Category Archives: Crafting With Children

A Different Way To Celebrate

Print PDFRedwall mousefest in action Creating An Alternative Holiday My grandkids are very fond of a book series called Redwall, in which heroic mice protect their land from various threats while eating an enormous amount of delicious food. As the … Continue reading

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Creating Nature Based Costumes

Print PDFA brave neighbor models the Cowardly Lion Dress Up Fun For All Ages What is the point of Halloween if not to be able to dress up in whatever wild costume suits our fancy, at whatever age? I was … Continue reading

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Costumes From Nature

Print PDFNight flying moth costume with sparkles Wearing The Garden With Halloween on the horizon, my thoughts are turning to costume making. As a child, I loved making my own costumes, from a bat with big wings sewn on from … Continue reading

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Offer Love & Enchantment, Not Weeds

Print PDFInviting children to experience natural enchantment (holiday catcus flower) Who Will Be Tomorrow’s Gardeners? My favorite part of summer is spending outdoor time with my grandkids. Over the years, I’ve often been asked how to engage children in gardening, … Continue reading

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