There's a new issue of Nuno out and the theme this time around is Painted Desert! The creators, sisters Elizabeth and Rachel, have put together 116 ad-free pages that are full of unique crafts and inspiration from the beautiful American Southwest.
Although geared towards adults, there are many projects that are doable by kids with and without a grown-up's help. I love that almost all of the crafts use recycled materials or materials repurposed from the thrift store.
This beautiful leather mouse pad immediately caught my eye - someone will be making this for a solstice gift this year! You'll find several other projects that would make great gifts as well.
Other favorites are these matchbox dioramas and box mats - perfect for framing some American Southwest inspired artwork!
I don't want to give it all away but you can see more in a preview and get some behind-the-scenes info on the Nuno Magazine blog.
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The Handmade Adventures of Captain Crafty has this free printable that makes into a hen and chicks lacing toy. This is one of those great kid activities to have tucked away in your bag for a last minute distraction.
Teacher Tom shares a post on using the glue batik method with preschool aged kids - check the comments on the post for more information. They combined them all into a great looking prayer flag garland!