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This STEAM-powered magic trick is a fun DIY art and science activity for kids - and the perfect Halloween party trick! | via barley & birch

Make: The Possessed Bone (A STEAM Magic Trick!)

While planning out our unique Halloween theme last week, I experienced a very curious occurrence. A peculiar little box appeared on my desk – seemingly out of nowhere. As soon as I slid the box open, I realized this was…

These adorable bean bag DIY gnome softies are a simple project for sewing beginners - a fun craft for kids and the cutest gifts for woodland forest play! | from barley & birch

Make: DIY Bean Bag Gnome Softies

I was walking the dog last night when a couple of dry, yellowed leaves twirled down to the ground around me and I could almost smell autumn in the air. School starts in a couple of weeks, bringing summer to…

Upcycle plastic containers to make these lovely and simple yarn-wrapped snowflake ornaments!

Make: Yarn-Wrapped Snowflake Ornaments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love the month of December – we have family birthdays, I almost always get to play in a little snow, and everything feels bathed in the warm glow of holiday…

This easy mermail and mini mailbox craft is a super fun pretend play activity for kids - free printable included! | barley & birch for hello, Wonderful

Freebie: Mer-Mail & Mini Mermaid Mailboxes

Is there anything more exciting than receiving surprise snail mail? I’m here to tell you there is, and it comes in the form of mini mail sent from the deepest depths of the deep blue sea. Ever wondered how sea…

Easy DIY mermaid charm necklaces - perfect for a mermaid party or quick sea-themed kid's craft! | via barley & birch

Make: Easy Mermaid Charm Necklaces

With August right around the corner, the temperature at a steady 90 degrees, and back-to-school musings already creeping into the conversation, I suddenly feel like I need to immerse myself in summer. I’ve been taking a couple of little water babies…

Our handmade decorated bunny and chick spring tree sitting on a table against a white wall next to an Easter basket.

Make: Bunny & Chick Spring Tree Craft for Kids

Eeeep! Spring is almost springing, and I just can’t wait a minute longer for it! It might still be in the ’40s here (with occasional snow) but I’ve already packed up my winter frocks and swapped glittery white flakes for…