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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Unforgettable Wedding Keepsake

Unforgettable Wedding Keepsake

Forget about messy scrapbooks; make a beautiful bridal box to store magic moments from a sheet cake bakery box. Lace, braid, photos, invitations and a pressed flower from the bridal bouquet are the ingredients to make a lasting memory of your special day. Materials Needed: A large bakery box that holds a sheet cake Lace or solid fabric Braid Your wedding invitation and reception RSVP card A photograph of the bride and groom Pictures of flowers...

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“Bois et Champs” mirror

“Bois et Champs” mirror

Look into this mirror and imagine the freedom of running through the forest and coming upon a meadow sprinkled with wonderful wild flowers in a riot of color. This mirror reflects the spectacular beauty of nature and the colorful beauty of you! “Bois et Champs” This small mirror is designed and crafted with vintage French children’s animal and flower lotto cards. Green moss and flowers complement this piece that will brighten...

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