Tutorials & Guides


How to Make a Wall Hanging with Sticks

twig wall hanging

Here are Lewis Toad's instructions for how to make a wall hanging with interesting twigs and string. It's a nice craft to do at home with your findings from a nature walk, and a nice way to explore balancing things and finding their centers of gravity.

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Homemade Finger Paint

Here's how to make homemade finger paint - edible but not delicious - with things you may already have in the back of your kitchen cabinet: cornstarch and food coloring. Plus, finger painting activities that are fun for the whole family.

Phoebe & watercolor

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How to Care For Your Hazel Village Toys

We love that our dolls and animals don’t just sit on a shelf, but become part of our young friends’ daily lives. Our toys are made for the long haul, but if you take some care washing them, they will be with you longer. Here’s how:

How to Care for Hazel Village Toys

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Easy Crafts for Kids: Paper Weaving with Max Raccoon

Max Raccoon says that one of his favorite easy paper crafts is paper weaving. He wants to make woven paper placemats for all is friends, to decorate their table for The Icicle's First Twinkle. See how he does it!

Max Raccoon's Paper Weaving Placemat Kid's Craft

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How to Make Mini-Quilts for Your Dolls with Smith’s General

Our friends at Smith’s General in Maine are quilt-making experts, so we were most honored when they used some of our leftover fabrics for a series of beautiful one-of-a-kind doll quilts, which you can shop for here. Better still, they’ve shared a pattern and tutorial to make your own doll quilt! 

Nicholas Bear Cub with Doll Quilt

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