Ostara Spring Equinox Cards free printable template

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Every Ostara, also known as the Spring Equinox, we take that as a chance to send our family and friends some happy mail.  I use any excuse I can to send grandparents and great grandparents cute little gifts from the kids.  I made up this Ostara Cards free printable template to make it easy for you to as well.  Kids love to be involved, and sending mail is so much fun!  Plus, maybe if they are lucky whoever they send mail to will reciprocate and send them back a surprise in the mail too!

My friends and family are used to my eccentricities.  I am the only pagan in my family, but lots of pagan-friendly friends and family.  I think even if people get cards that say Ostara on it, they don’t care as they take it in the spirit it was meant.  It’s more fun for everyone as they get to learn something new, and not following the Pagan wheel of the year it’s a surprise when they may receive a random gift from us.  Seriously, make friends who are part of a different spirituality, it makes things much more unexpected with extra holidays around and you learn so much!

Do you prefer to do things paperless?  You like to save the environment?  Or simply want to save time and resources by doing it all online?  I have another option for you too, I got a sample at Paperless Post to try out their really cool site.  It’s a great alternative to still send some fun cards to your family and friends, but a lot easier as you can do it all online.  Some really fun ways to customize a card to send to someone.  It’s easy to find individual cards for each person you want to send a fun surprise too, there are even free options so make sure you check it out!

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Ostara Cards free printable template

Ostara Spring Equinox Cards - Do you like to send out seasonal cards to your family and friends? Check out below for a free printable and some tips to brighten up anyone's day.

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors & tape
  • Ostara Cards free printable template PDF (or use the graphic below)
  • Packet of seeds for every person you want to send it to
  • Glitter glue and other decorations
  • Envelopes & stamps

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Tip: Write the names in the “to” and “from” section BEFORE letting the kids destroy it with glitter glue, it’s REALLY hard after and not nearly as pretty.

 

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I did a similar post last year, because I love sending seeds so much to my family I do it each year!  Check it out below for different card ideas.




 

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Yule Sun Ice Catchers

Yule Sun Ice Catchers - Celebrate the Winter Solstice by making beautiful Yule Sun Ice Catchers, alone or with your kids, easy to make with ingredients you already have & fun!

 

It is almost time to celebrate the shortest day of the year, soon after the days start to get longer and we will see the sun more and more each day.  For this reason we celebrate the sun at the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule.  In our house I am always looking for ways to get the kids involved and excited in our celebrations too.  This year we are trying out these Yule Sun Ice Catchers after seeing some fun pictures on Pinterest.  What better way to celebrate the return of the sun than to make some Yule Sun Ice Catchers to catch the suns rays and make some pretty designs in the snow??

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I have a toddler and a preschooler, so my crafts have to be easy for both of them to do, but slightly challenging for my preschooler so she won’t get bored. My son likes to be right in there though so I have to be creative and adapt the Yule Sun Ice Catchers craft for each of them.

Yule Sun Ice Catchers - Celebrate the Winter Solstice by making beautiful Yule Sun Ice Catchers, alone or with your kids, easy to make with ingredients you already have & fun!

Supplies Needed:

    • Water
    • Food Colouring
    • Circular Tupperware containers
    • Smaller containers filled with coins or nails to weigh them down.
    • Fun shaped ice cube containers if you have, or regular if you don’t
    • Thick ribbon

 

Directions

  • Before you get the kids excited and involved (depending on the age), find some circular empty Tupperware containers.  Stick the weighted down little containers inside it a few inches from the edge (you will thread the ribbon for the Yule Sun Ice Catchers through here). I used some empty play dough mini containers, or ones for making baby food.
  • Fill with water a few inches (as thick as you want it to be) and stick in the freezer for an hour to an hour and a half to start to set.
  • Grab some ice cube trays, fill with water, and either alone or with a child helper, put a few drops of food colouring in each one and freeze for an hour too.
  • Once set for an hour, get the kids out, let them use a spoon to poke the ice a little and break it.  There are a few different patterns you can try:

    1 – drop a few coloured ice cubes inside the ice water
    2 – let the kids use food colouring and drop a few drops in to the ice or freezing water
    3 – or do both!

