There are few birds more ridiculous, frivolous, fabulous, and original than the flamingo. Whenever we go to the zoo I end up taking pictures of them, even though I’ve seen them many times. They’re just so absurd, with those legs for miles and...
We love birthdays here at Handmade Charlotte. (Duh!) If you ask any kid what their favorite day out of the entire year is, we’d bet the big bucks their answer would be their birthday. It’s the one day that gives you an excuse...
Butterflies are so beautiful…watching them fly makes me really happy! This beautiful feeder made from recycled household objects will bring butterfly visitors to your garden all summer long. Aside from their obvious loveliness they are amazing pollinators, so let’s help the ecosystem by encouraging...
I love a good flea market and visit them often. Next week, every Michaels store in partnership with their style partner, Gymboree, will be hosting their own craft projects inspired by visits to flea markets. Michaels is also offering a kids’ summer crafting program,...
Even in today’s world of smartphones and shrinking attention spans (now shorter than goldfish), there is something captivating about the simple pleasure of guiding a kite as it travels across the sky. Our family loves flying objects. This summer we made some kites ourselves. We had...
There is nothing better in the summer than all of the fresh fruit just waiting to be plucked, squeezed, and loved to death. I keep looking at our apple tree just willing those apples to grow bigger and ripen faster! It seems only...
Every year I say the same thing, and this year is no different. We’re all a broken record when it comes to summertime: it’s going by too, too, too fast! In fact, I wish I could just hit repeat on summer in general,...
Should we be thinking about back-to-school already? Maybe not, but with school supplies hitting the shelves so rapidly, I can’t stop thinking about that first-day-of-school excitement. As adults, we don’t get too many opportunities to start fresh like that. I find myself missing...
Summer is a great time to be outdoors more than usual. You might be taking long walks at your local forest preserve, going on a camping trip, or simply enjoying some backyard time. However you choose to take in this great big world,...
July fourth is coming up this weekend! How are you going to celebrate this summer holiday? We’re probably going to eat hamburgers, attend a small carnival, and then watch fireworks! I’m super excited to celebrate this holiday with my preschooler because it’s always...