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Submitted by Kayla Chong Thought your days of buying baby food were over? Think again. Head out to the market to pick up some mashed peas and carrots for this cool homemade snow globe. Don't worry, you won't have to force-feed your kid from a spoon.
We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find.
Got a recycling bin full of glass bottles? Why waste them when you could have a new table lamp, candle holder , shelving unit, hummingbird feeder, glass countertop , building block – even a whole glass-bottle house ? Reuse beer, wine and liquor bottles for these 13 fun and creative crafts and upcycling projects ranging up to a recycled bottle home and garden .
The kaleidoscope is one of those toys that make me nostalgic for my childhood. Today, just before children go back to school, I'd like to show how to make a homemade kaleidoscope toy. On the photo above you can see samples of what's seen through the kaleidoscope I've built with my kids. Each pattern is enclosed in a black circle because of the way I photographed them. In reality though, you should see continuous patterns throughout the field of view. You will need:
We have yet to meet a child who isn't into slime. Icky, sticky and awesome is where fun is had and this version keeps kids and surfaces both, clean along the way. It only takes pennies to create and is liquid one moment and solid as a rock another! Did we mention it can also clean your bathtub? Take that Play-Doh! What You Need
Hedra Lightshader is originally designed with 3d studio max and opened with pepakura designer. You may ask why this lightshader's name is hedra instead of triangle or sphere. Its hedra becouse it was modeled using hedra primitive and the core part (without big triangles)is kinda hedra.
This is one of my favorite tee refashions of all time. For a number of reasons. First, let me tell you that it wasn't my idea. Jen posted this on her facebook page and I jumped at the chance to have a crafty morning with her and watch her make it. Jen blogs at Upcycled Education -- a blog I recommend you peruse, especially if you're an educator-- formally or informally.
What do you get when you mix a cheap pair of flats, an old sweater, and lots of hot glue? Sweater boots!! Yay! I started with this:
I'm obsessed. There, I admitted it. I'm still going crazy with mason jars! The latest idea just sort of came to me; why not frost a mason jar to use as a luminary?
by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it!
I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring. I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make. They are made mostly from material found at a dollar store.
Happy Monday everyone! Today I am going to show you how to make this necklace and introduce my first giveaway! Below are the steps to make this tulle necklace. And to win this necklace, just leave me a comment below! A winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck!
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-297047" alt="2013 rca winner" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/2013-rca-winner.png?w=250&h=217" width="250" height="217" /> Hooray! Thanks everyone for voting for Craft — we won About.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards for best craft magazine! Have a creative and productive weekend, everyone. Like this: