Crafty Spring


This past weekend, my daughter Zoe went to a lovely birthday party where fruits and tea were served and birds' nests were created.  My heart was in a puddle watching the kids construct these little bundles of wonder.  Take a look at a simple craft that celebrates the new season, rebirth and creativity.   The supplies were nearly gone by the time I realized I should have been photographing the process,  but I think you'll have enough info here to create your very own decorations.

Ingredients:  small brown bags, moss, bark, raffia, feathers, glue, paint brushes to apply the glue, model magic, little bowls and little hands.  Directions:  have the children crunch the bags, and glue the nesting materials onto them.

That same week I took a trip to Mahoney's Garden Center to get a spring "fix" and found the cutest ready-made seasonal decorations.  Take a look:

I'd love to use the mini tree houses as favors for a springtime party.  How would you utilize these decorations?  Always looking for new ideas...