  • Refreeze overnight until completely frozen.
  • Let sit in hot water until it can come out of the container.  If the weighted down circle isn’t coming out put hot water in that until it slides out.   Keep an eye on it as it will melt quickly.
  • Take out the weighted down circle and thread a ribbon through.
  • Hang the Yule Sun Ice Catchers outside and enjoy how pretty it is!!!

 

 

Final Results

My daughter was much better at the food colouring drops than my son was, he just squeezed the whole bottle so he got a lot more guidance, my daughter could do it more on her own.  My son probably made most of them more coloured than anticipated as he kept poking and stirring, but I still like how it turned out!

 

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover

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Do you have someone in your life who is into holistic healing or a more natural approach?  Are pagan, hippy, or just like aromatherapy?  This Holiday Gift Guide for the Essential Oil Lover is for you then!  Essential oils are amazing.  They can help so much, for improving your mood, helping with depression, anxiety, sleep issues, colds, flus, and much more.  Here are some gifts the essential oil lover in your life is sure to get some use out of.

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A Diffuser

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You can never have too many diffusers, one for every room in the house in a lot of people’s opinions!  There are a lot of different types and styles, but it’s a gift, so go nuts and have fun choosing one you think they would love.

 

Diffusing jewelry

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Beautiful bracelets with natural stones, pendants to wear as necklaces, there are lots of options to get beautiful pieces to wear on the go and still get the benefits of essential oils (or EO’s).

 

Essential Oils storage bag

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A pretty bag or case to carry all their EO’s in.  A way to keep them organized and visible.  This is my personal favourite one HERE, I like to be able to see each one so it is easy to grab and go and helps to prevent mix-ups when you have a few bottles that look alike.

 

More Essential Oils!

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Whether it is a new blend they may need, their favourite oil that you know they go through often, or a fun new one to try out, you always need more oils!

 

Tools to help them make things with their own EO’s:

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  • Empty roller bottles
  • Lip gloss containers
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Beeswax
  • Glass spray bottles
  • Carrier oils such as grapeseed oil, fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.

 

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I am not affiliated with any of these company’s, just showing examples of products I like and would recommend.  If you want ideas on brands comment below and I can tell you my favourites.

 

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Monthly Crafting Book Club for September – Happy Pumpkin Day Mouse

Happy Pumpkin Day Mouse - Happy Pumpkin Day Mouse is a FANTASTIC book for little kids. Come see what easy crafts the Monthly Crafting Book Club has created for September's book!

 

This book has been a favourite of my family for two years now.  Toddlers just LOVE It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse by Laura Numeroff, same series as if You Take A Mouse To School series.  Between the counting, learning facial features, and pumpkin fun my kids squeal with excitement over this book and make me read it over and over again.  Now that my son is almost two (not till Christmas) he adores this book and yells “eek” and “boo” over and over again.

It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse is the book of the month in the Monthly Crafting Book Club for September.  I formed a group of bloggers after Christmas last year who would be interested in participating in a monthly blog series where we all do a craft or activity based on the same book.  It’s been a great success and I have loved to see what everyone comes up with.  If you think you might be interested in joining us join our Facebook Group HERE and check out the upcoming books to see if you would be interested in joining us.  You are not obligated to participate every month and can pick and choose which ones you want to participate in.

 

Check out our past month’s crafts below:

January – Barnyard Dance

February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

March – ABC’s

April – Piggy in the Puddle

May – Five Little Monkeys

June – A Camping-related book

August – A Back to School-related book

 

This month I choose to do pumpkin faces with my kids, a great way to recognize emotion and teach my son matching.

Materials Needed

  • Orange Paint
  • Empty Egg Carton
  • Sharp knife, paint brushes, etc.
  • Markers
  • It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse Book by Laura Numeroff

Instructions

  • Use a knife to cut apart the egg carton.  I find a knife is easier than scissors, but whatever floats you boat.
  • Next I had my kids paint the egg cartons orange.
  • I let them dry overnight (or maybe two until we had time to come back to it).
  • I took the book and copied the faces of the pumpkins onto our egg carton pumpkins.
  • I gave the kids each a marker and the extra egg shell pumpkins and had them decorate as well.

