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Your Found Feather Craft Project is Probably Illegal

May 29th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

If you spend any time outdoors, you come across the occasional bird feather. And if you simply enjoy collecting natural objects, or if you enjoy crafting with them, you probably want to pick up that feather, take it home with you, and display it or make a pretty feather craft pretty with it. Did you know that's probably illegal


8 Natural + Recycled Art Projects for Kids (toddler edition)

April 9th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe

My kid is just starting to really be able to do art projects. At two, he's finally learning that paint and crayons are for making art, not for eating. It's like this whole world of art projects for kids is opening up to us. These are some of the natural and recycled art projects for kids that I want to try with my guy


Holiday Crafts: Leaf-Carved Pumpkin

November 25th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Fortunately, the kiddos were perfectly happy with my suggestion that we carve the pumpkins into something appropriate for Thanksgiving, not Halloween, and that's how we ended up with our leaf-carved pumpkins. They're festive without being spooky, use real leaves as stencils, and are, thankfully, just as fun to carve as Jack-o-lanterns are


Decorative Dipped Pinecones: Three Methods

December 25th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

Want to snazz up your pine cones, AND keep them forever? Here are three different easy methods for making your own dipped pine cones - they're gorgeous, they may even match your wall colors, and you can keep them just about indefinitely. Even better? Pine cones are free! Just head out to your back yard or to the park with the kids and a basket and collect those natural craft supplies to your hearts' content!


How-to: Save and Store Melted Wax for Future Craft Projects

August 27th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

So you made candles, or preserved autumn leaves, or cooked up furniture polish, or crafted modeling wax for the kiddos, and now you're left with a crock pot or bain-marie half-full of melted beeswax (or its vegan wax substitutes). Here's the easy way that I store my leftover wax, measured into known amounts so that future projects are easier to put together, and pretty enough that the wax can be stored right out in the open, leaving more storage space for my fabric stash



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