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Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind :-) Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each weekIf you want to read more…click here

The Nature of Winter

We are especially lucky today! Sarah from The Forest Room is our guest and she shares such a wonderful photo journal of a recent walk that she and her kids enjoyed. Welcome, Sarah, and thank you for sharing your magic with us. * * * The Nature of Winter It’s too cold. I want toIf 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

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

How to make Miniature tools for your Zen Garden.

I promised to show you how we made our Zen Garden tools. We needed our trusty glue gun, our garden scissors, some sticks and twigs, an acorn cap and a shell. First, the rake. I used my garden scissors to cut a twig for the handle, a smaller twig for the rakes head and 5If 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

Making a list for a Nature Hike.

Whenever we go to El Dorado, our local Nature Center, there are a few things we always do. The first is walk along ‘The Stepping Stones’ at the entrance. ‘The Stepping Stones’ is a little stone entrance wall. It is a highlight for my kids to balance along it. Mr T thinks he is oh-so-veryIf you want to read more…click here