Make Your Own Plastic
You are never too old to learn something new! I had no idea that you could make your own plastic using milk and vinegar, did you?

After finding the directions in a book, Sarah from Frugal Fun 4 Boys tried …

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DIY Marble Run from Toilet Rolls

You might want to start saving toilet paper rolls now so you can have the kids try this fun game. Nicolette from, Powerful Mothering, explains how she created this marble run using 11 toilet paper rolls, a cardboard base, tape, …

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Coffee Filter Peacock Craft

The colorful feathers of this peacock are made by dotting coffee filters and bingo daubers or paint dot markers. Once the dots are on the coffee filters, they are moistened with a little water to get a watercolor design. This …

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How to Make Glove Monsters

By the middle of winter, many households find themselves with an orphaned glove or two. Instead of throwing them away, pull out a few craft supplies and some batting or Fiberfil and then craft some of these adorable monsters shared …

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Straw Beaded Bracelets

February is International Friendship Month so what better way to celebrate than tomake friendship bracelets? These aren’t your traditional friendship bracelets made with embroidery floss and beads, these are made using colorful straws that are cut into small pieces and …

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All these fun Nature crafts come from our sister site Craftbits.com.

Painted Rocks -
Rose Petal notebook -
Texture Tree -
Twig Canvas
Seashell Wind-chime
Moss Picture Frame

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When I first came across this post on boymamateachermama.com I had hoped it was an article on how to get my child to actually sit and do their homework. Then I thought maybe it had a secret parents compartment that …

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This Weather Roundup gives you 13 activities for your Weather themed lesson plan. The sunshine hand print plate would have to be one of my favorite as it can be made in a group or independently.

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Bottle Tops are one of those things you should automatically be saving. Even if you don’t have a use for them at some point your school or child care center will put our a request for them. Wouldn’t it be …

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The Water Project has just launched their new FREE water crisis lesson plans. Perfect for Elementary+ aged students.…

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Valerie from Inner Child Fun shares this fun tutorial for making stepping stones. These stepping stones are quick to make with minimum mess. Use recycled cereal boxes for the molds. Use a rapid set cement which you could mix in …

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I have recently started a milk bottle top collection next to my recycling bin. I don’t know what I am going to make yet but I am collecting them knowing one day I may need 100′s.

This link is …

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If you haven’t already seen these Igloos all over the internet then what igloo have you been hiding in? You will need around 450+ milk bottles so you better start drinking the good stuff.

Squidoo has some great links …

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Childs Play Music shares this article on creating musical instruments with scrap metal. How perfect would these be for yard play? Not only do they resemble up-cycled or reclaimed art they are practical and imaginative. I don’t think I would …

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planter1Since I live in Florida, strawberry season is coming to an end…but pretty much anywhere else in the country, the season is still ahead! You can make these adorable strawberry planters with your children, and introduce them to green living! …

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