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Put It All Together

We grabbed the book and the egg carton pumpkins and laid them out on the floor so we could see all the faces.  As we read the book we picked out the pumpkin that matched the emotional pumpkin on the page, usually imitating it ourselves.  “This pumpkin is sad”, we all made sad faces and found the sad pumpkin. We did this for the whole book until we matched all the pumpkin faces to the right page.

 

And repeat!

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The kids loved doing this, it was super easy, they got to get messy (always a favourite), and read a book together which is also fun.  By incorporating a the book with a craft it encourages them to read more, they are more likely to remember it with the craft, and it prolongs the story and makes It more enjoyable for them.  We love reading in this house and I want to foster that love and make it as interactive as possible to further their interest in reading.

 

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How to Make an Outdoor Mabon Altar

How to make an Outdoor Mabon Altar - Want a fun & easy way to include your kids in the craft?  Try these tips on how to make an outdoor Mabon altar, family-friendly and critter-friendly.

Mabon around the corner!  Fall is by far my favorite season, my favourite sabbat, Mabon is also in Fall.  If you are looking for tips on how to make an outdoor mabon altar to help bring your practice to your backyard then look no further!  I have a huge tree with tons of squirrels in my backyard, and two young kids, so everything has to be safe for fur and human baby alike, festive, and fun.  Here are some tips on how to make an outdoor altar, or just a fun place outside to celebrate the changing of the seasons and Fall.

Step 1

First you need to choose a location, not the busiest location, but not hidden in the back as you want a chance to enjoy it right?  Choose a place in sight, but not high traffic area.

Step 2

Decide on your materials.  Here are some fun things to incorporate into a Mabon Altar:

  • Apples
  • Pumpkins
  • Leaves
  • Twigs
  • Pine Cones
  • Acorns
  • Candles
  • Herbs
  • Statues
  • Fairies
  • Representatives for the elements: water, incense, candles, soil, etc.

Step 3

Plan your set up, are you placing it right on the ground?  On a stump, rock?  A little table?  Pick your location and start planning how you want to set it up.

Step 4

Enlist the help of your kids to help you set it up (don’t worry once they get bored you can always re-do it afterwards) getting them involved in your family Mabon Altar is half the fun!  Explain to them why you are making it, for us we are saying goodbye to summer and hello to Fall.  We are celebrating the second harvest festival and gearing up to Mabon.

Step 5

Leave an offering.  This is the fun part, get the kids to help choose.  It can be as simple as an apple, or as elaborate as getting them to help bake a baked good using some harvest foods.  For a delicious Pumpkin Muffin recipe the kids are sure to love click here.  I like to enclude a beverage too, apple cider is the best (non-alcoholic of course), or milk or water will work too.  We like to say a quick thanks to the God and Goddess for their ambundent harvest before leaving the offering on the altar.

Step 6

Come back and visit often.  Leave more offerings (food or items), tidy up, and refresh with some nice energy.  You can chant some fall chants.  We like Hoof and Horn (click here to see it) to raise up some energy or use your song as an offering.

My kids had a lot of fun making the altar.  I keep finding random objects on it, pictures, special (to them) stones, sticks, etc.  It’s a really fun way to get them involved.  My yard squirrels are loving the apples too!

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Nature Stone Spiral Craft

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I love spirals! A few years ago I went to a women’s retreat (Women’s Red Spiral) and we each brought a stone to contribute to the spiral and then paint red. It was beautiful and a great memory.  Spirals are great for a lot of purposes, but a stone spiral circle is used frequently for meditating. You make them big enough so it is like a path to walk. If you need to de-stress, want to meditate, or just connect with nature this is a great way to do it. Just take a deep breath (ground and centre) and walk the spiral to relax and let your concerns fall away.

I decided it was time to introduce my daughter to meditating and stone spirals, but in an age appropriate way for a three-year old.

