Crafts

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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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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May Day Baskets | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have often wished that we could celebrate May Day properly with a May Pole, but every time we have known of a place that was hosting such a celebration, the event was ridiculously crowded. Then May Day became associated with protests and riots in Seattle, so it just started to seem best to stay […]

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How to Make a Shadow Puppet Theater with Printable Puppets | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Shadow Puppet Plays Putting on shadow puppet plays is a great way to encourage children’s storytelling skills. It’s also a great indoor activity for rainy afternoons when your child is going stir crazy to play outside. When Sola was younger, we used her play stands to put on shadow puppet shows. Unfortunately, when we moved, […]

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