Are you trying to find activities and crafts for family fun times that are a little more green and a little less wasteful? Honestly, how many toys and packages do my kids really need to celebrate their birth every year?! Making candles with children may sound too difficult, but just read through this tutorial on Candle making for Kids Parties with an open mind. With a little effort and a little mess, your kids could be celebrating their next event with this satisfying green craft.
Making paper is a useful green craft that can be done with minimal materials and recycled paper. It’s a simple step in the paper making process to add special items to produce custom made holiday paper. Use these six simple steps at any time of year to make your own holiday paper! Continue reading “Upcycled Craft: Make Holiday Paper”
On our homestead, Valentine’s Day is a family affair full of special traditions, healthy treats and fun crafts like homemade Valentine’s Day cards and this homemade natural moon sand. This recipe has no flour, no powdered drink mix dye and no yucky ingredients.
Have you heard the term “hygge” used lately? Ever wondered what it meant and how it might apply to making your home and land cozy and peaceful? I think of this concept as vital to my family for reducing chaos and increasing peace! Below we’ve outlined specific steps for children and adults to create a hygge homestead.
Everyone has a scrap paper stash for grocery lists and keeping the kids coloring and reverent during Sunday services. Here’s how to take your scrap paper and turn it into homemade paper for crafts and card making. This upcycled craft project is so simple that kids and adults alike will enjoy it – we give you specific instructions for making homemade paper with a group. You do need some simple equipment, but it’s nothing you DIY peeps can’t handle. So, grab your students, your kids and your friends and get going on your homemade paper!
Cast off the doldrums of these gray, January days by celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day with your family! From crafts to family reading time to this Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake recipe, this is the prefect time to take a break on the homestead this winter. Bonus, this recipe is grain-free, refined-sugar free and Paleo friendly! Continue reading “Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake”
Low on time and money this holiday season? Need some quick crafts from upcycled materials you already have on hand? Well, here are three upcycled cookie cutter crafts for kids and adults – these are so easy even I can do them!
Are you trying to make handmade gifts this year? Would you rather use green, organic materials that are practically begging to be turned into natural crafts? Here’s a collection of upcycled gifts from the garden for your homemade Christmas this year. Bonus: we’ve included a video and text tutorial of how to make your own grape vine garland, or swag, for gifting or decorating your own porch or hearth this holiday season.
The homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun! Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are enjoyable for the whole family. Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up? Use them to plan your natural crafts for kids and grown ups alike! Continue reading “Natural Crafts for Autumn”
If you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping. Any color grape you have – green, purple, red – will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping. Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”