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Families looking for nature-based fun away from phones and screens will adore this wholesome children’s collection of cooking, crafting, and gardening projects, locally printed on 100% recycled paper.
In the Little Homesteader: A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom, young readers can try their hand at various spring-themed projects as well as learn interesting seasonal wisdom, and nature-related facts along the way.
Packed with fun ideas to keep kids occupied during holidays or at weekends, readers can discover the joy of sowing seedlings, learn how to care for baby chicks, brew dandelion tea and, craft windchimes from foraged materials.
The activities from author and homesteading teacher Angela Fanning include eco-friendly practices, such as recycling or reusing materials, and encourage readers to respect nature.
All the activities are broken down into steps, clearly explained and accompanied by AnneliesDraws’ adorably wholesome illustrations. The gardening and planting activities will suit any space, as they will work equally well on windowsills as in gardens.
The latest from theLittle Homesteader series, with these books readers can get creative, practice handy self-sufficiency skills, handcraft items for themselves or as gifts for loved ones, learn about nature, and celebrate the best of each season.
Find even more nature-centered seasonal fun in: Little Homesteader: A Summer Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom.
Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child, nurture creativity, and foster a deep connection with the living world. Winner of the Sustainability Award at the Independent Publishers Awards 2022, Ivy Kids books are planet-friendly, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally to where they will be sold.
About the Author
Angela Ferraro-Fanning is a self-taught first-generation farmer who built Axe & Root Homestead, a six-acre farm in central New Jersey. Originally a graphic and website designer by trade, she owned and operated her own design firm for over a decade. After the birth of her first child, she realized she wanted to be outdoors, aligning her life with the seasons and with nature. She now grows and preserves her own homegrown produce for her young family and runs a farm bustling with Clydesdales, geese and ducks for eggs, an apiary with ten beehives, sheep, and a small orchard. She shares this love for eco-conscious, self-sufficient living with others through social media as @axeandroothomestead, her books and online homesteading classes, public speaking, and regular contributions to publications such as Countryside Magazine, Backyard Beekeeping, and Backyard Poultry Magazines.
AnneliesDraws is an artist based in the Netherlands. She charms her 280,000 followers on Instagram with heartwarming and inspirational messages illustrated with her adorable drawings.
“Promote[s] a thoughtful relationship with the land”—Kit Ballenger, Booklist