This time, my producer asked me to focus on crafts for kids. So, I showed how to put together a fairy garden, make popsicle-stick bracelets, and paint brushes using things found in nature. Here are a few of the ideas I shared on the show...
DIY FAIRY GARDENS
|Our fairy garden is set inside a bird bath that we filled with dirt.|
|Succulents make nice plants for fairy gardens, but you can also just clip some pine tree branches and|
other tree branches, and stand them upright with a clothes pin. The, bury the clothes pin in the dirt to create a tiny tree.
|Boil popsicle sticks for 10 minutes (covered), then let them soak in the water for at least an hour. When the wood is wet,|
it will let you bend it into the shape of a bracelet (slowly). Boil extra sticks because you will break a few in the process.
|Paint or decorate the bracelet however you wish, or just leave the wood unfinished. Once your paint/stain/etc. is dry, drill two small holes (slowly) in the wood to attach string to (to keep the bracelet on your wrist).|
PAINT BRUSHES USING THINGS FOUND IN NATURE