Nature-Based Play

Our DIY felt fall counting tree with leaf arrangements sitting on a white background

Make: A DIY Felt Color & Counting Tree

There is a kaleidoscope of colors outside my window right now that is SO gorgeous! I just want to bottle the color up and keep it forever. I love finding new ways to bring the outside in, especially in fall…

Our DIY flameless camp lantern sitting in front of a peach-colored backdrop

Make: A Recycled DIY Lantern for Kids

Ahh, summer nights….don’t ever end! I’m already getting nostalgic over our long summer nights fading into fall, making way for chilly autumn mornings. The hum of cicadas and heavy, slow air makes it hard to leave the porch at night…

This fun and easy printmaking project for kids uses hammered flowers and leaves to create naturally colorful process art!

Make: Hammered Nature Process Art for Kids

I’m currently slightly obsessed with finding interesting ways to experiment with natural pigments and the creation of art from nature.  Today was a picture-perfect spring day, so I wandered around the yard gathering colorful leaves, flower stems, and loose petals (the…

Enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, open-ended art, bright colors, and bunnies and chicks, with this fun kids spring DIY! A great nature-inspired Easter craft for kids. | via barley & birch

Freebie: Bunny & Chick Spring Twig Trees

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…

These DIY tissue paper and twig flowers are a beautiful way to brighten up a room, and a fun nature-inspired craft to celebrate an early spring! | via barley & birch

Make: Tissue Paper & Twig Spring Flowers

Can I interest anyone in an early spring…? When the cold has worn out it’s welcome, but flowers are still seeds sleeping deep down underground, grab a stick and some tissue paper and make it work!  Just a few long messy…