Eco-Friendly Crafts

Design your very own Halloween home with this mix and match haunted house printable kit! | via barley & birch

Make: A Mix and Match DIY Haunted House

Do you have a favorite Halloween book from your childhood? I was an illustration-obsessed kid, and some of my very favorite books were the ones that included fantastical cutaways. Like opening a doll’s house, cutaways illustrate what’s happening *inside* a…

A pair of our black cat paper bag luminaries lit with flameless tea lights

Make: Black Cat Paper Bag Luminaries

2 weeks to Halloween and dusk already comes too early. Boo! We needed a little something to light up the nights, and these DIY black cat luminaries are just what the mad doctor ordered. Press play on the video below…

Design your own pair of witch or warlock boots with this creative mixed media Halloween art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Witch and Warlock Boots on A Broomstick

Witches and warlocks – they’re just like the rest of us. After a long day of casting spells and summoning spirits, they just want to hang up their brooms, peel off their boots, and stretch those warty little tootsies. Invite…

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…