Crafts

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.

Autumn Gnomes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

With autumn just around the corner, I thought I’d share a photo of the fall gnomes that I made for our seasonal table. As with all of the monthly gnomes I made this year, I just used a wood burning tool to draw a symbol on the gnomes that I felt represents each month. I […]

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Gem Deocrated Frame Suncatchers | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We first did this craft project a couple of years ago and were inspired by this post at Play at Home Mom. I decided to do this activity again last week, because it has been too hot here during the day to play outside. It turned out to be a nice summer craft project, since […]

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Until recently, Sola’s doll house and Ostheimer animals were kept in our play room, which has wood floors. Unfortunately, our cats kept attacking the doll house babies, so we had to move the doll house in to our bedroom, which has carpeting. This posed a problem with the modeling wax food that Sola and I  […]

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Our Fairy Garden 2013 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

As a Waldorf-inspired homeschooling mama, who loves to garden, it’s kind of amazing that I haven’t got around to creating a fairy garden any earlier than I did. We finally got around to it last month though.To house our garden, I used a large metal tub that I bought a long time ago. I drilled […]

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As we’ve been trying to do things more “au natural” around here, I thought that we’d try making naturally dyed Easter eggs this year. I read several posts about it and kind of winged things in regards to making my dyes. I filled large mason jars about 3/4 full with my dyes, added a tablespoon […]

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