Materials Needed:

  • Canvas for painting
  • Coloured paint: green, brown, silver, white, black
  • Sponge and paint brush
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Assorted stones

Instructions:

  • Dampen your sponge a bit and squeeze out the access water.
  • Put some dots of paint on your canvas, green and brown mostly, I like to add some silver to add a bit of shimmer.
  • Use your damp sponge to lightly brush the sponge across the canvas and mix the colours together.
  • While that dries, take the kids outside to collect some little stones.
  • Using a paint brush, I used black paint any colour you want will work though, paint a spiral on the canvas, starting from the centre and working its way out.
  • Heat the glue gun and try to tap off some of the dirt off the stones or they won’t glue as well.
  • Using the glue gun attach the stones one at a time to your spiral.

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To play with your spiral you can teach your child a few different ways, these were my favourites:

 

I taught her to use her finger and try to deep breath as she traced the spiral to the centre with her finger, then back out again still tracing with her finger.

 

I went through her toys and found little Strawberry Shortcake figurines and brought those out for the kids. Using the figurines they “walked” the spiral with the figurines and traversed the stone spiral in and out with them.

 

It may not exactly be meditating but it’s a start to get them to calm down and relax, maybe learning some breaths as they go.  I love the look of concentration on their face as they focus on the spiral, I may even use this if she is freaking out and needs some help calming down.

 

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June Kid Craft Challenge: Nature Inspired Craft

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Nature Inspired Portraits by The Resourceful Mama

Mud Kitchen Food by The Gingerbread House

Flower Petal Suncatcher by Play & Learn Everyday

Nature Stone Spiral Craft by Raising Fairies & Knights

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Spring Pom Pom Tree

As part of the Kid Craft Challenge held by Kim over at The Resourceful Mama, I had to come up with a pom pom craft this month.  I decided to do a spring tree with my daughter and am thrilled with how it turned out.

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Materials Needed:

  • Twigs collected from outside
  • A pretty string, ribbon or thread to tie the sticks
  • Pom poms in various Spring colours
  • Glue Gun
  • Decorative butterfly’s

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Instructions:

  • Grab a pretty ribbon to tie around the base of the sticks (a few inches from the base) tightly and around and around to try and anchor them together.
  • Use the glue gun to attach the pom poms to the tree.
  • Once again, use the glue gun to attach the butterfly decorations, I liked to put them on the pom poms as it almost looked like flowers and they were landing on it.
  • I put them in a vase and filled the vase with the remaining pom poms to help stabilize it in the vase.

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Finished Product

My three-year-old, Bee, loved helping with this.  She had seen me use a glue gun before and desperately wanted to use it so I used this as a great opportunity to teach her about glue gun safety and hot/burning.  I put the glue on the tree branch and she attached the pom pom on top, being careful not to touch, or I put it directly on the pom pom and squeezed it onto the branch.  Bee even helped me squeeze the trigger and put the glue on the pom pom or butterfly, it was a lot of fun and she had a great time picking out the coloured pom poms for me to put on or which one she wanted to put on next.

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Are you looking for other ways to celebrate Ostara or Spring?

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Here are my past crafts as part of the Kids Craft Challenge:

Minnie Mouse Plant - IGFootprint Egg Wreath + Free Printable - Time to get ready for Spring! Make this cute and easy Footprint Egg Wreath with your kids to decorate. Free printable to welcome Spring / Easter / Ostara, whichever.Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - A cute Valentine's Day wreath to make with your child from their handprints. A fun decoration for anyone's house during the love season!

 

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs below to see what pom pom crafts they came up with.

May Kid Craft Challenge: Pom-Pom Craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft  by The Resourceful Mama

Pom-Pom Flowers by Craft Create Calm

Spring Pom-Pom Tree  by Raising Fairies and Knights

Elmer the Elephant by Adventures of Adam

Pompom Cupcake Pencil Topper by Teach me Mommy

Pom Pom Monsters by Kidz Activities

Pom Pom Pets by A Mommy’s Adventures

 

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What to do with essential oils

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You like to use essential oils.  You found a whole bunch of oils you like and you looked up tons of different things to try and do.  You know what properties they can help with, now, what on earth do you actually do with the oil?  It can be so easy to collect different kinds of essential oils then have them sit in your closet and gather dust because you do not know how to use them, or you forget to use them, or you are just overwhelmed.

