nature crafts Archives - The Magic Onions

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Are  you super excited for the Summer holidays? Are you going away with your children? Are you visiting the beach? Are you planning on doing some fun Summer crafts with your kidos? We all know that it can be a tall order to gather up eco-friendly craft supplies and think up new craft idea toIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Cone Bunny.

With Easter fast approaching, we are deep into bunnies in our house. Teddy wants his peanut butter sandwich shaped like a bunny, Kitty hugs her beloved calico bunny to sleep every night and the bunnies who live in the garden (lol, their names are Mine and Yours) are being fed copious amounts of carrots andIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make a Beeswax Suncatcher.

This weekend was supposed to be a spring cleaning weekend for Kitty. Her wardrobe has become cluttered with favorite clothes that have, alas, either become too small or too holey! Sadly, she is very averse to patches… apparently, they itch! So, it was with a heavy heart that we set about cleaning out her drawsIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Hummingbird Feeder.

We so love the hummingbirds. They are prolific in our area… visiting our garden often. They remind me of UFO’s… they come ‘whirrrrrrrrrring’ in, hover, and then, faster than lightening, zip off into the air and away. They amuse me and make me smile. Kitty want’s them to stay. She gets frustrated with their fleetingIf you want to read more…click here

Make an Autumn Wreath.

Our door says… WELCOME AUTUMN! One of the ways we notice the changing of the season in our home is to make and decorated a door wreath for each season. As we collect the nature bits for it, we talk about how our world is changing with the new season. We talk about what weIf you want to read more…click here

Make Butterfly Lanterns

Our Butterfly Lantern hangs from our pergola outside, glowing in the sunlight and, also, glowing in the moonlight. It is ever so pretty, in a completely summery way. To make it, we needed… * pretty, double-sided, scrapbooking paper. * a paper lantern * glue * scissors On a white piece of paper, I played aroundIf you want to read more…click here

Recycled Mag Hearts.

Oh, my dear friends… how I have missed you all. I’m so terribly sorry for my sudden and abrupt departure from this space. My dearest darling computer crashed last Monday and has spent the entire week in the computer ICU undergoing, what is comparable, to open-heart surgery. Poor darling, had to be completely restored. Alas,If you want to read more…click here

Darling Little Birdseed Cakes.

I have been wanting to make these sweet little birdseed cakes for ages. YAY, I finally remembered to buy gelatine at the supermarket… it has been on my shopping list for months but, alas, it was one of those things I just could NOT remember. At last, as I was looking through the spice isleIf you want to read more…click here

Make Bark Boats.

We made Bark Boats today and took them to our local nature center to race down the stream. It was such fun that we had to do it again… and again… and again. Mr T’s boat was the fastest and won most of the races. He is a natural sailor. I took wonderful photos toIf you want to read more…click here

Beginning Needle Felting with Kids.

K often sits with me while I am needle felting. We talk and she tells me about her day, watching me as I work away. She gives me ideas, suggests colors and encourages me with sweet praise. It’s a lovely time for us. Every now and then, she says she wants to make something too.If you want to read more…click here

Make Knitting Needles!

Pop on over the the Natural Kids Blog to see a tutorial on making your own knitting needles with your child… we will be making our own for sure. Blessings and magic.

Making Beeswax Acorns.

When we made our Beeswax Valentine Hearts yesterday, we had a little melted wax left over. I remembered such a fun project making beeswax acorns and y’all know how crazy I am about acorns. It didn’t take much convincing to get K excited too. Aren’t they just adorable? To make our little beeswax acorns, weIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Walnut Boat.

Waldorf education has been a great gift to our family. We happened upon it when K was 3 and fell in love with its gentle, nature based learning. Slowly, we have incorporated many of the Waldorf philosophies into our everyday lives. I did not expect to find myself raising my family in one of theIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a little Mouse Toy.

We were super-excited to find walnuts in their shells at our local grocery store. When the walnuts appear… the holidays are near, Folks! These mice were our first walnut project. I love to show my kids that they are clever enough to make their own sweet little toys. This is what we needed to makeIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Bean Box.

My children love playing with beans. Their particular bean favorite is what we call ‘Spilling the Beans‘. We have an old draw that I fill with beens and rice, packets of the stuff! They love to sift it, sweep it, spoon it. They love how it feels slipping through their fingers. They love running theirIf you want to read more…click here

Make a cute Halloween Votive.

Finally, Mr T (our Tibetan Wind) was allowed to play in K’s sand painting. He love it, running his finger through the colors and seeing how they mixed together making a new color all together. He twirled the sand, heaped it, flattened it, until it was a rainbow mixture. When he tired of it, IIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children… our nature ideas, crafts, activities, inspirations and photos. Nature is all around… her magic is everywhere! I encourage everyone to participate, the more wonderful ideas we can share about how to enjoy our beautifulIf you want to read more…click here

Painting With Colored Sand.

One of my very favorite movies is Kundun. Watching it is a magical experience from beginning to end. I vividly remember the very first time I saw it… it opens with the Tibetan Monks painting with sand. They work for hours making the most beautiful image from colored sand. It’s huge, covering the entire floor…If you want to read more…click here

How to make Colored Sand.

Mr T insisted on bringing home a bucket of sand from the beach. Unlike me, he loves sand so much and can play with it for hours. He really doesn’t mind if it gets in his hair, his clothes, his bed! So, to enthuse with this love, we decided to make colored sand. This isIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Washing Line.

A big question was asked… What if our fairies did their washing in the coconut pond in K’s Fairy Garden? They might have to hang their wet clothes on the tree to dry and that would look untidy… that wouldn’t do! A washing line had to be made! If you are enjoying this tutorial, PleaseIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden Swing.

All you need to make a swing for your Fairy Garden are… Pliers, thin, bendable wire and some sticks and stones. Cut a long piece of wire and select a long, flat stone. We used a small sea brick that we collected on the beach, rubbed smooth by waves and time.Bend the wire in half.If you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy’s Bath.

“The group of fairies skipped merrily through the nasturtium patch, happy in their sunrise task. Early morning was the best time for collecting dewdrops for the Fairy Queen’s bath. This was Daphne’s favourite chore. Daphne was in charge of blessing each pearly droplet with a magical spell before it was funnelled down the huge greenIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make Fairy Furniture… a Chair and a Table.

K decided that she needed a table and chair, fairy size, for her new Fairy Garden. Magical Mommy was on the job. We needed; A few pebbles of different shapes and sizes (from Home Depot), A glue gun. If you are enjoying this tutorial, Please sign up to receive delightful Fairy Garden tips and specialIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden that Children will Love.

Here at The Magic Onions, we LOVE Fairy Gardens. It has become our annual tradition to make a new Fairy Garden each Spring. We have an AMAZING Fairy Garden Page… be sure to visit it later to see all the magical Fairy Gardens we have made over the years.   How To Make A FairyIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a pendant from Sea Glass.

Sea Glass is our present beach obsession… we walk along the surf for hours in the early morning, searching for these frosty treasures. They come in all shapes and sizes; green’s, aqua’s, brown’s, white’s… Our collection has outgrown it’s tea cup and now is quickly filling it’s bucket. A Good Man recently asked what IIf you want to read more…click here