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Nature Art Ideas & Nature Crafts for Kids – Printable PDF Pack

Take a hike and get creative along the way! Check out this nature art & craft printable pack full of fun activities for kids.

I had a hard time deciding which site to share this on, in addition to being passionate about crafts and sewing, I love being outdoors! I also run www.desmoinesoutdoorfun.com – a site designed at making it easier to get outside in my area. We’ve been doing weekly art experiments for over a year but they rarely make the blog because I typically don’t have time to take pictures in the midst of paint or glue. I’m sharing the  Nature Art and Craft Printable Pack (affiliate link) that Penny from Mother Natured just released. Designed for kids ages 4-10, she says that “Inside, you’ll find printables to help support play, weaving, patterns, sensory development, fine motor skills, and most importantly, creative thinking! Nature appreciation is an underlying theme, because that’s the reason I made the pack in the first place!”. We had fun with the first activity we tried, this is a great idea to keep summer boredom at bay.

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Hipster Teddy Bear PDF Sewing Pattern

Hipster Teddy Bear - modern teddy bear sewing PDF pattern from Swoodson Says.

I have a new pattern release, in the latest issue 15 of One Thimble, a digital sewing magazine! The Hipster Teddy Bear PDF sewing pattern is a modern teddy bear that both girls and boys will love. My daughter wanted a bear to sleep with and I didn’t love any of the patterns on the market, so I made one! Designed for confident beginners, it would be a perfect ‘first softie’ project. Appliqueing the face and turning the thinner limbs right side out can take a bit of patience, but it’s worth it!

A finished softie measures approximately 20” (50.8cm) from ear to toe – it’s a nice big bear that doesn’t use up a ton of fabric. The limbs are soft and squishy, making it perfect to drag along or hug.

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How To Make A Bandana for Kids

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Learn how to make a bandana for kids - an easy sewing project for beginners! This bandana is fast and easy to make, and will keep hair and sweat out of happy faces this summer.

We spend lots of time outside year-round and protecting all of our skin from the sun can be exhausting. As we come into the summer season, I usually try to do a combination of sunscreen and skin covering. I have a DIY bandana for kids tutorial that I’m sharing thanks to Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen®, which will leave us totally covered for all of our family hikes!

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DIY Fairy Wand

Learn how to make this diy fairy wand with beautiful wool blend felt, ribbon, and a spoon (super strong, so it won't break!). It's a perfect forest fairy accessory - free fairy wand pattern in a sponsored post.

I haven’t made a DIY fairy wand in the past because my kids are rough and wild; I figured that the stick would break in a day. A sturdy wooden kitchen spoon occurred to me as a cheap substitute so I designed a felt star topper for one! Busy Little Bird sponsored this post, which means she sent me the felt supplies in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial, and I’m really excited to share it.

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