Milk Carton Birdhouse

Supplies clean empty cartons acrylic paint paint brush water paper towel nail or screwdriver string or yarn scissors utility knife bird seed Directions Use a utility knife to cut the sides out of a carton. Place the carton on a protected surface and paint with acrylic paints. Let dry. Poke a hole into the top […]

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Lava Lamp Experiment

Supplies: Vegetable Oil Water Gel food coloring Original Alka-Seltzer tablets Directions: To begin, color about 1/2 cup of water with food coloring. Take the Alka-Seltzer tablets and break them into 2 or 3 pieces. Place them in a small cup or container. Fill a glass about 3/4 full with vegetable oil. Then pour in the […]

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Unicorn Slime

Supplies 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 tsp. borax 1 bottle of glitter glue 1 cup water Glitter (optional) Directions In a small pitcher, add the 1/2 cup of hot water and 1/2 tsp. of borax. Stir and allow the borax to dissolve. Pour out the bottle of glitter glue into a bowl, and add 1 […]

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Wood Slice Ornament

Supplies Wood slices Woven ribbon Water transfer paper Inkjet printer and printed out image Craft glue paint brush Directions Resize your images so they’ll fit on the wood slices. Print them out on the water transfer paper. Place your wood slice over the image and trace around using a pen. Place the image on top […]

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Mini Mummy Pinata

Supplies toilet paper tube googly eyes white crepe paper streamer double-sided tape scrapbook paper baker’s twine small toys and candy Directions Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the edge of tube and use to secure a piece of the streamer in place. Gather a few small toys & candy pieces to fit in the […]

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Hoo’s Picks for Fall Crafts

Fall Handprint Tree Supplies: Cardstock – brown, yellow, red and orange Paper Towel Roll Glue Stick Tape Paper Plate Green Paint Pinecones and sticks for decoration Directions: First paint your paper plate green and set aside to dry. Cut slits in the bottom of the paper towel roll and tape to your paper plate. Then trace your […]

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Acorn Marble Necklace

Supplies Acorn Caps Marbles Hemp Cord Drill Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive Directions Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Cut as many 26″ to 32″ sections of hemp cord as you need for the number […]

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Homemade Dryer Sheets

Supplies Vinegar Sealable glass container Fabric scraps (or old dishtowels, old sheets, bed linens, t-shirts, etc) Your favorite essential oil Directions Cut some squares out of your fabric scraps. Use a pinking shear if you don’t plan on sewing or serging the edges. This will prevent most of the fraying. Mix up your DIY Softening […]

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Homemade Playdough

Supplies: 1 cup flour 1 cup water 2 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 cup salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil food coloring Directions: Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture […]

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Homemade Patriotic Poppers

Supplies 9″ Balloons Toilet Paper Tubes Scissors Packing Tape Patterned paper, stickers, glitter, etc. For Confetti – metallic tissue paper and/or gift bag filler, paper, etc. Directions Knot the balloon, and cut off the tip. Stretch the balloon tightly around the toilet paper tube, and secure in place with a strip of packing tape. Use patterned paper, […]

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