DIY Kid Activities: Memory Books

Summer is a time filled with memories: new friends, exciting experiences, and lots of adventures.  The perfect way to keep track of all you’ve done is to make a memory book.  Memory books can last forever, and serve as a great reminder year to year of all the people and places we saw in years […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Tin Can Planters

A traditional garden may be outside, in the ground, but at HealthBarn USA, we love to get creative with planting!  We’ve shared activities about making eggshell planters and newspaper planters, and now we wanted to show you how to make tin can planters.  Place them in windowsills to get plenty of sunlight.  They’ll not only […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Raspberry Fruit Spread

Berry season is upon us, and the campers at HealthBarn USA can’t get enough of those sweet-tart little fruits, whether it’s a strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry.  The berries will be gone in a couple of short months, but until then, we’ll put berries on everything!  Moms are thrilled that we created a fresh delicious […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Make Your Own Sunscreen!

Summer is here, and we can’t wait to spend our days outside in the garden!  But we also know how important it is to take care of our skin by wearing sunscreen.  Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle of sunscreen?  Lots of artificial ingredients!  At HealthBarn USA, we definitely prefer the […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Herb Vinegars

We love growing fresh herbs in the garden at HealthBarn USA.  They smell delicious and add tons of flavor and nutrition to the food we make with them.  A few weeks ago I wrote about how we like to make herb-infused oils, but we’re also big fans of herb-infused vinegars!  The addition of fresh herbs […]

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DIY Kid Activities: The Good Bug vs. Bad Bug Game

Bugs aren’t all so bad!  We often think of bugs as being icky, creepy crawlers, but bugs actually do great things for people and the environment.  When I first started HealthBarn USA in 2005, my gardener called me on my cell phone to tell me that we had a major problem in the garden.  Clearly, […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Pea Teepees

Peas are a great veggie to grow with children.  They grow quickly, don’t need much attention, and love to crawl as they grow which is fun to watch.  These teepees are super easy to make and are a very simple way to introduce the concept of trellising both outdoors or in large containers.  Time: 10 […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Hairy Caterpillar

Kids love bugs—so what better way to introduce them to gardening than with their very own silly hairy caterpillar?!  These caterpillars are easy to make, very cute, and super cool when they start to grow grassy hair in just a few short weeks! Time: 30 minutes, and a few weeks for grass to grow. Materials: […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Calendula Oil

Calendula oil is natural moisturizer made from the calendula marigold, which is a bright yellow or deep orange flower that is known for having anti-inflammatory properties.  It’s great for your skin, especially dry skin.  Skincare products made with calendula oil can be very expensive and are typically made with a small percentage of the oil.  […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Making Herb-Infused Oil

Making this herby olive oil is a fun activity to do with kids because it’s simple to do but makes a delicious, sophisticated oil for dipping, drizzling, and gifting!  It’s so pretty that it can even serve as a decoration for your countertop.  Kids will learn about herbs and how they add flavor to food. […]

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