Origami Butterfly Craft finished

Easy Origami Butterfly Craft

May 5, 2021

With spring around the corner, butterflies are on the brain. Here is another easy way to make a butterfly. Supplies: A square piece of paper Scissors Stapler or yarn/string I chose orange paper to make it look more like a monarch to go along with our milkweed series.   Step Read More »

Simple Butterfly finished

A Simple Butterfly

April 29, 2021

Our craft of the week is a butterfly in hopes spring will continue to warm up. This butterfly is one that caught my eye on Pinterest because it looked quite simple to make so I’m going to share how you make it.   Supplies: Paper of any color you like Read More »

Flower Craft finished

Draw a Flower Craft

April 7, 2021

The craft for this week is relatively easy and a little educational. Our blog post earlier this week featured the parts of a flower and what they all do while also talking about the ephemeral flowers that pop up first in the spring. This craft draws on that theme as Read More »

Meadowlark Bird Craft finished

Eastern Meadowlark Bird Craft

March 31, 2021

Have you ever wanted your very own singing bird? Bird songs are so beautiful but with this craft, you only get the pretty bird. We can’t make him sing but it should be a fun craft for everyone to do.   Supplies: Brown, yellow, black paper Scissors Glue stick Stapler Read More »

Raindrop Suncatcher complete

Raindrop Suncatcher

March 24, 2021

Since the first day of spring was over the weekend our blog of the week was about traditions of spring and what says spring more than rain? So our craft of the week is a raindrop suncatcher. This craft is a little more involved and requires some help from parents Read More »

Turtle Craft complete

Blanding’s Turtle Craft

March 17, 2021

The Blanding’s Turtle is an endangered species of Iowa. This means it is illegal to take them out of the wild. But these turtles are pretty dang cute and you can make your own. It’s really easy and fun because you get to decorate it however you want.   Supplies: Read More »

Snake Craft finished

Slithering Red-bellied Snake Craft

March 10, 2021

Even if you’re not too fond of snakes, this one shouldn’t be scary. This craft is easy with a lot of folds but it’s quite cute. You’ll be able to make your snake as long or as short as you want and as springy as you feel.   Supplies: Red Read More »

Handprint Cardinal Craft finished

Handprint Cardinal Craft

March 3, 2021

Do you want to have your very own Cardinal? They’re beautiful birds but definitely aren’t pets. I have a craft for you though if you want to make your own cardinal.   Materials: Red paper Yellow paper Black paper Googly eyes Scissors Glue Tracing utensil     Step 1: You Read More »

finger puppet complete

Pied-billed Grebe Finger Puppet

February 24, 2021

Since the pied-billed grebe is an aquatic bird or waterfowl, we’re going to make a finger puppet kind of like a duck. But instead of being duck-colored, it will be grebe-colored. Let’s start with the supplies.     Supplies: Brown paper Scissors Googly eyes Glue stick Coloring utensils     Read More »

skunk craft project

Lovely Striped Skunk

February 17, 2021

In the lingering spirit of Valentine’s Day and with our animal of the week, we’re going to make a striped skunk using hearts. Let’s get started with supplies.   Supplies: White paper Black paper Pink paper Scissors Glue stick Googly eyes Pencil if you want to draw the shapes you’re Read More »

origami toad

American Toad Origami

February 10, 2021

With the American toad being the animal of the week, how could we not make an origami jumping frog. I learned how to make these when I was in middle school and for some reason, it has stuck with me. It’s one of the best crafts I’ve done because you Read More »

groundhog craft

Make your own Punxsutawney Phil

February 3, 2021

With yesterday being Groundhog Day, I decided we should be able to make our own Punxsutawney Phil. Now you can have your own groundhog too! Let’s start with the supplies you will need.   Supplies: Brown paper, white paper, black paper Scissors Glue Pencil if you want to draw before Read More »