Tag: Homestead Craft

Craft

Around the homestead crafts have to be practical, useful and frugal, as well as fun and educational.  Any article tagged as “Craft” will provide tutorials, DIY information and family-friendly fun.  Most crafts are suitable to adults and children alike.

Homesteading can be hard work – don’t forget the fun of crafts!

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes

Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them?  Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin.  No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes.  Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!

Reduce Food Waste with Vegetable Dyes l Create color from your compost bin with these tips and Natural Color by Sasha Duerr l Homestead Lady.com

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Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com

Mason Jar Lanterns

Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family.  Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs

Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs l An easy DIY for clay seed balls l Fun for the kids! l Homestead Lady (.com)Whether you’re into guerrilla gardening or just need a great Mother’s Day gift, these clay seed bombs are an easy DIY.  This is also a fun family or school project.  The kids love the big mess they can make and you can enjoy the great conversations you will have about the importance of growing your own food and planting flowers for the bees. Continue reading “Stamped Medallion Seed Bombs”

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.com

Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints

Foraging with Kids l Botanical Prints l Smashed Flowers Become Art l Homestead Lady.comForaging with kids is always and adventure.  They see magic in nearly every blade of grass.  My kids bring me blooms all spring, delightedly asking what we can do with them.  What can we do with them?  Make botanical prints, that’s what we can do with them. Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”

Kids Care Package Projects l Gues post from Homespun Seasonal Living l #fiercelydiy

Kids Care Package Projects

Kids Care Package Projects l Gues post from Homespun Seasonal Living l #fiercelydiyI’m so pleased to Kathie of Homespun Seasonal Living visiting us today with a guest post!  One of her specialties is care package ideas with real food and seasonal ingredients, special homestead products and personal touches that are so sweet and unique.  She’s even written books on the topic!  Without further ado, here are her care package project ideas for kids – you know I love the homestead kid stuff. Continue reading “Kids Care Package Projects”

Homestead Easter Basket and Other Spring Traditions l Homegrown Homemade Activities for Kids and Family for Easter, Passover and More l Homestead Lady.com

Homestead Easter Baskets and Spring Traditions

Homestead Easter Basket and Other Spring Traditions l Homegrown Homemade Activities for Kids and Family for Easter, Passover and More l Homestead Lady.comEvery homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year.  It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth.  Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours! Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Spring Traditions”

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIY

Candle Making Supplies: Make Your Own Molds

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIYAre you looking for a fun wax craft for the kids but don’t want to spend too much on candle making supplies?  Or are you a seasoned candle maker looking to reduce your materials costs with easy upcycled materials?  Come learn how to make your own candle molds from materials you probably already have on hand.

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Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)

Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids

Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you looking for a family friendly service project that will really make a difference to a child in need?  These super easy Christmas quilts are a great way to involve the children in a creative service project that will make them smile. Continue reading “Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids”

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

Five Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Make

My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season.  With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans.  If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make.  These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

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