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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Recycle something trash to something cute??

Make your own bird feeder!!

Here is a simple craft that you can do with your kids and only take a few mins and very little material. This is a good way to recycle a water bottle/soda bottle, and you can use any size. Just make sure the bottle is dry. Then poke a hole and slide sticks, or even old wooden spoons through the hole. then add your bird seed and voila, A bird feeder!!!  Be creative the possibilites are endless!!  The birds are fun to watch, and I am sure they will thank you!!

Backyard Bird Feeder

Make your own figurines!!!

Here is another fun craft to make with your kids (great for a rainy day!!) All you need is bottles, cartons, yard and a whole lot of creativity...These are sooo cute!!! need I say more?
It's a String Thing

  • Clean plastic bottle
  • Double-sided tape
  • Yarn (we used 24 yards to cover a 10-inch-tall bottle)
  • Scissors
  • Wooden spoon
  • Paint, markers, or crayons
  • Accessories such as googly eyes, ribbon, beads, and tacky glue
  1. Place 4 equally spaced strips of double-sided tape vertically up the sides of the bottle. Wrap double-sided tape horizontally around the bottom and top edges of the bottle and around any contours where the yarn might slip.
  2. Attach one end of the yarn near the bottom edge of the bottle with a small piece of double-sided tape. Then, working from the bottom up, wrap the entire bottle with the yarn. Make your rows tight enough that you no longer see the plastic, but not so snug that the yarn is stretched thin.
  3. To switch to a different color, simply knot the new shade to the old and snip off any dangling threads. Once the entire bottle is covered, tie off the yarn at the neck.
  4. Draw facial features on the bowl of the spoon with paint, markers, or crayons. Decorate the rest of the doll any way you like. You might glue on yarn hair, tie on a pretty necklace, or add clothing, such as a doily skirt. Once you're finished, drop the handle of the spoon into the bottle. (If yours is top-heavy, put some dry lentils or rice in the bottom.)

    Build a Skyscraper!!!

    Have you ever given your child a gift and he seems to like to box better? You have you just moved and have a lot of moving boxed around??? Let them use their creativity and build their own skyscraper!!! Hours of fun I promise!!

    A big case of boredom sometimes requires a big cure--like this towering, build-it-yourself skyscraper. Made from stuff you already have around the house, it can keep children busy for hours. Start by collecting cardboard boxes in various sizes.
    Tape the boxes shut with packing tape, then stack and tape them atop each other. Using markers or crayons, your kids can decorate the boxes with windows, columns, gargoyles, mailboxes and so on. They might also add some 3-D touches, such as tissue paper flowers and bushes, construction paper flags or even some plastic figurines.

    CRAFTER'S TIP: If you don't have plain brown boxes, wrap yours with butcher paper or turn them inside out and tape them back together.

    Build a Skyscraper

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