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Rainbow Bubble SnakesHousing a Forest

Rainbow Bubble SnakesHousing a Forest
Summer is here and our family is SO excited! The kids are planning and scheming about what we are going to do this summer. Love it! One of the fun activities that they wanted to try was making bubble snakes that are all over. The best part is they are easy to make and use things that I had laying around my house. Start by cutting the bottom of the water bottle off. Pour some dish soap into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix. We decided to add some color to the bubble snakes with food coloring. Annika added a rubber band to hers as well as the tape. Rainbow snakes were definitely a hit in our house! Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in! Walking on Eggs Packing Peanut Experiments Exploding Peep Geysers Shooting Water Experiment Exploding Art

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again paper-mache easter eggs For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) A cutting mat, wheel cutter and straight edge will come in very handy but aren’t completely necessary. Note: I tried a few variations on the starch. Why the loop?

How to "wallpaper" using fabric I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. This fabric is fairly thin cotton from IKEA. For this DIY fabric wallpaper project, you'll need water, cornstarch, a big brush (or a paint roller if you want to do a larger wall), scissors, and a craft knife if you have obstacles like we did. First mix up your paste, since it will need time to cool. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. In the meantime, measure the area you want to wallpaper and cut your fabric to size. Brush the entire door with paste, then begin applying fabric from the top down, adjusting and smoothing as you go. Use a scissors or Xacto knife to cut around any obstacles. The fabric peeled off easily.

page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.

Copper Pipe Towel Rail SUMMARY This was my project to build a new towel rail for the bathroom. TIME TAKEN 1.5 hours cutting pipe. 1.5 hrs soldering pipe. 1 hr cleaning and polishing. 0.5 hrs fixing to wall. time 4.5hrs MATERIALS 6m of 15mm copper pipe 1 x blow torch (for soldering) 26 x elbow joints 18 t-joints some wire wool some flux some metal polish 1 x 'pacman' shaped copper pipe cutter 1 x ruler STEP 1 The first thing was pipe cutting. I wanted to hold 10 towels, so that would mean 11 shelves. Using the 15mm pipe cutter.....I cut 42x10cm sections and 11 x 20cm sections of pipe (took about an hour) STEP 2 I then dry fitted the whole thing to check the design would work and all the sections all lined up. I then soldered the upright/vertical sections. (10x10cm section with a t joint in between each and an elbow at each end) I then inserted the 20cm pieces to join it all together.... checking for straightness along the way tadah. Extra Note

dreamcatchers I’m really diggin the whole hippy thing. And while Craig is quick to correct me on the fact that dream catchers are not hippy-ish, I still think of them that way. Natural, care free, simple. All things I relate to those old hippies. hah. The point of a dream catcher is to weed out bad dreams. This is not a traditional Native- American dream catcher. What I used: Embroidery Hoop Yarn (or twine, hemp… whatever you have on hand) Beads Feathers Thread Felt Hot Glue Gun Want to make one too?? Grab your embroidery hoop, leave it as is, or wrap it up like I did. Take your webbing yarn and form a loop at the top, this will be where you dreamcatcher hangs from. The webbing is the same stitch through out. Pull tight and repeat. For your second (and every other row), use the same stitch, but instead of going over the hoop, go through the string: Keep going until the hole in the middle is to your liking. Now you can tie extra string where ever you’d like, some tie it to the actual hoop. His view:

DIY Colorful Skeleton Leaves Skeleton leaves are so beautiful, delicate and lacy. They are great for many paper craft projects such as making greeting cards and scrapbooks. They are also wonderful crafts for kids to work on. When I was a child, I used to make bookmarks with skeleton leaves. I took the fresh leaves, pressed them in a thick book and waited for them to dry. It usually took at least three weeks or more for the pulp to completely dry out. Here are the supplies you may need: Leaves (preferably waxy leaves);Washing soda;Water;Brush;Food dye;Paper towel;Gloves. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Suggestion: Different leaves require different combination of soda and water. You may also like this beautiful botanical prints wall art. Click here for DIY Beautiful Botanical Prints Wall Art

Recycled Pillow Box Favors You know that I save toilet paper rolls. They can be made into so many things — mummies, rockets, Uncle Sam hats, flower party favors………………. even cute pillow boxes perfect for a little favor! Fold in one side of the end. Then fold in the other side. Open back up and give the toilet paper roll a bit of paint. Give it a nice shine with a light coat of clear spray paint. Fill with candy and treats, fold back ends. How about some for Halloween?

Vivid Please: DIY: How To Make Tiny Pom Poms With A Fork! Tiny pom pom's. What more could you ask for in life? This week we thought we would show you how to make these adorable little balls of happiness with just a fork and some wool. Cute, basic and ready to be glued onto everything; now that is my kind of tutorial! Itching to get started? 1) you will need some wool and a prong-y fork. 2) wrap the wool around the outer two prongs until it gets really fat. 3) once you are ready, cut the end of the wool and using a new small piece or a little thread, bunch the wool together and tie really tightly so it is secure. 4) take your wool off the fork and cut all the loops. 5) trim all the extra long straggly bits so it is big, round and beautiful.. *Ta*Da* Cute and simple and ready for anything! We like to use these little bad boys to flourish gifts for our nearest and dearist. Enjoy...

Stuffed Sock animal Gadgets This is actually quite a good idea! DIY Dodecahedron Pendant Light {And an Announcement!!} It’s dodecahedron time, y’all! Time to talk about that fancy little DIY pendant Andy made for our laundry room: If you missed it, you can check out our whole laundry room redo – only $157 for this entire makeover! – right here. But back to to the light! source And, as I mentioned in the last post, it’s a direct result of my crush on faceted lighting and decor: 1. We were originally hoping to share with you a full step-by-step tutorial to make your own pendant light, but when we sat down to do that, we realized that a full tutorial would be something like a 20-page deal, because this is what I would call an expert-level woodworking project. If you don’t want to make your own, all is not lost! Okay, first, I want to show you how brillz my hubs is. Dodecahedron is made of 30 pieces of wood cut at very exact, weird angles. They end up kinda kite-shaped. Then once they are cut to the exact angle on all four sides, you have to facet the ends at – you guessed it – precise angles.