I have always wanted to make egg geodes with the kids. We finally did it! It’s a fairly simple science project & can be done in a day or two. Most of that time is waiting for the crystals to form. We remade our mix 2 extra times, so it took us about a week to complete. With the exception of the alum, the supplies
A few years ago I made a cement leaf & since then have been wanting to do it again. I finally did it. I love this craft for a couple reasons. First is just because it’s something different than my typical paper & sewing crafts. Also because it doesn’t have to be perfect. The imperfections make it fun & arty.
I saw these dinosaur eggs on pinterest, and new one day they’d be a craft I’d try. I’m always looking for crafty egg ideas. I did try them & although they didn’t turn out quite as awesome as I’d hoped, they were still fun to make & are fun to look at. The instructions call for a chicken egg, but I used duck eggs since
Today the kids argued with each other far more than I could take. So, I came up with a project that entertained them at least for a little bit. Farmer John had been saving some of our quail eggs with the hopes of incubating them. I know some of them, though, had been layed more than 10 days ago. We don’t put eggs in our
This week’s bird post is different than normal because it doesn’t include a photo of an actual bird. Instead, I’m sharing the bird my 7 year old son made me for Mother’s Day. When he gave it to me he said, “I know you like bald eagles, so I made this one for you.” I love it & I love how thoughtful he was. It
If you have livestock, you have lots of feed bags. We use the empty bags in various ways, but when I saw a tote made from one, I knew I had to try to make one. The first one was easy enough to make, but took me a bit to figure out everything – especially the boxed corners. The corners were really easy to make
One of my goals this year was to figure out something to do with at least a few of my photos. I love photographs printed on canvas, but they’re a little spendy for my ordinary every day photos. So, I came up with my own much cheaper version. Mine all cost less than $5 each & the smaller ones were much less than that. I
A number of years ago I bought myself a used sewing machine. One of the first projects I made were stockings for the 5 of us. I have always wanted to make us stockings. Woo hoo! I finally made them & years later I still love them. The pattern I used was Joann’s Debbie Mumm Stocking. Overall, the stockings were fairly easy to make. My