Making a difference through creative play


Raising the next generation of world-changers means raising kids who think creatively, understand the power of their individual voice, and develop a deep connection with nature, the arts & their community. With that in mind, we are working on broadening our commitment to kids, families, and our shared world.



Amanda Eldridge 

Owner and Creative Director

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community.

When not tinkering with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

Amanda’s creative projects for kids have been featured by, Parade Magazine, Guidepost Montessori, Red Ted Art, hello, Wonderful, Handmade Charlotte, The Spruce Crafts and more! If you’re interested in collaborations, you can reach Amanda via email at [email protected]

This bold modern art project for kids deconstructs rainbows to create bright & colorful collages inspired by Frank Stella