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To Swoon For. GardenMama: .:Impressions In Clay ~ Giftmaking Tutorial:. .: Some of the clay ornaments that were created today!

GardenMama: .:Impressions In Clay ~ Giftmaking Tutorial:.

:. Inspired by a piece of pottery I had recently seen at my mother's home, I knew right away that I wanted to create a similar clean look of white pottery while using a different medium and my own designs. . :By placing greenery on the clay and rolling over it with a rolling pin, an impression was created! "Des feuilles très, très chouettes" "Des feuilles très, très chouettes" de Mortéza Esmaîli Sohi.

"Des feuilles très, très chouettes"

DIY Kids Terrarium Craft. Terrariums have become really popular recently, with classes being offered and lots of stores selling them.

DIY Kids Terrarium Craft

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Terrariums. Neon Painted Sticks - 8 Piece Collection, Home Decor Props - Mantle Piece, Pattern, Driftwood Art, Stripes, Circles, Dots, Triangles, Boho. Plantable Paper. Newspaper Seed Starter Growing Pot. I’m so happy to introduce you to my friend Ali.

Newspaper Seed Starter Growing Pot

She, her sisters, and mom blog at The Mama’s Girls. Its an awesome blog that you should check out! Ali made this IMPRESSIVE newspaper seed starter pot and has included some great information on how to get your plants to grow well. Thanks Ali… Hello! Today I want to talk about gardening! While starting your seeds, instead of buying seed starter cups, pellets, or other expensive gardening pots, you can try this simple tutorial for making Origami Newspaper Seed Starter Cups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. I filmed the making of one of these because I realize how hard it is to follow origami directions. Before filling the cups with soil to plant your seeds, add a fertilizing “tea bag” at the bottom. Kids Crafts & Activities for Children. Day #115 - Sand Castles that will Last. Today this project and my blog are going to be featured at The Life of Jennifer Dawn.

Day #115 - Sand Castles that will Last

Please stop by her wonderful site to show her some blog love. She always has great stuff at her site, and I think you’ll have fun poking around at what she has to offer. This is a sand castle that will dry and last, making it a permanent, air-hardened sculpture. When working with this material, It feels like wet sand, but it sticks together well. It is like working with a rough play doh, moon doh or anther sculpting material. Materials Needed:* 1 cup sand (you can use beach sand, but I bought this at the craft store)* 1/2 cup cornstarch* 1 tsp alum (sold in the spice section of the grocery store)* 3/4 cup water* shells and rocks (optional – I bought mine at the Dollar Store)I doubled the recipe, and I would highly recommend you do too.

Pour the sand, cornstarch and alum into a saucepan. Stir together your ingredients with a wooden spoon and then add water. LocalCircles. Easy Crafts for Kids - Project 10 - Let's Make Bugs. Want free craft supplies for your 'Easy Crafts for Kids' Projects?

Easy Crafts for Kids - Project 10 - Let's Make Bugs

No better place to look than in good old Mother Nature herself! Take a stroll in nature with us, you'll be amazed at what you will find and what you can create with it! Let's take a peek at what we are about to create... We try to collect things that have fallen from trees and are on the ground! We do not disturb our free craft suppliers! Colorful, shapely and different sizes of leaves.

Recycled Spooky Spider. Before you throw out those big empty plastic bottles, take the opportunity to show the kids how to recycle it into a Spooky Spider for Halloween decorations.

Recycled Spooky Spider

Supplies 1 water bottle or similar containerTape (regular masking tape)8 bendy strawsPermanent markers (to color your spider) Instructions. Ways to Play with Nature (Inside & Out) All Month Long. Ever noticed how much kids love a good theme?

Ways to Play with Nature (Inside & Out) All Month Long

A central topic is such a great way to get little ones engaging in all sorts of things – reading, writing, art and (best of all) new types of open-ended play. Plus planning a few weeks of play around the same topic gives the kids time to come up with deeper questions and learn more.Announcing MPMK’s latest venture: Play Theme Cheat Sheets! As we said, playing around a theme is a great idea – the only drawback being that it requires a bit of planning. But no worries, we’ve got you covered.

At the beginning of each month Alli will be here sharing a new theme and everything you need to tackle it. I am so thrilled to be kicking off our new MPMK series on play themes. We’ve been doing play themes at our house for months now, and the benefits have truly been endless. Robin Red Breast (seed pod) Mobile. I was at mum’s the other day, and on the book shelf were these little, coloured birds placed in an ornamental tree – on closer inspection I realised that these little birds were made from seed pods!

Robin Red Breast (seed pod) Mobile

Bernice then took over, and began demanding answers – who made those birds?