What a fun, educational and creative week of #7daysofmushrooms!
To kick off the summer on July 1-7, 2021 a group of parent crafters joined in on the hashtag #7daysofmushrooms, organized by Millie @forest_roads. It was such an inspirational week that we wanted to share some of the BEST mushroom crafts on our blog!
We asked the hosts to pick their favourite mushroom craft that they made for mushroom week, and these are what they picked!
Check out the hashtag and these accounts on Instagram for more brilliant ideas!
A Beautifully illustrated Mushroom block puzzle painted by Millie @forest.roads
You can reuse old wooden blocks to paint your mushroom design onto!
Fun Paper Fairy Ring Centerpiece: Tutorial by Franni Shelton @my_seasonal_treasury
Check out her easy tutorial for making this darling mushroom center piece;
“I have always been enchanted with fairy rings and thought that creating a fairy circle around a candle would be a truly magical addition to any dinner table. All you need is a piece of printer paper, a pencil, a set of colored pencils (we used Lyra Waldorf Edition colored pencils from @bellalunatoys), and a pair of sharp scissors.”
1. Fold a piece of printer paper so that the bottom right corner meets the left edge of the paper (image 1).
2. Use scissors to cut off the excess strip of paper (image 2).
3. Fold the resulting triangle in half to create a smaller triangle (image 3).
4. Fold the outer corners inward to create an arrow shape (images 4 and 5).
5. Use scissors to cut off the excess pieces of paper (image 6).
6. Use a pencil to draw two half mushrooms onto the resulting triangle (image 7).
7. Use sharp scissors to cut out the shapes (image 8).
8. Open up your mushroom ring and color it using colored pencils.
For more great ideas, check out her website: https://www.duftdesregens.com
Fun and beautiful Mushroom print wrapping paper by Zoe Thorpe @zoe.thorpe
“With a few birthdays coming up this month, printing wrapping paper is a fun craft for the kids to help with the celebrations!
Stamps made out of POTATOES: Carve out a potato into the shape of a mushroom and stamp it onto large paper using red and white paint.
Beautiful embroidered mushroom Bookmark by GIn Bil @ginandmyliu
Freehand embroidery, using dark fabric and embroidery string.
She also makes gorgeous jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/myliudesign/
You can use recycled fabrics and up-cycle them into cool patches!
Whimsical Faerie Toadstool Nightlights by Leah Damon @leahdamon
“I recently created these simple mushroom nightlights out of white felt and dried ferns for my boys’ room! Even though they have never slept with a nightlight, we love to sing by lamplight each evening before they sleep in the peaceful dark, and we enjoy setting our lanterns aglow on moody and stormy days like today!”
Lovely Mushroom window suncatchers by Arijana @im_the_simon
“We made floral mushroom window transparencies using dried flowers and leaves, and sticky paper! This is an easy craft that you can do with your kids. I find that they love decorating anything using sticky paper.”
Gather leaves and flowers from a nature walk to create this beautiful Craft!
Toadstool Town! 🍄PRINTABLES by: @morningstogether
“Loving this sweet setup by @littlestwildlings using my freebie mushroom house templates! (Easy to find on my website by clicking the “Freebies” link in my bio!)
It’s really wonderful to create something, and then watch other mamas turn it into something even more fun!”
Recycled Cardboard Toadstool Hats by Angela @acorns.and.aprons
+ mushroom walking sticks
Check out our blog post to recreate the recycled cardboard mushroom hats: