Sunday, October 14, 2012

Crafting with my kids: Milkweed babies


We have been observing the milkweed on many of our nature walks.


Monarchs need the milkweed to lay their eggs?

If you don’t have the milkweed, you don’t have the life cycle.

Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch

This weekend, we noticed that the milk weed had burst.


Location: The Brick Works

We collected some empty seed pods. I had picked up some roving wool in assorted colours at the Creativ Festival (there was a vendor who dealt in bulk about 8 oz for $3).  I found the project idea here with the instructions here.  You can also use peg dolls, like here.  We used an assortment of beads, acorns and acorn caps, peg dolls which we had on hand.  It was a sensory experience of the girls, they enjoyed the feel of the wool.


Wishing you a great week!  Our furnace was condemned by the gas company a few weeks back, the same year our house turned 100.  We are very much looking forward to getting a new one tomorrow.

Happy Crafting,



  1. oh good thing you are getting a new furnace ~ you're going to need it !

  2. Darling crafting project for your girls. Such beautiful colored wool. Love the shot of the milkweed babies next to your toadstools.

  3. So cute!! I love the babies in pods {and couldn't help pinning}:
    100 years old?! Quite a milestone, isn't it!

  4. Oh I do love your little milkweed babies, they look so adorable packed into their beds.

  5. Those are absolutely adorable! Love this project and those colorful babies.

    Morgan @ PDB :)

  6. The little babies are adorable. Hoping you are toasty warm very soon!

  7. Delightful KJ! I bet the girls loved making those.

  8. sweetness!! Might have to do this with my girls.


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