Clay Snail Creations
We recently sat down with a little girl and asked her what fun craft she wanted to share with us. She made a snail out of clay and gave us step-by-step instructions on how she did it. We are happy to share it here for you and your family as a fun creative project, but if you’re so inclined, this is a great springboard activity to learn more about snails in nature.
Family Activity of a Family of Caterpillars
Here is a great craft that you can do on the go, anytime and anyplace you happen to be. The other thing that is nice is that you are actually recycling an egg carton and saving on waste. While this is a very simple craft, it’s a great activity for kids of all ages to do together and see how the older children can be creatively challenged to lengthen the caterpillar, use different materials for dramatic effect, and paint with intricate detail and embellishment! The family activity of a family of caterpillars – and yes even parents should create the Mama and Daddy caterpillar to add to the mix.
Timeless DIY Jewelry: Safety Pin Bracelets
Back in the ’80s, making bracelets from safety pins became a very popular activity. It was an easy and engaging craft for young girls, and teenagers would often get more intricate designs for a greater challenge and a funky finished product. If you go to a thrift shop, you may come across a kit to do this, and it may bring back all your childhood memories and how much fun you used to have doing these if you were a child of the ’80s. You can still get kits that have everything you need to make safety pin bracelets, but since it is literally only made from safety pins and beads and a few other objects for more creativity, you do not actually need to acquire one of these kits.
DIY Sock Bunnies
Homeschooling can be quite the adventure when it comes to being creative. Your family needs to search out ideas and plans for fun and learning that fits your unique style. This can be very challenging at times.
Love and Learn Books – Hanging Decorations
This is the time of year when decorations adorn homes, and handmade creations are on the mind of every crafty person young and old. Our Love and Learn Books activity is from a book that includes many pages with beautiful prints of seasonal designs and colours, but you’ll find this quite easy to re-create on any square piece of paper.
Social Media Snapshot: Building Resilience
Enjoy this stream of social media encouragement to be persistent, develop a growth mindset, encourage others and yourself, and assorted ideas and opinions on how to bring out the resiliency that God has instilled in us all. All these shared posts from Instagram have a link to the post where you can experience the full post with images and perhaps discover some accounts to follow.
Love and Learn Books: Cardboard Box Monsters
Books are a pretty awesome learning tool for homeschoolers. Whether you’ve got a large collection of books in your home or you’re a regular at your local library, books are likely a big part of your homeschooling way of life. In this Love and Learn Books series of articles, we’ll share an array of engaging non-fiction books that you can get great ideas just for the articles, or you may discover a gem that will be just right for your home library.