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No-Sew Holiday Garland

No-Sew Holiday Garland

The felt is your friend. Really, every project is easier with felt. A simple holiday garland with felt and twine brings the holiday cheer to any room. This one is a great scrap buster too. The little trees can be whatever material you have on […]

Felted Heart Ornaments

Felted Heart Ornaments

These sweet felted hearts make wonderful holiday gifts to hang on the tree. To make them, you will need roving felt, needle felting tool (this is my favorite), finger cots and a mat (like the ones in this starter kit). To make a “frame” like […]

Little Village Advent Calendar

Little Village Advent Calendar

There is something charming and childlike about counting down the days till Christmas, or as we celebrate in our home, Winter Solstice. I grew up with many fond memories of the traditions surrounding the holidays. The anticipation of the holiday was marked with a paper advent […]

Spider Races: Halloween Science

Spider Races: Halloween Science

Gravity! Simple, fun, and the foundation of so many science concepts. This science game uses things from around the house. Kids can experiment with the speed of the spiders by raising or lowering their end of the string. First cut the pipe cleaners for the […]

Dinosaur Costume & Headpiece

Dinosaur Costume & Headpiece

My boys are interested in everything dinosaur, so it came as no surprise when they wanted to be dinosaurs for halloween. For my kids, the most distinguishing feature of the costume was the head piece and the tail. Everything else was extraneous. They had some […]

Fall Leaves Felt Garland

Fall Leaves Felt Garland

Collecting fall leaves and creating nature garlands sounds magical and I would be all in, if I lived in a place where the leaves turned color in the fall. Woe is me, it is summer year round here (cue the violins) so we must make […]

Low Fat, Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

Low Fat, Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

This vanilla cupcake is fluffy, sweet, and so much lighter than traditional vegan cupcake recipes. Pair this with my No-Melt Fluffy Vegan Frosting and you are ready for any celebration! There are many fabulous vegan cupcake recipes, but they are so high in processed fats. […]

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

Nature Bow, Arrow & Quiver

While at a tinkergarten class, my youngest found a wonderful arched stick. He wished to bring it home so he could have a “boo and arrow.” We found a large rubber band and cut two notches in the end with a hacksaw in order to […]

Felty Campfire and Marshmallows

Felty Campfire and Marshmallows

My kiddos love having a fire, and that occasional treat: roasting marshmallows. Everything about a campfire appeals to them: the outdoors, the mystery of the fire, experimenting to see what burns, telling stories, singing songs, and roasting marshmallows. How fun it has been for them […]

Felty Fishing Game

Felty Fishing Game

Inside each fish is a medium sized washer and a little bit of polyfil, so they are not totally flat fish. (Check to make sure your washers are magnetic, some are not). The fish’s eyes are beads, a request from my youngest. He tells me I sew “sad” eyes when I just use thread, so the beads make the fish eyes more bug-eyed and realistic I suppose.