It’s spring and that means there are flowers and blooms all around us as the earth springs to life. Here are 10 kid friendly pressed flower crafts you can easily make at home! Pressing flowers is an easy and fun way to preserve the colors and beauty of flowers for longer than their natural life allows! Use a heavy book or a dedicated flower press to collect and save flowers and leaves with your kids, then come back and reference this post to find a variety of crafts you can make with the pressed flowers!
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I love flowers – a lot! So when I saw a reposted tiktok on Pinterest demonstrating how to make stickers with real flowers and leaves, I knew I had to figure it out for myself! Vinyl stickers are all the rage these days. My Yeti tumbler is filled with ones I love (here and here)! But these new ones are, hands-down, my favorite! Learn how to make vinyl stickers using real flowers with me!
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and while that day was originally made with lovers in mind, my favorite way is to celebrate with the kids. I’ve compiled a fun list of Valentine’s Crafts to make with fabric that you can find around your home. These are sure to spur creative ideas in you and keep those tiny, little hands busy and out of the sugar bowl (for at least a little bit!)
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I have a confession to make… I don’t love PSL. There, I said it. LOL
Still, I do love to try a sampling of pumpkin-inspired treats throughout the fall season. Every year, I try various pumpkin recipes, and every year, there are a few winners and a few losers. But this year, I took a tried and true blueberry muffin recipe that my family adores, and converted it into a maple and pumpkin spice muffin recipe.
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We are already halfway through October, a season full of sensational delights – spicy scents, cooler breezes, warm snuggles… even the way that the light trickles through my windows in the morning time. Fall is magical! I don’t know about you, but this time of year always sparks my creative mind and I find my hands restless for busy work. That is how this post about creative fall hobbies came to be.
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Once upon a time, a girl (me) stumbled across a magical part of the internet known as the small shop world. Intrigued, she was inspired to bring her own creativity to that table and join this very special small shop community. After a lot of trial and error and products that “missed the mark,” she finally designed a bunny sewing pattern and began making and selling plush bunnies in her Etsy store.
As she simultaneously explored natural dyes, she began to produce and sell these aromatherapy plush playthings and they began to fill children’s playrooms, Easter baskets, and doll beds. They were well loved by all!
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Have you ever wondered if you could repurpose those wilting old bouquet roses before they pass on to the next life? Or perhaps you have a prolific rose bush that blooms more than you can find uses for the buds? Today I’m going to show you how to make rose water using dried roses at home!
After this tutorial you will actually have two different types – distilled rose water (a hydrosol that is shelf-stable) and steeped rose water (a concentrated brew that is not shelf-stable but can be frozen for later use.) Both are incredible in their own way!
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Spring is here! One of our favorite annual activities is dyeing Easter eggs with natural dyes. Eggs are the perfect reminder of the changing of seasons, of new birth, of the struggle before the victory… I love the lessons they can teach us. Today I want to show you how to make some of the best naturally dyed Easter eggs!
We will make naturally dyed Easter Eggs using food scraps and kitchen waste to create eco-friendly dyes.
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I don’t know about you, but when I stop for just a moment to watch and listen to my children play, I am captured by the magic of their imaginations. Their make-believe play reminds me of my favorite parts of childhood. It is SO important to me to preserve and guard this!
These days, there are few open-ended toys. The “gadgets” that are marketed to our kids as toys talk for them, play for them, and limit their imagination. More than any generation before, our kids are growing up in an environment of streaming services, tablets, social media, parents on devices, and peers that are tech-obsessed. How do we preserve childhood play in this climate?
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how crafty are you? I’d say I fall somewhere in the middle. Now I know most of you would be shocked at that self-assessment. (Right?! You guys have surely been following along enough to know that my entire business revolves around crafting…) but hear me out!
I don’t often have “epiphany” ideas – most of what I create comes from a heck of a lot of research, trial and error, and failed attempts. Creativity has to be cultivated and a lot of that happens from being a student, learning from others around us, and trying new things.
Where am I going with this? I like to share a lot of BTS (behind the scenes) glimpses into how I make things and dye them on my Instagram accounts. And every time, you guys always show up in my DMs. I love having those “wow” conversations with you and I can’t tell you how many questions I’ve gotten about the basics of natural dyeing. I love it when creativity rubs off on people!
I want to create more content that enables YOU to pursue creative things too! A week or two ago, I asked you in an IG poll what sort of a free resource you’d like me to create and the majority of you said – a stamp carving/printing tutorial! (Don’t worry if you voted for something else – I’ll be creating more things in the future!)
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