Mexican Place Mats Thanks to Darren for sharing this craft idea with us! This craft offers children an opportunity to learn the basic of weaving -- it's a great project for themes other than Mexico as well (just use the colours that go with the season or theme you are doing). You can make a larger version to use as a Mexican blanket or Poncho. Crafting with VHS Tapes February 24th, 2011 Email 109 users recommend Craft Project: Plastic Bottle Beads I found a great tutorial for plastic bottle beads on ThreadBanger via Waiting for Wonderland. The beads were very easy and quick to make. I made them a little different than the directions by adding washi paper to them. Below I share how I altered the tutorial and a few tips for making the beads. Education World: The Reading Room EducationWorld wants to help you turn your students into the best readers possible. To do that, we have compiled the "Reading Room" a huge list of articles and activities designed to help you teach reading. We start with research-based concepts, ready-to-use tools, and extensions for learning provided by our own "Reading Coach." After that, we have all sorts of useful tools including scripts for reading aloud in the classroom along with other resources. Tying Read Alouds to Standards This list of suggested activities and strategies will help you make every read aloud count, and assure your principal that you are focused on meeting standards. Glimpses Into Read-Aloud Classrooms Merely inviting students to contribute verbally when you read aloud to them isnt enough.
Tiny Pumpkin Pie My family’s Thanksgiving meal always features a magnificently high homemade pie-to-person ratio. I love the warm wafting scent of spices, pumpkin, and expertly rolled-out crusts emanating from a hot oven, and that anticipation of dessert after any already delicious dinner spent with friends and family feasting. Is your belly rumbling already too? For this week’s How-Tuesday post, Jessica Partain from Inedible Jewelry, a shop dedicated to mouth-wateringly realistic faux food jewelry, and author of The Polymer Clay Cookbook, has shared with us a tutorial on making miniature polymer clay pumpkin pie charms that actually smell like pumpkin pie. Jessica will also be joining us on Monday, November 14 at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn (RSVP), and on the Online Labs, to lead a Craft Night on the same topic.
Save My Oceans Top Five: Upcycled Plastic Beads The projects submitted to our Save My Oceans contest were innovative and inspirational and were all great examples of the brilliant ways our readers reuse plastics. Each day this week, we’ll highlight one of our top five entries, and we’ll announce the Grand prize winner next Monday. Be sure to check out the entire Save My Oceans Flickr pool for even more great projects. Upcycled Corset from Kiah B
Stepping Thru Crazy: Recycled Bottle Earrings- Super Easy & Quick! For a while now I've been in a creative slump. I couldn't think of a darn thing to create. And if I did try to make something, it didn't come out right.