Halloween

Make your own topiary art in the style of Edward Scissorhands - a fun paper craft for kids!

Make: Edward Scissorhands Topiary Paper Art!

One of my favorite October movies also happens to be one of the most unlikely Halloween movie family classics ever! Almost everything about Edward Scissorhands is just a little….peculiar. The setting, the characters, the story, the hairstyles – and of…

DIY Ecto-Cooler with a cute dress-up ghost sticker printable! Perfect for a kids Halloween party!

Drink: DIY Ecto-Cooler

I have vivid childhood memories of sipping on Hi-C Ecto-Cooler juice boxes and tossing back Capri Suns. With our 90s week coming to an end, I thought I’d combine the look and flavors of my favorite 90’s bevvy to create one ultimate…

Make a lion mask fit for a king with simple supplies! A most regal DIY no-sew costume for kids.

Make: A DIY Upcycled No-Sew Lion Costume

“Oh I just can’t WAIT to be King…”A little bit of Sub-Saharan magic happened over here this morning. From the simplest of supplies, bright colors and bold shapes took form, and a king (or queen!) of the jungle emerged!  I…

Kids will have a total blast crafting 3 pairs of bodacious 80's-inspired sunglasses out of an upcycled cereal box and paint! Free templates included.

Make: DIY 80s Shutter Shades

Grab your shutter shades…we’re headed back to the future! In case you missed it, we’re spending a whole week crafting to the 80s with some friends (you can check out the entire post list of 80s crafts here) and having…

Adorable free printable Halloween coloring pages in a mini-size. A perfect sugar-free Trick-or-Treat or classroom favor!

Freebie: Mini Halloween Coloring Books

October – one of my VERY favorite seasons! The highs have dipped down into the 50’s, we had our first frost, the leaves are finally changing colors and I have pulled out ALL my October favorites. Of course, all the…

barley and birch - 2016 - The Best Y Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family

Discover: 30 Quick DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

October has arrived and it’s almost time to costume up the kids and get out for trick-or-treating! But, it doesn’t have to take tons of time, supplies, a sewing machine, or expensive shopping trips to have the best costumes on the block. We…

Make Halloween a family affair with our collection of DIY family costumes favorites (organized by theme!) | via barley & birch

Discover: Our Halloween DIY Family Costume Favorites

It’s that time of year again…! If you’re already breaking out into a candy-coated sweat trying to conjure up ideas for this years’ Instagram-worthy kid Halloween costume (let alone one for everyone in the family) you’re in for a seasonal…