our feet, and put pumpkin spice in everything—including play dough! In reality,… Continue reading Autumn Play Dough Four Ways