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 [...]

2017-05-08T21:07:53+00:00 July 31st, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Tin Can Planters

Tin Can Planters display creativity and grow herbs! 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 [...]

2017-05-08T21:11:57+00:00 July 24th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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!  Raspberry season is here, and we're all about [...]

2017-05-08T21:43:22+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Make Your Own Sunscreen!

Homemade sunscreen is all natural! (simplysweetsydney.wordpress.com) 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 [...]

2017-05-08T21:45:46+00:00 June 26th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

DIY Kid Activities: Herb Vinegars

Herb infused vinegars add extra zest to your salad dressing! (herbalgardens.com) 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, [...]

2017-05-08T21:56:05+00:00 June 19th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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 [...]

2013-06-05T08:00:09+00:00 June 5th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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! A “hairy” caterpillar for your garden! (spoonful.com) Time: 30 minutes, [...]

2017-05-08T22:06:21+00:00 May 29th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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.  [...]

2013-05-22T06:54:14+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

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. [...]

2017-05-08T22:13:23+00:00 May 15th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|