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.

Preserving Autumn Leaves With Wax Paper | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every autumn, we try to preserve the leaves that we find on our many nature explorations. We like to use them for crafts, in nature journals, and on our nature table. I’ve experimented with a lot of methods of preserving leaves and not been super enthusiastic about any of them. I almost didn’t try using […]

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Free Printable Autumn Window Transparency Template | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I got a bit behind over the summer with making monthly window transparencies, so decided to make a seasonal transparency this time that can stay up a little longer. One benefit to having window transparencies that we observed this summer is that they are a great way to prevent birds from hitting your windows. Did […]

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Easy DIY Sensory Beanbags | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Sensory beanbags are a great educational tool for all children and when made from various textures, can add a tactile component to learning as well as addressing the needs of children with sensory processing challenges. I wanted some beanbags to toss while practicing skip counting this year and it occurred to me that I  might […]

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Washi Tape Flower Fairies | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Earlier this year, I finally succumbed to lure of washi tape. While I have had issues with actually using my washi tape, because it is so pretty, so I feel upset that if I use it, then I won’t have it anymore, Sola has had no such issues. For Sola, washi tape has been the […]

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