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Total Time afternoon or evening Ages school-age Create this cool and crafty crocodile for a fun and creative craft. What you'll need 16.9-ounce plastic soda bottle Bottle caps Craft knife Scissors Clear packing tape Hot-glue gun White rice White glue and water Tissue paper in assorted colors Paintbrush Waxed paper Craft foam in assorted colors Googly eyes How to make it Form the body and legs: With a craft knife and scissors (parents only), cut two 16.9-ounce bottles in half, then trim one of the bottom pieces to 3 inches.
Can you believe this nice craft was made from trash? It was a simple plastic bottle. Now it is transformed to an awesome piece of art or decoration. Before I start the instructions how to make it, let me tell you a story. One morning, I was driving on Riverwatch Pkwy (Augusta, Georgia).
The lanterns may look intricate, but it takes only half an hour to make one. They appear festive and ethereal by day and, if you place low-wattage lightbulbs inside, softly radiant by night. The lanterns are monochromatic, but you can play with the design by creating an ombre pattern (gradations of the same color) or stripes. You can even use green disks at the tops of the lanterns so that they resemble berries with leafy stems.
I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home.
We are at our little cottage in Dalarna and we are fixing it up. So we are able to use it even in the winter. (Dalarna is in th middle/north of Sweden. To me and Jenny it’s north but Sweden is a very tall country so I guess we are not even in the middle).
In a burst of festivity, I decided we should have some Halloween decorations in the house. Something 1) dramatic, 2) super cheap, and 3) didn't require me to go to the store. Behold: trash bag spiderwebs. To make these, lay a trash bag out flat. Trim off the sides and bottom so you're left with two big rectangles of plastic. Cut each piece into an approximate square (eyeballing it is fine.)
Note from Design Mom: I asked Kate of Mini Eco to create a Back to School themed project for us to try. I think making beads out of colored pencils is brilliant! Wouldn’t these beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party. Here’s Kate: Lately I have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry.
You're probably familiar with Cathrineholm enamelware , a line of iconic kitchen products made by a Norwegian factory that closed in 1970. Vintage Cathrineholm pieces now cost an arm and a leg. But paper is cheap! Perhaps some DIY votive holders will suffice until we win the lottery? First I wrapped a glass candleholder with a piece of tracing paper and secured it with tape. Anything white and translucent will do the job; try parchment paper, tissue paper, or vellum if you've got some.