Cayenne Pepper Plant This post about the cayenne pepper plant records how we are overwintering cayenne peppers from our garden and one way you canRead More »Handicraft: Overwintering a Cayenne Pepper Plant
DIY Skills are skills that you teach yourself. Self-learning skills explicitly aims at improving your personal set of Skills. If you teach your kids, you should also teach them skills and how to learn new skills. And remember, by teaching something, you reinforce your own learning.
What skills, exactly?
Many people have different ideas about what skills are most valuable. The DIY Skills you find here come from various sources. Some are life skills; some are lost skills that your grandmother might have known; some could be purely practical, like how to fix things. I’ve included many that we’ve learned via Charlotte Mason homeschooling, because the methods include handicraft, gardening and art skills.
There’s a lot of crossover when you start making your bucket list of skills to learn in your lifetime. Charlotte Mason thought you should set a feast for kids to learn from — here, I’m setting the feast of DIY Skills.
How work called “Help in the Garden” is a type of Charlotte Mason Handicraft Gardening as Handicraft We are looking at Handicraft in this post,Read More »How to Train a Future Gardener: Work in the Garden as Handicraft
Top 5 Essential Oils: Learning Aromatherapy for Beginners This post chronicles my learning project of essential oils that I started back at the beginning ofRead More »Top 5 Essential Oils: Learning Aromatherapy for Beginners
How to Make Packaging Cupcakes Individually a Learning Experience I’ve got a story about individually packaging of cupcakes for you today! And who doesn’t likeRead More »How to Make Packaging Cupcakes Individually a Learning Experience
Wood Craft Ideas from the Guide to Woodworking with Kids I’m going to reveal fantastic ideas about wood craft based on the “worth-every-penny” book byRead More »Wood Craft Ideas from the Guide to Woodworking with Kids
Woodworking skills: Seed Starting Shelf I’ve just completed my new seed starting shelf. It’s a woodworking project that was supposed to take an afternoon, itRead More »Woodworking skills: Seed Starting Shelf
Finding Good Woodworking Projects to Build Your Skills Winter is a good time to improve your woodworking skills. And how do you become a goodRead More »Finding Good Woodworking Projects to Build Your Skills
Essential Oil Crafts: Making a lip balm Have you ever tried any essential oil crafts? I’m making a lip balm for the first time ever.Read More »Essential Oil Crafts: Making a lip balm
“Painting miniatures for beginners” was not a handicraft that I specifically taught to my children. Yet, one son has embraced this hobby. He was aRead More »Painting miniatures for beginners: How did we learn that?