Crafts inspiration and tutorials to help brighten and keep your home, homeschool, and person. Crafts can help bring homeschooling lessons to life, whether they be craft projects for history, holidays, literature, or even math or science! We prefer to work with natural materials, such as paper, wool, and wood, though we have been known to experiment with other materials on occasion.

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…)

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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Glass Gem Window Mosaics | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

A Really Easy Craft Aren’t these glass gem window mosaics pretty?!?! They are so easy to make and a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine. The leftover gems are fun for kids to play with too! They make great pirate treasure, fairy stepping stones, math manipulatives, game pieces, or whatever else your child’s imagination […]

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Free May Day Window Transparency Template | Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I made a free May Day Window Transparency template to share with you all. I’ve been trying to make one transparency a month. Next month, I am hoping to get away from relying so heavily on a silhouette, but I really wanted to illustrate the May Pole in this template. Sola has no idea what […]

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