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Craft Page: How to make Non Toxic Natural Craft supplies and materials for kids. Healthy, eco friendly, green paste, dyes, glue, glitter, clay, paper,paint, play dough, more

Craft Page: How to make Non Toxic Natural Craft supplies and materials for kids. Healthy, eco friendly, green paste, dyes, glue, glitter, clay, paper,paint, play dough, more
Natural Bubble Soap Solution Tools needed for this project Container like Plastic jar 1 cup water 2 Tbs light karo syrup or 2 Tbs glycerin 4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid Directions: Mix together and have fun! For Colored Bubbles: Containers 1 cup granulated soap or soap powder 1 quart warm water Liquid food coloring Plastic straws Dissolve soap in warm water. Handmade Paint Brushes for Kids Make paint brushes from a variety of recycled materials! Make Non Toxic Glitter This glitter can be used for almost any type of project and may even be mixed with glue for special crafts Tools needed for this project Baking Pan Jar 1/4 cup of salt (or granulated sugar) 1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Oven for 10 mins Directions: 1/2 cup coarse salt (non iodized) or 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 -10 drops food coloring (a drop at a time), adjust for desired color Measure salt or sugar into a clear jar with a tight fitting lid. Make Non Toxic Chalk Sticks Directions: Tips:

Creative Reuse of Paper : Scrapbooking Affirmations Was doing some “stumbling” yesterday…dangerous activity that. Anyway, on the heels of yesterday mornings paper storage post, I thought this was a wonderful way to not only use up some scrap paper, but also a really positive way to get some scrapbooking affirmations into my life. You don’t even need to do affirmations, you can do inspiring quotes, or little activities that give you joy. [Update 9/24/12] Wow….I’m not sure why, but this page has gone seriously viral. Scrapbooking Affirmations : Folding Origami Stars Scrapbooking Affirmations : You Are….. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. The general scrapbooking affirmations idea here is to reuse your scraps and make something beautiful, positive and joyful.

A Cozy Winter Engagement Shoot I am cuddled up working from home this afternoon, spending some quiet time with my pups. (My favorite thing to do after a business trip.) It’s sunny now, but Syracuse has been hit hard with lots of snow (again) the last few days so the snow is everywhere and there is no shortage of cold, making me kind of love this cozy winter engagement shoot shared by the lovely Emily and Bethany. All of the rustic, Nordic inspired details feel just right for romantic and snowy engagement photos, and I love how sweet Ingrid and Colby look together. Big cozy blankets, mugs of hot cocoa, camp lanterns and pine cones are the perfect little details for a winter celebration. Vendors - Photography: Emily Steffen Photography Styling + paper goods: Bethany Hway Attire: Lands End Jewelry + accessories: Arise Designs

Kit Kat Bars Recipe These homemade kit kat bars are supposed to taste like the popular candy bar of the same name. They do have the nice chocolatey crunch of a Kit Kat candy bar, but these bars have more of a salty-sweet flavor than the candy bar. The kids tell me they like the taste of these bars even better. Don't Miss: Brownies and Bar Cookies Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 36-48 kit kat bars Ingredients: 60 buttery crackers, such as Keebler Club Crackers3/4 cup butter3/4 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar1/3 cup milk1-1/2 cups crushed graham crackers2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup peanut butter Preparation: Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Don't Miss: Healthy Kit Kat Bars Recipe

Cupcake Mold Pizzas My post for this week is one of the first recipes I pinned. However, the picture I pinned, and all the other ones I found were not linked to an actual recipe. This is what I did as a starting point for the recipe and it almost worked out perfectly. What You Need: Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough Pizza Sauce Shredded Cheese Pepperoni Cupcake Tin (I used a muffin tin so the pizzas were bigger) Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees (as the package directed) and grease the cupcake pan. Cover dough with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate Bowls: My 2 Cents So, you've seen those cute, fancy chocolate bowls made with the balloons? I tried it. They turned out okay. A couple suggestions: *Don't use water balloons. *Make sure you wash the balloons and let them air dry- as most instructions suggest. *Make sure your chocolate isn't the slightest bit warm or else the balloon will pop. * I would melt a bag of chocolate chips with a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips. *I would also decorate the bowl after it is dry for extra cuteness. If you don't have a ton of time, these are also quick and easy and fun. DIY Wrap Bracelet - Honestly WTF You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party! (tutorial adapted from Ornamentea; top image via Jak & Jil, rest of image by Honestly…WTF)

Emergency Meal Kit Challenge! The first three days of any emergency crisis are always the most critical. It's not that problems can't or won't occur after the initial event, but psychologically, people are dealing with the trauma of the moment and it can be difficult to think about something as simple as preparing a meal. Especially if one has the added challenge of the grid being down... no electricity, no gas, no water. Imagine for a minute... a hurricane, earthquake, flood, or tornado has hit your town (one of these scenarios should cover just about everyone). Are you tracking with me? Having three days worth of meals ready to prepare would be wise, would it not? Here's an example for a lunch or dinner idea based around tuna: • canned tuna • small jar of mayo • small jar of pickle relish • jar or bag of spices for tuna • canned fruit • a box of crackers • cans of V-8 or similar vegetable drink • trail mix packets Everything would be placed in a box and labeled "Tuna Meal". Meet the Challenge!

Death By Oreo Cupcakes They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. Ingredients 1 package Oreo Cookies, regular size 1 package Mini Oreo Cookies, for decoration (optional) 1 package chocolate cake mix (mix according to directions on box) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cupcake liners Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. foodsnots.com

Fowler Favorite: Monkey Cupcakes Hey everyone! I found the CUTEST cupcakes online and just had to do a post on them... Take a look at these little monkey cupcakes: Don't they just make you happy? Here's how I suggest making these: The cupcakes themselves could really be any type of cake you want — it's all about the topping with these. Are these the cutest cupcakes you've ever seen? Photos and recipe are from here . Check these out too...

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