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Here are some of my tips on using your essential oils:

  • Put 3-5 drops in a diffuser and diffuse in your living room or in your room at bedtime to help you sleep.
  • Use it in an oil burner with a candle under it.
  • Dilute in the bath for a nice relaxing bath, add some baking powder to make it a detox bath.
  • Use a carrier oil and apply it directly to your wrists, temples, and other pulse points.
  • Place a few drops in an aromatherapy bracelet/necklace.
  • Whip coconut oil with a mixer (it changes texture and gets light and fluffy) and add some drops to it to rub on your body at the afflicted areas.

I recently made lotion for the first time, using Shea butter, coconut oil, grape seed oil and various essential oils.  I quite like the texture and how soft it is.

Lavender Roller Ball

My favourite way to use essential oils is in a roller ball.  I recently got into this and I am making roller balls for everything.  I have a great one to help with headaches, one to help with menstrual cramps, and another one to help when my kids are making me crazy!

If you want to get fancy you can make products with them like bath salts, bath bombs, lip gloss, rollerball, lotions and lots more.

You can even just sniff them in the bottle!  That can help too!

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Disclaimer – The only thing I don’t do is ingest them, I tried once to put it in water and drink it and it made me feel funny, I do not recommend drinking it.

How do you use your essential oils once you have them?  It’s so easy to collect them, but remembering to use them and how to use them when you need them is more important.

 

 

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Celebrating May Day with your Family

Beltane or May Day is one of my favourite  sabbats.  There is something so magical about Spring and celebrating the returning of the plants and flowers.  Exactly six months (half a year) from Halloween or Samhain, it is almost the opposite to Samhain.  Instead of the veil between the worlds being thinnest to visit your relatives, this time the veil is thin for the fairies to come through and visit us.

This is a holiday for fertility and creation.  If you are hoping for a baby, now is the time to get your groove on and hope some of the fertility of the season will rub off on you.  Otherwise, it’s a great holiday for creating, make a drawing, invent some music, bake or cook, plant a garden, anything that you feel is creating something.

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Some ways you can celebrate May Day with your family:

  • Wash your face with the dew of the morning grass, it will bring the blessings of youth and make you as beautiful outside as inside.
  • Dance around a may pole.
  • Make ribbon sticks and dance with them outside in the sun.
  • Wear flowers in your hair.
  • Make a flower head wreath.
  • Jump over a candle, bon fire, or other representative.
  • Celebrate life, enjoy your body, run, jump, play in the grass, climb trees, etc.
  • Leave a bowl of milk out for an offering to the fairies.
  • Make a May Day basket, out of woven paper.
  • Along with the season, celebrating fertility, also means celebrating your mother!  Mother’s day is coming up, celebrate some of the amazing mother’s in your life.
  • Bake some honey bread, eat some and leave some as an offering outside to the critters.

Beltane - May Day or Beltane is here! Here are lots of fun easy ways to celebrate with your family and welcome in this holiday of creating.

Have you heard of May Day or Beltane before?  Do you have any celebrations in your area?

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Ostara Greeting Cards

My daughter loves to send mail and give presents, so we use any excuse (usually seasonal) to send out some cards to people.  It’s a great activity to do with kids and really helps to build the excitement of a holiday.  I love how it teaches her about giving to other people.  It is better to give then receive, let’s drill that into them now!

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Materials Needed:

  • Packets of seeds
  • Printable for cards
  • Scrap paper
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Envelopes (if mailing)

I cut out all the printables and had my daughter pick out the scrap book paper and type of seeds to go with each person.  We glued the printable on the front and the seeds on the back.  Then she decorated some with markers and stickers, depending on her mood.

Spring into Spring by planting some veggies for your garden

We had a blast and it took up over half an hour of the dreaded “witching hour” as we were waiting for daddy to come home on Friday afternoon and have dinner.   She asked to make some for her Nursery School teachers too and loved handing them out to family, teachers, and a few friends.  Plus of course dropping some off in the mailbox.

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Ostara Greeting Cards - PT

What are your favourite plants/flowers to plant?

Please comment below!

Ostara Greeting Cards

You could also do this as part of the #connectingchallenge this month.  Click the post below for more information.

Friends and Family Connecting Challenge - IG




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