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Remember making designs on shrinkable plastic as a kid, then sticking them in the oven and watching them shrivel? The shrunken designs were fun to trade with friends as a kid, now they're fun to wear as adults. The crafting smarties at Photojojo devised a way to turn ordinary photos into wearable art that's reminiscent of the Shrinky Dinks many of us spent hours making back in the day. The supplies you'll need are easy to get and most of them you'll probably have on hand already. Most craft stores carry inkjet-printable shrink plastic—or, "biaxially oriented thermoplastic polystyrene" if you want to get technical.
A Basic Envelope Book Materials Needed: To create a basic envelope book you will need:
In my quest for summer activities to entertain the boys I started reminiscing about a foam making toy I had as a kid. It was sort of shaped like a big plastic lolly pop with terry cloth on one side. You dunked it in water, put a little bubble soap on it and then blew into a tube. It didn’t make regular soap bubbles, it made long foamy snakes.
Okay, everyone HAS to try this. It's so easy and fun. I saw this on Happy Things and she saw it on Steve Spangler Science . You draw on fabric with Sharpies (I suppose you can also use other types of permanent markers. I happen to have a lot of Sharpies.) Draw a design that is at least an inch in diameter.
Build this Hula Hoop Rug and other fun t-shirt crafts.
In South Africa, recycling is way of life that not very many people incorporate into their daily routine. Partly because we do not have the facilities or many places that offer this service, but mainly because most people are too lazy to think about what happens to their rubbish once they toss it in the bin. So instead of carelessly dumping your trash, one of the ways you can help give used things a second life, is to reuse your glass jars, and use them as novelty photo frames.