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.

Tie Dye Easter Eggs | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every year, Sola and I try to decorate Easter eggs using a different method(s) than the year before. This year, we decided to try our hand at making tie dye Easter eggs using Sharpies. Gohan had used this process to make tie dye t-shirts at a summer camp many years ago, but whenever I tried […]

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Last year, for Easter, Sola and I experimented with dyeing eggs with silk. For the most part, the eggs turned out quite lovely, worth saving for future Easters. We did learn a few things in the process that are worth mentioning thoughIn regards to 100% silk sources, a lot of Pinterest tutorials that I saw, […]

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How to Make Beeswax Pillar Candles | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Candlesmas is coming up on February 2nd (we Americans call it Groundhog’s Day) and is always a good time to stock up on candles for the year. Pure beeswax candles are expensive though and other candles often have scents and dyes that give me horrid allergies. To save on the cost of pure beeswax candles, […]

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Santa Lucia Felt Crown | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Last year, we made a felt Santa Lucia crown for Sola to wear on Santa Lucia Day, but I never posted about it. It was really easy to make and has held up all year, so I thought I would share the pattern and directions with you. To make this crown you need: Felt in […]

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How to Make Christmas Pomanders | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Christmas pomanders are an easy decoration to make that produce a lovely and subtle scent, which can be enjoyed long after Christmas is over. We have made pomanders with lemons and oranges. We found that the oranges produce a spicy scent, while lemons give off a lighter lemony scent. Pomanders are so easy to make, […]

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