Busy Beaver Ben Napkin Rings

Busy Beaver Ben Napkin Rings

Both children and adults will enjoy Busy Beaver Ben, the napkin ring that takes on a whole new job building a fancy table setting for a “glamping” lunch or just livening up the conversation at a summer picnic table. PVC (plastic pipe ) Piping, braid and ribbon Plastic toy animal Glue gun White glue Here’s how: Cut PVC pipe 2″ wide Sand both edges of cut pipe Cut braid, piping and ribbon to fit around PVC pipe Glue piping to both...

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Newsworthy Paper Basket

Newsworthy Paper Basket

Woven newspaper with a plastic liner is recycled into a functional and amazing “green basket” for gathering and carrying the “finds” of the day; whether they are found in the forest, on a hike or on a treasure hunt looking for everyday objects to upcycle into creative crafts. Materials Needed: White glue Newspaper Strawberry plastic basket Blue painter’s tape Solid color paper Jute trim Scissors Here’s how:...

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So. San Francisco Scavenger Co. # 3

The last two recycling projects (in keeping with the Goddess of Garbage’s “outdoor theme”) have arrived at the South San Francisco Learning Center. The Goddess has been busy organizing the presentation of all the recycling projects and is now completing the wall design and shelving for the Learning Center’s  “make-over” reveal in September of this year. Check back soon for a preview of the remodel. Here’s the last two projects that will be...

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Dad’s personal TV remote holder Here’s a functional, easy gift idea for Dad that kids can make and a great way to re-purpose those old ties Dad has been getting for years 🙂 Dad will never lose the TV remote again with this easy-to-make container with a pocket for pad and pen or a place to hide secret messages. Now all Dad has to do is sit back in his favorite chair and chill! Materials Needed for Dad’s Personal TV Remote...

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Papier Mâché Bowl

Papier Mâché Bowl

A blue bowl with a bright center. Empty out your pockets! A great catchall for collectibles found at the end of the day. White glue Shredded paper strips Water Gesso Saran Wrap Blue painter’s tape Craft paint (2 colors) Black marker Here’s how: Select a bowl for your size Wrap Saran Wrap tightly around outside of bowl Use painter’s blue tape to secure wrap inside of bowl Dip shredded paper strips into mixture of water and glue...

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