Use up scrap supplies to make this chill pool art for creative summer fun with kids! | from barley & birch

Make: Paper Pool Art with Scrap Supplies

We’re having a scrap art pool party, and YOU’RE invited! Don’t you want to just dive right into our vibrant pool art?! This summer art project is full of simple little visual art tricks that make the most of scrap…

Use up scrap supplies to make this chill pool art that invites kids to design every delicious detail of their dream summer pool party. | from barley & birch
Use simple scrap supplies to make these cardboard secret message sailboats! A visual language exercise and upcycled summer craft for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: Secret Message Cardboard Sailboats

Ahoy loveys! It may be dipping into negative degrees outside, but indoors we’re celebrating picture-perfect regatta weather. Yes, this Valentine’s Day we have blue skies, a fair wind, and following seas for the 1st Annual Cupid’s Cup. Super-sleuth sailors may…

Use simple scrap supplies to make these cardboard secret message sailboats! A visual language exercise and upcycled summer craft for kids. | via barley & birch
Make an adorably simple DIY gingerbread play bakery out of felt or cardboard! This is a wonderful pretend play activity for kids that also helps to develop fine motor skills. | via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Gingerbread Bakery for Pretend Play

Oh snap, we’ve gone gingerbread crazy! Over the weekend I made a pair of gingerbread softies, and while playing with the felt and patterns, it dawned on me that the thick felt was perfectly-suited for some real-life-sized play gingerbread cookies.…

Make an adorably simple DIY gingerbread play bakery out of felt or cardboard! This is a wonderful pretend play activity for kids that also helps to develop fine motor skills. | via barley & birch
These adorable felt DIY beach ball softies make a cute and easy summer sewing project for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: Simple DIY Beach Ball Softies

In honor of this year’s July Sew a Softie Challenge, we’ve made a bouncy set of simple beach ball softies! The shapes are easy to cut out, color combinations are endless, and the whole project is simple enough for kids…

These adorable felt DIY beach ball softies make a cute and easy summer sewing project for kids! | via barley & birch
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…

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