Make your own set of gender-neutral, diverse peg dolls! An easy DIY for inclusive small world play.

Make: DIY Multicultural Peg Dolls

My ever-growing library of small world play accessories received a huge upgrade this week in the form of a DIY’ed community of multicultural peg doll friends. Though the project was a quick one for me to make on my own,…

A set of DIY gender-neutral, multicultural peg dolls
This DIY cardboard unfolds to reveal a secret garden! A wonderful spring or summer art project for kids that can be used for a small world play backdrop. | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard Fold-Out Secret Garden

Spring…can you hear it coming? Deep underneath the melting snow things are beginning to happen. Every “cheep” of the sparrows and “hey, sweetie!” of the chickadees has me daydreaming of lush green secret gardens. Since we have to wait a…

This DIY cardboard craft unfolds to reveal a secret garden! A wonderful spring or summer art project for kids that can be used for a small world play backdrop. | via barley & birch
Make a modern, minimal winter village from collaged scraps and cardboard! A lovely holiday arts and crafts project for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: A Modern Mini Cardboard Holiday Village

Oh, the magic of MINI! I have a mantel that was desperate for some decoration, so after work the other night, I grabbed the nearest supply (cardboard boxes, of course) and started cutting. 45 minutes later, I had the first…

Make a modern, minimal winter village from collaged scraps and cardboard! A lovely holiday arts and crafts project for kids. | via barley & birch
Design your own adorable food truck with cardboard, paper and recycled bits and pieces - a creative kids art project! | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Food Trucks

One of my absolute favorite parts of summer in the city? Gathering up a group of friends and hitting up the food truck party down the street for some twilight tacos, fantastic falafel, and (of course) a waffle or two…

Design your own adorable food truck with cardboard, paper and recycled bits and pieces - a creative kids art project! | via barley & birch
This foldout cardboard city landscape book is an art project and reusable play backdrop all in one! | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard City Landscape Book

Open the pages of this oversized book, and a big, bold colorful foldout city is revealed! Made entirely of cardboard and paper, you don’t need anything more than scrap cardboard, colorful construction paper, scissors, and a glue stick to make…

This oversized DIY cardboard book opens to create a bright and bold colorful city backdrop for imaginative play! | via barley & birch
These colorful spring-themed castle inspired by artist Theresa Burga are a deliciously fun invitation to create and build for kids! | barley & birch for ART CAMP

Make: Stacking Collage Cardboard Castles for ART CAMP

Stand back, because we’re turning the whimsy up to 10 today. For the last few weeks, I’ve kept a fun secret, and am SO, SO thrilled to announce that we’ve joined a fabulously gifted group of lovelies over at ART CAMP…

These colorful spring-themed castle inspired by artist Theresa Burga are a deliciously fun invitation to create and build for kids! | barley & birch for ART CAMP