49 responses to “twig easels and dragonflies- outdoor challenge”

  1. Get Crafty – June 2010 – Inspired by Nature « Redtedart's Blog

    […] at 5 Orange Potatoes brings us 2 for 1 – two lovely ideas for crafts with twigs! The dragonflies are super quick […]

  2. crookedmoonmama

    LOVE the twig art display…thank you for sharing!

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    […] Twig Easels (using twigs, of course!) @ 5 Orange Potatoes […]

  4. Josie

    We used to make these!!!!!!!!!!! When I was little. My little brother and I would make them whenever we got a postcard from somewhere interesting ( that counted everywhere beyond Devon, England where we live). We made them with garden twine and ours never worked awfully well as the twine made a lump at each end of the platform and the postcards would always slide off unless we got them on ‘just right’.
    Thank you so much for reminding me of those days, I think I will try some out with my own boys.

  5. Julia

    My girls will have so much fun with these crafts! Thank you for sharing them.

  6. AG Ambroult

    the twig easels are awesome. We are making these soon. and the mobiles are cute too. Lord knows we have plenty seed pods laying around. And now we can do more with them than sticking them on our noses 😉
    thanks for introducing Andrea’s artwork. I am now a huge fan.

  7. Valarie

    This is just fantastic. What a great way to display art. I love those little dragonflies too.

  8. TulsiLeaf

    love those drawings@

    I have dropped the ball with the outdoor play. The weather has been crazy around here lately and it’s made my allergies crazy. I did forget to snap a picture of my daughter playing outside to! Maybe a walk is in order to the creek.

  9. Heather

    This is so wonderful! What a great way to set up drawing, painting, and artistic expression. I love this, I really need to work with the kids on making these. THANK YOU for sharing this.

  10. Lisa C

    Love the twig easels. And that owl drawing is too cute!

  11. Alex in Canada

    beautiful dragonflies!
    we had a beautiful day at a new-to-us park. it was gorgeous, not only a playground park, but lots of nature with trees, a creek, a swamp, and the beach and lake!

  12. Rana

    I love these ideas. You guys are having way to much fun over there.


  13. elizabeth

    Love the easles. I think we will be making some of these soon. We headed out today on bikes. You can take a peek here: http://heartfelthomemaking.blogspot.com/2010/04/get-out-and-ride.html

  14. Amie Plumley

    Must make those easels!!! I just linked to you on my post about Nature Bracelets that we made in my classroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Catherine

    Ijust love these … the easels, the artwork, and the dragonflies!
    I finally posted just a few wildflower photos … still have others that I’ll get to sometime :) .

  16. Becky

    Love the dragonflies!
    Snail races were held at our place yesterday . . .

  17. Sherri

    You have such wonderful ideas for embracing nature! I love all you do!

  18. Janelle @ Brimful Curiosities

    I love the twig dragonflies! Decided to join in the fun this week.

  19. Amy

    I really love the dragonflies. Adorable.

  20. Tawnie

    We haven’t missed a day since we started! It has been a blast :) My husband has been getting in on the fun too!

  21. Jeannie

    Oh, these are the sweetest ideas. Can’t wait to try them.

  22. MamaBird

    Love those twig easels – what a perfect way to display art on a nature table. Cute dragonflies too! We love making “nature art” here; thank you for some new ideas.

  23. Katie

    Perfect easel art idea! Am going to make them, thank you for the inspiration, x


    Katie, x

  24. Korina
  25. Mathyld / encore petite

    These easels are fabulous !
    And everyone should definitely own some Art by Andrea’s.
    She’s my sweet friend and one of my favourite Etsy artists, too !
    x x x

  26. Shady Lady

    I just love your creativity!!

  27. Rosina

    Cute idea to make easels with twigs :) We’ve got some mini ones similar to that that we made a couple of years ago that I put some of the kids water color paintings on during the year. I love displaying their artwork :)

    We had fun today munching on lettuce from the garden but quickly found out that we weren’t the only ones munching on it!

  28. andrea gutierrez

    p.s. i love the mobile idea too!

  29. andrea gutierrez

    lisa, i couldn’t think of a more perfect way to put those cards up. i am so thrilled by this post!!! nat and i have collect twigs all the time (just the other day, nat, much like your lovely ladies, said we should make stick bugs out of sticks). twig easels, so brilliant brilliant brilliant!! we have to make these now…
    big hearts to you and your girls ♥

  30. Joey

    Love the dragonflies and the mobile! Great ideas.

  31. Andrea

    I’ve had so much fun with this challenge! Today we went ladybug hunting in a field of wildflowers!

    The dragonfly mobile is so cute – definitely filing that one away for a future project

  32. Nancy

    Pretty art, clever easels!

    I blogged about our outdoor walk last week–although we love our walks, this one was a bit unusual for us:

    so fun to see what everyone is up to~

  33. Becca

    Oooh, love these! Especially the little dragonflies!


    We gardened.


  34. Michelle

    I love both your ideas for twigs! What a fabulous way to bring nature indoors.

    We had a pretty simple, but very nice day today… http://urbancottagehomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-outdoor-challenge-monday_19.html

  35. Ashley O.

    OOOH! Love the easels! That’s such a fabulous idea! I already have a ton of little twigs collected so I will have to work on this to display my little artists work in our entry way!

    We played outside today! http://4get-regret.blogspot.com/2010/04/mud-pies-and-water-fun.html

  36. Ivy

    Oh that easel is perfect. I so need to try that the next time I collect sticks. And the little ladies came up with adorable dragon flies too — you’ve clearly passed on the crafty gene.

  37. Jen

    Those easels are great! And Andrea’s art is so whimsical….
    Here’s our latest activities.


  38. Lisa

    The twig crafts are very creative!

  39. Dawn

    I love the ideas you share here. Those twig easels are so cute, and so is the dragonfly mobile! My son was looking over my shoulder and wants to make dragonflies now.

  40. Jessica

    I love the dragonflies–so, so cute!!!

  41. sherry

    Stick easels! <>

    1. sherry

      uh…what did I do? That was supposed to say “love” where that weird symbol is. lol

  42. Cara

    Oh, I love the art! How beautiful. I think I’m definitely going to have to make a few of those easels for an early Mother’s Day gift to myself. 😉

    Thank you for the link! Today’s post is here…

  43. Desiree

    we will definitely be making those dragonflies tomorrow!! what a sweet idea!

  44. Lise

    I love those easels; thanks for the idea!

  45. angelina

    just posted ours for the day …its BIG!
    I LOVE the dragonflys..

  46. Michelle

    I love those easels!

    We spent some time peering into tide pools today.

  47. Robin

    Andrea those are beautiful!!!!!!!