Painted Sticks DIY
This is one I've always wanted to try, it's a two part DIY. For the first part all you need is: Paint Sticks Paint Brush Paint away! When the paint has dried you can get started with the second part of this DIY. This is where you really get creative. You can do so many things with these painted beauties, the possibili
Soap Carving for Kids
Soap Carving: A Simple Camp Craft Idea, perfect for Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts!
Yarn Craft Teepee
Yarn Craft Tipi -- great weaving craft for older kids!
MOUNTAIN MAN Trapper rendezvous Medicine Bag reenactment
~~~ MOUNTAIN MAN ~~~ A wonderfully soft bag made of acorn colored deerskin suede split (suede on both sides). A freeform shape creates a vintage look and feel. Hand stitched using black faux sinew. Made from one piece of the leather with the top flipped over. A large elk antler button secures to the top edge. Six strands of beads hang and include clam shell heishi, seed beads, various shapes and sizes of turquoise, antique striped Venetian drawn bead and a large deer antler pendant…
Sedimentary Rock Bars
We're rockin' out in school this month! Little C has been having so much fun telling me everything she has been learning about rocks recently. So, we decided to celebrate with some Sedimentary Rock Bars...Not only are these super easy (you could really make any kind of layered bar cookie that you like), they teach a great lesson about how Sedimentary Rocks are formed. I made up a little printable for the kiddos that you can download here (or click on the image below). For our bars, I used a…
Corn cuff bracelets
Our craft was a simple one for the Native American theme, but worked to teach the kids the importance corn had in the lives of the early settlers. The Native Americans who lived in the area taught them how to grow, store and prepare the corn which was essential to them surviving the harsh winters of their new home. Materials needed: Paper towel or toilet paper tubes cut lengthwise and cut into two inch sections Various colors of Indian corn taken off the cob (I took the kernels off three…
Straws & Shoelaces!
Straw and Shoelace Statement Necklace! DIY projects are always cool because they transform everyday objects into wearable works of art. This straw and shoelace necklace project is not one to MIS, as it never ceases to make folks smile. Below is my tutorial (DIY adapted from I Spy DIY). Go pick up a pair of shoelaces and a bag of straws from the supermarket, or grab a handful of great colored straws at your local coffee shop. Have fun creating these eye catching necklaces with friends! Enjoy…