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TMA_Martin
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I am a mother of 2, an avid crafter, a long-time lover of nature, and a part time writer. I'm a former state park naturalist, and although that is no longer my official title, the love of parks and all things "nature-y" still resides within my heart. I hope I can pass on that same love and respect to my children.

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Pets & Animals
by TMA_Martin
5 years ago
Learn and Create: Attracting Owls to Your Backyard

Nature and crafts go hand in hand in this series of articles focusing on North American plants and wildlife. Each article is designed with kids and families in mind and includes an educational element along with a coordinating craft project. Today's topic: North American owls. These magnificent birds of prey boast some of the most interesting features in the animal world. Once we've learned about their special characteristics, we'll discuss ways to attract these silent creatures to your backyard. You'll also enjoy the craft project at the end of the article that shows kids how to create fun owl magnets.

Lifestyle
by TMA_Martin
5 years ago
Creative Indoor Scavenger Hunts for Kids

If you're looking for a fun indoor activity that will keep your kids busy for a while, this is it. I've given the traditional outdoor scavenger hunt a makeover and turned it into an entertaining and creative indoor activity for children of all ages.

Home & Garden
by TMA_Martin
5 years ago
Learn and Create: Building an Herb Garden with Your Kids

Nature and crafts go hand in hand in this series of articles focusing on North American plants and wildlife. Each article is designed with kids and families in mind and includes an educational element along with a coordinating craft project. Today's topic: common herbs and their many uses. You'll learn about the various ways we use herbs and how to start an herb garden in your home, complete with hand-crafted clay garden stakes.

Entertainment
by TMA_Martin
5 years ago
Creating with Polymer Clay: Tools and Tips to Jump Start Your New Hobby

Getting started in the world of polymer clay can be a daunting task for any crafter. From pasta machines to toaster ovens, this short article will provide you with a list of the 5 must-have tools and tips you'll need to begin creating gorgeous works of polymer art.

Entertainment
by TMA_Martin
5 years ago
Creating Pandora-Style Beads with Polymer Clay

The versatility of polymer clay never ceases to amaze. Not only is it incredibly easy to work with, but it can be used to mimic nearly anything, from stone and metals to fine jewelry. That being said, imagine the many uses a jewelry designer might find for such a remarkable medium. This article introduces one such idea, providing readers with inspiration to craft beautiful Pandora-style beads using polymer clay.

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