Potato : the star of your kitchen

Of course you can do many things with potatoes. Baked, roasted, puree, stirred fry etc But it is also a great beauty product thanks to its lifting properties, you can make a snack with the leftovers and finally some DIY stamps and glue. Looking for some glue? Everything is ready but you can’t find anyContinue reading “Potato : the star of your kitchen”

Tips for a warmer house

Winter in 2021 is cold and different from the previous ones. Because we have to stay inside most of the time, electricity bills may be higher… So here are some tips to feel a bit warmer. You will find financial help, simple trips and some low cost DIY (let’s make rice sock and draught stopper).Continue reading “Tips for a warmer house”

Brighten up your day by making a candle

#Video below Children should be supervised at all time for this activity. For making candles, nothing easier. You will need A container: old packaging cut a the desired size and shape, or a jar, or a tea cup Wax: soya wax, beeswax or old candles Wick: toilet paper leaf twisted VERY tight Smell: natural suchContinue reading “Brighten up your day by making a candle”

Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?

#Video belowIn this activity you are going to learn how to make a Kokedama. It is a Japanese technique to hang plants using moss, twine and soil. It is a bit messy so even if you want to do a kokedama for an indoor plant, try to be outside! You need:-A plant (indoor or outdoor)-Moss.Continue reading “Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?”

How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)

The courgette is a wonderful vegetable with a distinct female and male flower. 🥒🥒🥒 🌸 The male flower will have a stalk and the female flower will have a fruit. 🌻 If the female flower is not pollinated, the plant will abort and you won’t have fruit. That is why pollinators are extremely important. ItContinue reading “How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)”

How to make butterfly feeders!

🦋 Butterflies are great pollinators and they are so gorgeous to watch! You can help the butterfly conservation by counting them. https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ This video will show you how to make 2 types of butterfly feeders: Remember, use anything you have in your house! Recycling is the best! 🌼 To make a flower you will need:Continue reading “How to make butterfly feeders!”

Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun! For the bee, I have used: 1 can (body) Acrylic paint * 2 lids (eyes) 1Continue reading “Making a bee and funny labels – DIY”