What better way to guide your kids into a green lifestyle than playing and crafting together with them showing them there can be other purposes to something broken or used. Here is an activity you might enjoy with your kids: reusing a sponge, very simple and quick going green.
Natural pigments—those obtained from plants, animals, and minerals—have been used since prehistoric times. They’ve transcended history and even been used to create some of the most iconic paintings from the likes of Raphael, Matisse, and other prominent painters.
Though the use of these types of hues died down after the invention of synthetic and petroleum-based pigments were introduced, many artists still prefer to work with these naturally dyed colors as they’re environmentally-friendly and free of harmful toxins.
Invaluable created a fun, informative infographic that details some DIY projects you can create using natural pigments. Choose from painting, staining wood, or dying fabric below!
Based on the ancient Japanese art, Kokedama or “moss ball” gardens are becoming a new trend in indoor gardening. In this DIY Kokedama tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Japanese moss ball that can be suspended in mid-air by string or fishing line, or set down in a decorative tray or bowl.
Contrary to what one might think, kokedama are very easy to care for—easier than a traditional potted plant! In general, all they need is a bright location such as a window to provide them with adequate light, and a 5 minute soaking about once a week.
The process is simple and easy to do, so scroll down, read the guide, and you can be on your way to creating your own hanging garden of Babylon in no time!
Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and transforming it into a new work of art with gold, the traditional metal used in Kintsugi. The name of the technique is derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery), which translate to mean “golden repair.” The scars and cracks of the broken ceramic become the focus and turn the object into something unique and exquisite.
If you’ve broken your favorite ceramic dish and want an elegant repair solution, follow this guide to making your own Kintsugi art. All you need is a few items and our step-by-step video tutorial below.
I had this old belt that I cut because it was too long and I had the rest of it stored to upcycle for so long that today I decided to sew an elastic band and wear it as a headband 💚 I’m not the great sewer but it does the job 😆 what do you think?