Summer

Summer Crafts for Kids - Pinwheels | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We’ve made DIY pinwheels for a few summers in a row now. They are an easy summer craft to make with children. Big pinwheels, like one Sola is holding above, make cute summer decorations, while smaller pinwheels are fun for kids to run around with. To make a pinwheel, you will need: Dowel 3/8″ thick, […]

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Recently, Sola and I made some bubble wands. I was really surprised that they worked as well as store-bought wands. To make these wands, you need some copper wire (I used 18 gauge), beads, wire cutters, jeweler’s block, and ball-peen/jeweler’s hammer.The first thing that you will want to do is to decide how you want […]

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Our Summer Waldorf Seasonal Table | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

With summer starting last weekend, we set up our summer nature table. As with our previous nature tables, I thought I’d take the time to highlight a few of the things that we have found over the last several years for our nature table. Sola’s favorite part of our summer nature table is our small […]

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Up until a week ago, Sola has absolutely refused to ride her bike without training wheels. I had begun to despair that she might never learn to ride a bike without training wheels.  Fortunately, a good friend reminded me of a trick that she had used successfully with her daughter many years ago. We took […]

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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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