STICKER SHOCK

STICKER SHOCK

Have you been shopping for back-to-school supplies and perhaps a new desk for the student in your home? The prices are crazy! Here’s a great way to add a fabulous, functional desk for doing homework, paying bills, letter writing, or for any member of your family to simply enjoy almost free!

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Getting Antsy?

Getting Antsy?

Do you have a stack of old National Geographic magazines hanging around? They are easy to find at Used Book stores, Goodwill, thrift stores and library sales. Gather the kids and sit under a large, shade tree and enjoy exploring the pages of National Geographic.

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See the World Through a Child’s Eye

See the World Through a Child’s Eye

Give a kid a pair of binoculars and let their imaginations run wild… see what they see! Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Birds and beasts and stars in the sky. Take these fun binoculars on a camping trip or to the beach and keep the kids busy hours on end for tons of summer fun. And, this is a great teaching project for recycling those cardboard toilet paper rolls. Materials Needed: 2 Toilet Paper tubes White glue Rectangular sponge White...

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Hearts beats true ‘neath the red white and blue

Hearts beats true ‘neath the red white and blue

A Sparkling and Sweet Firecracker Cake Lights Up Your Fourth of July Party! Materials Needed: 3 graduated sizes of cardboard tubes Cardboard White glue Glue gun Wallpaper paste 3 different 4th of July fabrics Trims: ribbons, stars, paper decorations, rhinestones, artificial small flowers Scissors Here’s How: Cut tubes & round cardboard disks for tops Use wallpaper paste, glue 3 different fabrics to each tube and disk Glue covered disk...

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Wild West Bucking Bronco

Wild West Bucking Bronco

Fire up your Fourth of July picnic table with this red, white and blue centerpiece. This festive, colorful flower arrangement made with recycled and re-use items celebrates freedom with a Wild West theme. There’s no fencing in this wild and free Bucking Bronco.   Materials Needed: Decorative tea or juice bottle Rope Scarf A western-style pin Small cowboy hat Glue gun Artificial flowers (mine are chrysanthemums) Dried materials: natural wheat,...

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