Coin Bank

What you need:
• Tennis Ball
• Marker
• X-ACTO knife

What you do:
• Cut a slot in the tennis ball in the shape of a smile using an X-ACTO knife.
• Draw eyes with marker. Squeeze ball on sides and watch what happens!
• Draw mouth over cut slot.
• Squeeze to insert money and use!

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Fixiki- Can Robots

What you need:
• Tin can
• Electrical tape (optional)
•Hardware, and various recyclables such as bottle caps, keys, etc.
• Hot-glue gun

What you do:
• Open a tin can with a safety can opener so there are no sharp edges. (If you only have a regular opener, line the inside of the can’s rim with electrical tape.)
• Empty, wash, and dry the can.
• For facial features, arms, propulsion devices, and communication arrays, look for items around the house and at the hardware store.
• Hot-glue the items to the can.

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Mason Jar Terrarium

What you need:
• Mason Jar
• Soil
• Rocks
• Sand
• Charcoal
• Succulents

What you do:
• Take the Mason jar and put rocks in the bottom of it.
• Add charcoal.
• Add a layer of soil.
• Add succulents. (Plants that need very little water).
• Add sand.

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Patriotic Wind Sock

What you need:
• Empty Bread Crumb Container
• Blue and white construction paper
• Star shaped cookie cutter
• Pencil
• Glue
• White and Red Crepe Paper Streamers
• Scissors
• String

What you do:
• Cut the bottom off the Bread Crumb Container.
• Cover the container with the blue construction paper.
• Trace the stars on the white construction paper. Cut them out.
• Glue the stars to the container.
• Cut some red and white crepe paper streamers and glue them to the bottom of the container.
• Punch 4 holes on the top of the container.
• Cut two pieces of the string about a foot long.
• Tie the string to the container.
• Tie a longer piece of string to the shorter pieces.
• Hang your Patriotic Wind sock from your window or porch.

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Mason Jar Luminaries

What you need:
• Mason Jar
• 4 Feet of Wire
Flameless Candle

What you do:
• Wash and dry the jars.
• Take about four feet of wire and make a twist or loop at one end.
• Wrap the wire around the lower lip of the jar.
• With the end of the non looped end, place said end through the loop and affix. This creates a handle.
• Place a candle in the jar and you’ve got a lovely luminary.

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Yarn Wrapped Vase

What you need:
• An empty can
• A combo of yarn in a variety of thicknesses and colors
• All purpose glue

What you do:
• Attach the first piece of yarn with a dab glue at the end and start wrapping, adding very small dots of glue along the way.
•Change colors as desired, wrapping the whole height of the can.
• That’s it!

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Rock Ladybugs

What you need:
• Flat rock
• Acrylic Paint (Red, Black, White, Blue)
• Brush
What you do:
• Completely wash and dry all rocks.
• Paint the rock white. (Red color is brighter when painted on a white background).
• Paint the rock red (Apply two or three coats of paint until you have solid coverage).
• Paint the head area black.
• Apply black dots to the body. Paint them with a round brush, or use your finger.
• With black paint draw a line down the center of the body.
• Paint the mouth.
• Using white paint paint the eye circles
• Make smaller blue eyes inside the white circle.
• After the blue paint dried, make a black dot inside of the eye.
• Make white dots in the black part of the eyes with the end of a paintbrush handle.
• Do the same for making antennas.
• Your lady bug is now perfect.

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Mushroom Egg

What you need:
• Red Felt
• Wooden or Blown Egg
• All Purpose Glue
• Round Cookie Cutter
• Scissors
• White Paint

What you do:
• Trace a cookie cutter onto red felt.
• Cut out the circle.
• Create mushroom cap by creating a wide cone.
• Paint white spots on the mushroom cap.
• Finish mushroom egg by gluing felt cap to wooden or blown egg.

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Egg Shell Frame

What you need:
• Wooden frame
Mod Podge
• Acrylic paint
• Sponge applicator
• Clean and dry egg shells

What you do:
• Apply a thick layer of mod podge to the wood.
• Break off little pieces of the egg shells and apply them to the glue.
• Once you’ve covered your frame, let it dry completely.
• Using your sponge applicator, paint the edges and the inside of your frame in the color of your choice.
• Very gently, apply paint to the egg shell surface.
• Let it dry.
• There you have it!

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Kids Clock Craft

What you need:
• Paper plate
• Craft foam
• Metal fastener or scrapbook brat
• Watercolor
• Black Sharpie marker
• Paint brush
• White craft glue
• Scissors

What you do:
• Color the paper plate with watercolor.
• Let it dry.
• Use scissors to cut out clock arms from craft foam.
• Poke a small hole in the ends of the clock arms to insert the fastener through.
• Poke a small hole in the center of the paper plate.
• Use the marker to write on the clock numbers.
• Insert fastener through the clock arms and then through the hole in the center of the plate.
• Close back of fastener loose enough so that clock arms will move.

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Cabbage Printing

What you need:
• Cabbage leaves
• White construction paper
•  Sponges
• Acrylic Paint

What you do:
• Use sponges dipped in paint to make sky and grass background.
• Let it dry.
• Dip small cabbage leaves in paint and print.
• Let it dry.
• Display

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Mod Podge Recipes

Recipe #1:
What you need:

• 1 part white glue
• 1 part water
• Jar

What you do:
• Fill jar half way up with white glue (like Elmers)
• Then fill jar up with water.
• Shake Well.

Recipe #2:
What you need:
• Stove
 • Sauce pan
• 1 1/2 Cups flour
• 1/4 Cup  sugar
• 1/4 Tsp oil
• 1 Cup water
• Spoon
• Mason Jar or air tight container

What you do:
• Take the Saucepan and put it on Medium to Low heat on the stove top.
• Add the 1 and 1/2 cups flour 1/4 a cup of sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/4 a tsp oil.
• Stir up all your ingredients over medium to low heat ( depending on how hot your stove top gets) for 5 to 10 minutes but make sure NOT TO BOIL  the mixture.
• Stir constatnly until well mixed.
• Take your Mason jar or other air tight container and pour the mixture in, let it cool to room temperature and seal.

Heart Candle Holder

Holiday Planter

Magazine Frames

Little Tree

Egg Shell Picture Frame

Decoupaged Easter Eggs

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