Summer Nature Crafts at Rhythm of the Home
You can see what kind of fun crafts the girls and I were making this week over at the Rhythm of the Home Blog Summer Issue today. Milk Carton Bird Feeder (with mod-podged tissue and paint chip roof) and Clay Marbles (we used "Fluffy" clay from Sculpey) Happy Crafting and Playing Outdoors! Fondly, pink and green mama MaryLea
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CRAFTS WITH ANASTASIA--GREEN KIDS
Green Kids. No, I don’t mean green with envy or what your kid looks like right before he hurls his cookies. I’m talking about environmentally conscious kids. Our kids are often the driving force in making us think green. Crafting is a great way for the entire family to enjoy a reuse/repurpose/recycle activity beyond separating the glass, plastic, and newspapers for curbside pick-up. So coax the kids away from the wii and spend an afternoon crafting. Today I’ll show you how to make a milk…
Milk Carton Bird House
Materials Needed: Milk carton Stapler and staples Masking tape A soft cloth, rag or chamois Brown paint (acrylic is best) Scissors or a knife (and adult assistance) Twine Instructions: Clean and dry the milk carton thoroughly. Staple the top of the carton shut. Tear off small pieces of masking tape and cover the entire carton with the pieces of tape. Cut a hole (WITH ADULT ASSISTANCE) about 4" above the bottom of the carton. The hole should be approximately 1" to 1 1/2" in diameter. This…