Month: June 2017

How to Make Stepping Stones with Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsMaking stepping stones with kids is a fun way to add something personal and pretty to your yard.

It does require some pre-planning and staying organized on your part though. The last time I made stepping stones was when we moved into our old house, so I was making them with four kids at once. That was a bit crazy, but still manageable. Sola and I had more fun making stepping stones together for this house though, as I got to participate with her in the process, as opposed to just be a guardian against chaos. While stepping stone kits used to be really nice when my other kids were young, I found that most kits these days are for really small stepping stones, so I don’t recommend using kits.How to Make Stepping Stones with Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells (more…)

Peanut Butter Yougurt Dip | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip – A Kid-friendly Snacking Dip Last week, I shared that I like to create snack platters for Sola when we work on big projects to keep her fueled without me having to interrupt things to fix her food. One thing that I have found that helps to encourage Sola to eat […]

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Our Favorite 4th of July Books for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Book List for the 4th of July This is the first time that I have done a list of 4th of July books. I don’t usually make a big deal about reading about the July 4th because it seems like a general “it’s our country’s birthday party” is enough of an explanation for young children. […]

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Summer Crafts for Kids: Easy "Tie Dye T-shirts" | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackSnapShare #SnackStories #CollectiveBias A Fun Summer Camp Craft When I was young, a popular summer camp craft was to make tie dye t-shirts. Unfortunately, real tie dye is a messy and laborious process. These days, however, there is […]

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Our Waldorf Kindergarten Homeschool - June 1st | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Poppy Crown We did this project a few years ago, but I wanted to reshare it with you, since it was such a cute craft. At the time, I happened to mention something to Sola about daisy chains and daisy crowns. Of course, she was transfixed with the idea and we began trying to collect […]

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