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This upcycled DIY shoebox trunk for kids hides a whole kids nature explorer kit! Make your own with recycled supplies. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Nature Explorer Kit (from a Shoebox!)

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I’m not sure whether it’s the cozy, colorful beauty of autumn or the knowledge that winter’s cold will be blowing in soon, but I could happily spend the…

DIY leaf stick puppets made with paper scraps and nature supplies! | via barley & birch

Make: Paper Leaf Stick Puppets for Fall

Our yard is chock-a-block full of bright yellow maple, elm, and ash leaves, and our art table is awash in autumn-inspired leaf projects (have you seen our autumn-leaf-inspired magic wands or leaf-matching flipbook yet??). The other thing we happen to…

Our cardboard DIY fall leaf match flip book is a fun way for kids to practice shape recognition while learning about positive and negative space. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Fall Leaf-Matching Flipbook

With fall in full swing, we’re exploring new uses for our free printable leaf activity kit this week! To compliment our leaf-themed art projects (check out our autumn magic paper leaf wands and funny face paper leaf stick puppets) we…

Make magic paper leaf wands with simple art supplies and our free printable leaf activity kit! | via barley & birch

Make: Autumn Magic Paper Leaf Wands

There’s just something about autumn that’s pure…magic, isn’t there? This week we’re bringing fall to life indoors from the comfort of our warm, cozy craft table with the help of our free printable leaf activity kit. From mini nature shrines…

Make DIY moon sand for a fun sensory play experience that's like a day at the beach! | via barley & birch

Make: DIY Moon Sand for At-Home Beach Play

You might have seen this referred to as moon dough, cloud dough, sand dough, or kinetic sand…whatever you call it, this smushy sensory moon sand is a tactile delight, incredibly easy to make, and feels like a trip to the…

DIY colored rice is so simple to make and wonderful for toddler sensory play, color-matching games, and more! | via barley & birch

Make: DIY Colored Rice for Sensory Play

One of my earlier memories from when I was a kid, was that my preschool class had 2 sensory bins of dried noodles and dried beans that I loved. There were tools in the bin to gather, scoop, and separate.…