Browsing the "nature crafts" Tag

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


Review: Earth Paint Eco-Friendly Paint for Children (and a Giveaway!)

April 2nd, 2012 | by Julie Finn

My kiddos do a LOT of painting, with all different kinds of paints. They've done tempera and acrylics, oils and watercolors--heck, they even spray paint!--but I can say for a fact that they have never before used completely natural, completely toxin-free, completely artificial chemical-free paint (other than mud, of course) until they painted with Earth Paint


How-to: Dehydrated Orange Garland

January 16th, 2012 | by Julie Finn

When I saw that my family was clearly not going to eat through that entire 10-pound bag of navel oranges before the last ones went bad, I thought briefly about marmalade and fruit leather, but then I thought, "Nah--craft supplies!". Read on to see how to turn leftover oranges into shelf-stable craft supplies, and how to make a garland that shows off the lovely translucency of the preserved orange slices.


Fall Crafts: 4 Ways to Preserve Autumn Leaves

October 10th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

Preserving autumn leaves allows you to use their beautiful colors in fall crafts all year long. Even if you already have a go-to method for preserving leaves, check out these other options--you might discover a way that will work even better for a particular project, or you might find a new favorite preservation method altogether



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