Recycling Crafts

  • Pumpkin Jar Craft

    October 2, 2015

    I am so excited that October is finally here and we can start doing some Halloween crafts around our house! This PUMPKIN JAR CRAFT was inspired by the Jam Jar Fairy Houses we made last Spring. It’s a very similar concept! While many people think hot glue guns are just for gluing things together, we ...

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  • DIY Jacob’s Ladder Toy

    September 29, 2015

    I really wanted to make L a Jacob’s Ladder Toy, but didn’t want to make a trip to the local hardware or craft store for supplies. So, we made this Jacob’s Ladder out of an old board book! (If you don’t have a board book they are easy to find at the dollar store.) I ...

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  • DIY Toy Sail Boat

    September 3, 2015

    One evening this summer, while we were getting ready for bath time, L pulled a wine cork out of her pocket. She had been saving it all day to float it around and play with in the bath tub. That got me thinking…I knew with a few toothpicks and some leaves we could turn her ...

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  • Coffee Can Stilts

    August 27, 2015

    A few weeks ago a family friend called me up to ask if I had a use for a bunch of old coffee cans. While I was a little afraid to tell my husband that I had said “yes” to accepting such a large bag of junk, taking up more room in our house, I ...

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  • Spice Jar Stencils

    August 11, 2015

    So maybe I’m a bit obsessed with using everything I find for crafting purposes…but L loves her SPICE JAR STENCILS so much, I just had to share! I usually turn our old spice jars into terrariums, but toss the little plastic lids with holes. Lately I’ve been saving them though, giving the lids to L ...

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  • 5 Rainy Day, Bouncy Ball Games

    July 21, 2015

    It wasn’t a “rainy day” here today, but it might as well have been! L was having fun, being a kid, over the weekend and ended up with stitches in her forehead…so, no swimming for the week while temps are in the upper 90s. Yuck! We had a ball this morning though (every pun intended) ...

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  • DIY Toy Catapult

    July 16, 2015

    What kid (or adult) doesn’t love launching things through the air? This DIY TOY CATAPULT takes only minutes to put together and your kids will play with it for hours…days even! I love how kids naturally experiment while playing with this toy. Even as young as three, L was moving the can (the fulcrum) around, ...

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  • Splatter Paint Fun!!!

    July 3, 2015

    While SPLATTER PAINT FUN! can be done anytime of the year, we thought it would be an exceptional craft to do on the 4th of July! This can get messy, so be sure to cover your work area with old newspapers or, better yet, take it outside! I helped L with the cut-outs, but let ...

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  • Fairy Doors and Gnome Doors (#2)

    June 30, 2015

    After making a fairy door out of sticks and hiding it in our neighbor’s garden last Summer, L and I thought we’d spread the fairy love a little farther this year…we’ve been making FAIRY DOORS and GNOME DOORS and hiding them all around town! It’s so much fun surprising the young and the old — ...

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  • DIY Pocket Parachute

    June 10, 2015

    What kid doesn’t love throwing a toy parachute around?!! And what parent doesn’t love a toy that costs nothing, takes less than 5 minutes to make, and entertains your kids for hours on end?!! I made this DIY POCKET PARACHUTE for L on a rainy day last week…as soon as there was a break in ...

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