20+ Fun 4th of July Activities for the Whole Family
Celebrate July 4th with this collection of great games, decorations, crafts, and more — all perfect for an Independence Day party!
Tipping Tiger Toilet Paper Tube Craft for Family Game Night
We found the basic idea for this game/craft in the book, Gizmos & Gadgets Creating Science Contraptions That Work (& Knowing Why), by Jill Frankel Hauser. We dolled ours up a bit with a printout of a template for a tiger toilet paper tube craft from DLTK-Kids (a site that all parents of preschoolers should visit). It's a craft, that becomes a game, or a science project, or a math activity. And best of all, it's fun for a wide range of ages. If you want to make one, you'll need: A toilet…
Repurposing kids toys: Ryan McElhinney makes these playful lamps in his London Studio. Made from recycled toys which are bonded together and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer
Convert Old TV Cabinets Into State of the Art Play Kitchens
You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement. I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen. See what I mean...This first one was lovingly converted into a cute little red and white kitchen by Milla's grandma and grandpa. (Can you imagine how much fun they had?) Would you look at those little shelves on the fridge door? Amy, mom of Milla…
GlueArts Crafts for Kids Day Three!!
Today's kids crafts are all about fun! Games and paper airplanes!! Summer is all about fun and games for kids and getting them occupied too! (true for adults too!lol) Today's crafts are just what the doctor ordered to keep kids entertained and their rooms looking snazzy and fun! Designer Patti Milazzo has some great ideas for how to recycle and reuse cd's and turn them into a fun summer game! Consider a small bouncy ball too for a paddle ball game with a friend! And Designer Jenny Chesnick…
Monday Crafts: bilboquet made with recycled objects
It is always rewarding to make new things by recycling objects that would be otherwise regarded as waste. It is exactly what we did this week for our Monday
ryan mcelhinney :: repurposed toys Ryan McElhinney makes these playful lamps in his London Studio. Made from recycled toys which are bonded together and then coated in a high-gloss polyurethane lacquer, this idea would look great in any kids bedroom or maybe mine..
Have fun at home with friends and family - all you need is this Recycled Tic Tac Toe Game! You won't believe how easy it is to make this craft from recycled materials.
Tool Time Tuesday...Recycled Cap Game
Happy Tuesday! I'm writing this Monday night with Internet and cable restored after a long weekend with hurricane Irene visiting. Thank you again for all your prayers for the east coast. So many areas are still without power and were devastated by water damage. Our 2 daughters were due to move into their university this past Sunday, but the school is still without power. No telling when it will be restored. Today's Tool Time is a recycling project. An old fashion game in honor of roughing it…