Jute Wrapped Bottle

What you need:
• Glass Bottle
• Jute
• White Glue
• Scissors

What you do:
• Get the paper off the bottles by placing them in a tub of water. Wait about 20-30 minutes and the paper will scrape right off. Make sure the bottles are completely dry before starting.
• Start at the bottom of the bottle and place about an inch of super glue across the bottom edge.
• Wrap the jute around the bottom edge of the bottle placing a strip of glue every few inches.
• When you have about two or three strands of jute wrapped around the bottle, you can start using the Elmer’s glue.
• Continue wrapping until you get up to the neck of the bottle.
• Get to the top of the bottle and make sure you super glue the tip of the jute to the bottle so it doesn’t fray and come off.
• Go back through and see if any little spaces need an extra dab of glue.

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DIY Castle

What you need:
• Cardboard box
• 6 Toilet paper rolls
• 4 Straws
• Tacky Glue
• Construction paper, green and orange
• Markers

What you do:
• Remove flaps from box and cut small rectangles from the top of each side to make castle battlement.
• Evenly centre the toilet paper rolls on each box corner and mark where the box and tube meet.
• Cut in about 1 in. along the marked lines and slide the tubes onto the corners of the box.
• Cut triangles from orange construction paper and secure to end of straws with tacky glue. Attach the straws to the inside of the tubes with the tacky glue.
• Cut out  the door of the castle.
• Draw the windows of the castle and the crest.
• Cut 2 shapes from  sheet of  green construction  paper that resemble tops of trees.
• Cut two 1 in. slits into top of toilet roll, directly opposite each other.
• Slip paper shapes into top of toilet roll.
• Enjoy your castle.

Christmas Tree

What you need:
• Old Magazine
• Glitter

What you do:
• Open magazine and bend to break spine.
• Fold individual page from top right corner to inside seam. Fold same page from bottom right edge to gutter.
• Fold bottom triangle of each additional magazine page up, making the bottom of the tree flat.
• Sprinkle glitter over the tree.
• Let it dry.
• Display

DIY Bookmark

What you need:
• Clear Con-Tact Paper®
• Old artwork
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Hole Punch
• Ribbon

What you do:
• Measure and mark back of artwork into rectangle(s) of bookmark size. 1 1/2″ by 5″
• Cut out bookmark carefully.
• Cut out 2 rectangles of Con-Tact Paper for each bookmark that are 1/2″  wider and longer by 2″
• Remove backing from one piece of Con-Tact Paper and carefully center artwork rectangle on sticky side. Press down.
• Remove backing from the other piece of Con-Tact Paper and carefully place on other side of artwork, making a sandwich.
• Air bubbles can be smoothed out using the edge of the ruler.
• If the edges of the Con-Tact Paper are not even, they can be trimmed slightly after first drawing a new straight line as a guide.
• Make a hole on top of the bookmark with a holepunch.
• Thread a ribbon  through the hole.
• Tie the ribbon in a knot and trim the ends to be even if you wish.

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Ghost Craft

What you need:
• Clean plastic milk jug
• Black permanent marker
• Craft knife
• Flameless candle

What you do:
• Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jug.
• Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jug.
• Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug.
• Put the flameless candle inside.
• Boo!!!

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Columbus Ship

What you need:
• 2 milk cartons
• 2 straws
• play dough
• black and white construction paper
• double sided tape
• scissors
• glue
• crayons

What you do:
• Tape a piece of black construction paper about ½ way up the milk carton.
• Tape black construction paper all the way up the back of the milk carton, leaving about 1 inch sticking over the carton.
• Tape white construction paper over the rest of the carton.
• Glue two chunks of play dough into the center of the ship.
• Cut two to three inch piece off the bottom of the second milk carton.
• Tape it onto the ship. (Covering the play dough).
• Poke two holes in it right above the play dough chunks.
• Stick two straws through the holes you poked in the top carton.
• Cut out two rectangle pieces out of the white construction paper.
• Poke two holes in each rectangle with scissors and thread onto the straws ass masts.
• Draw windows and a door with crayons.
• You are ready for a voyage!

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Paper Plate Bat

What you need:
• 2 paper plates
• acrylic paint: black and white
• scissors
• glue

What you do:
• Paint the paper plates black and let dry.
• Paint circle eyes and mouth with teeth on one of the plates. Let dry.
• Cut one of the paper plates in half for the wings. Shape them as wings of a bat.
• Make ears out of the second plate scrapes.
• Glue the wings and the ears to the back of the body plate.
• Display.

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DIY Ghost

What you need:
• Large white garbage bag
• Permanent black marker
• Newspaper
• Strong string

What you do:
• Crumple newspaper.
• Stuff one corner of a large white garbage bag with crumpled newspaper to form a head.
• Twist shut,folding other corner down and secure with string.
• Draw a face on the ghost with permanent markers.
• Let face dry.
•  Cut bottom part of bag into 3-4″ wide strips.
• Attach string to top of head with wide tape; knotting string so it doesn’t pull out.
• Make lots and hang them indoors or out.

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Paper Plate Owl

What you need:
• 2 paper plates
• acrylic paint: brown, yellow, white, black, orange
• glue
• scissors

What you do:
• Paint the paper plates brown and let dry.
• Paint circle eyes on one of the plates. Let dry.
• Paint orange triangle for a nose. Let dry.
• Cut one of the paper plates in half for the wings.
• Trim the top of the remaining paper plate to form two ears at the top.
• Glue the wings to the back of the body plate.
• Display.

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Fireflies In A Jar

What you need:
• Canning Jar
• Glow in the Dark Paints
• Paint Brushes

What you do:
• Clean your canning jar, or any type of jar, before you begin the craft so the glow in the dark paint adheres well.
• Paint  little dots all over inside the jar. (If you’re painting actual fireflies, try painting them on the outside of the jar)
• Let the paint dry thoroughly in the sun so the glow in the paint can absorb light.

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Papier Mache Mask

What you need:
•  A gallon-sized milk jug
• News paper
• Flour
•  Salt
•  Acrylic paints
• Scissors
• Utility knife

What you do:
• Using  scissors, cut the milk jug along the seam.
• Cut the eye holes with a utility knife.
• Shred newspaper lengthwise in two-inch strips.
• Make simple non-toxic paste.
• Begin with one cup of flour, one teaspoon salt and two cups of lukewarm water.
• Blend the salt and flour. Gradually add the water while stirring to form a smooth paste. Try to dissolve all lumps. Add enough water so you have a thin soup-like consistency.
• Dip one piece of newspaper in the paste.
• Strip the excess liquid by squeezing it between your index finger and thumb.
• Apply to the back side of the jug, beginning at the top.
• Work in one direction.
• Overlap strips of newspaper, smoothing them out with your fingertips to release trapped air bubbles.
• Cover the entire backside of the jug.
• Turn the jug over and cover it with newspaper as well.
• Wrap the handle in strips. Overlap sides.
• Place your mask under a fan or in direct sunlight to dry.
• Base paint your dry mask both front and back using a white or light-colored acrylic paint.
• Wait a minimum one-half hour before applying a second coat of paint to cover newspaper bleed.
• Let dry for one day.
• Paint the face however you desire.

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Butterfly Art

What you need:
• Paper
• Water Color
• Brush
Butterfly
•  Glue
• Small beads (colored)
• Scissors
• Tree branch (small)

What you do:
• Paint the paper with water color.
• Let it dry.
• Glue the tree branch.
• Glue the paper butterfly.
• Glue the beads on branches.

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