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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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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Tom & his dog Paco

Tom & his dog Paco

Tom & his dog Paco A whimsical sculpture created for the garden or home. Gather old pots and pans and make the dynamic duo.   E6000 glue Glue gun Pots, pans, bowls and lids Bolts, screws, handles and knobs Bottle caps Slinky A scrubby Wire cutters Here’s how: Build from the bottom up Always let dry thoroughly before adding another part Use both glues together as you need them Save Save Save...

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Eppie the Little Elephant

Eppie the Little Elephant

This cute elephant doesn’t squirt water, but she is created from three water bottles. Eppie leads a quiet life and doesn’t travel with the thundering herd. She’s the ruler of her own domain. 3 water bottles Bottle tops Rice Glue gun Clear wide tape Google eyes 1 pipe cleaner Silver or gray tissue paper Flexi straw Gray felt White glue and water Ribbon Craft foam: pink & white Small decorative hat Here’s how: Cut two...

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Buccaneer’s Box Learning Center

Buccaneer’s Box Learning Center

Memories of high sea adventures, collected bounty, and dreams: all placed in a treasure box. Shoe box with an attached lid Worn children’s treasure book pages Brass nail heads or thumbtacks Trim White glue and glue gun Brass handle and clasp Velcro tape   Here’s how: Cut, cover and glue pages to the exterior of shoe box Glue braid in place Glue nail heads or thumb tacks onto braid (cut nail head points if too long- an adult...

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