If you really must have an occasion to write a lovely note to someone you love, then I encourage you to go find a sycamore tree and wrap your note in sycamore bark. The texture is amazing and what a simple way to incorporate a bit of nature into your valentine giving. This tree is in our backyard and I collect mounds of bark just waiting for ways to use it. This bark is from the branches which makes it perfect for slipping in a note. Look for bark that has a large enough opening to slip your rolled note in and tie a decorative ribbon around it. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! I also added a stamped heart on one of my pieces of bark.
Ohhh yes, now you have to masterly craft that perfect love note!
happy sycamore bark hunting!
Create these Citrus Bird Feeders with your kids and nourish the neighborhood birds with these special treats. This was a super simple and fun craft. Here is a tutorial on making the bird food and feeders from HGTV. We made ours using a variety of citrus fruits … grapefruits, pomelos, lemons, and oranges.
Soon, I will be sharing a tasty gluten-free citrus cake that we made with the juice from all of our creations.
Please share with other nature loving families in your life!
This has to be one of the easiest nature crafts of all time and so great for the senses. All you need is a piece of clear tape, any size, to fit around the wrist. Wrap the tape around wrist with the sticky side out and start adding to your bracelet. Make a pattern with different shapes using blades of grass and colorful wildflowers. We like to use herbs like rosemary, lavender, and mint to make a scented bracelet that can also be edible (be careful to eat only herbs and edible flowers). This is a great activity to teach patterning, counting, texture, and little aromatherapy.
Enjoying quality time with some great friends at one of our favorite local places, the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. The girls enjoyed playing with cork boats, found via pinterest |cork boat tutorial from the blog Jonah Lisa Land. Not the most durable for a two year old, but still worth the two minutes it takes to make it, for the thrill it gives them. ( I did not use the foam, instead I reused plastic lids for the sails and just tied the twine to the corks instead of using the eye screws).
Enjoy this Earth Day weekend and spend some quality time savoring the beautiful earth we live on!