Small World Play

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…

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…

Recycle some cardboard and explore simple building with these little love shack art projects for kids | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Love Shacks

‘Tis the season of luuuuv and have I got a sweetly spontaneous recycled art project for you today! These little recycled cardboard love shacks are an artful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and don’t require more than a few ordinary…

Create an easy Christmas countdown with this adorable DIY pine tree lot scene! | via barley & birch

Make: A Mini Pine Tree Farm Holiday Sensory Activity

A little more than a month to Christmas and I’ve been hoarding advent calendar inspiration! I’m rarely organized enough to get 25 little gifts together for so many of the cute advent calendars I lust over on Pinterest, so I…

Use recycled cardboard, household supplies and scraps to make the cutest DIY toadstool gnome home!

Make: A Cardboard Toadstool DIY Gnome Home

Earlier this week we made a simple set of DIY bean bag gnomes, and we’ve had so much fun with them, it only seemed appropriate to build them a cozy little gnome home! I’m preparing for a big move and am…

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

These adorable bean bag DIY gnome softies are a simple project for sewing beginners – a fun craft for kids and the cutest handmade gifts for woodland forest small-world play. I was walking the dog last night when a couple…

Use an egg carton and a baby food jar lid to make a simple floating whale! So easy and perfect for water sensory bins, ocean learning or small worlds! | via barley & birch

Make: An Egg Carton Whale that Floats!

Earlier this week we made a set of recycled egg carton ducklings and shared a little trick to help make them float (!!!). They were such an incredible hit, that we decided to use up the stack of egg cartons we…