Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Martha Stewart Paper wind Streamer

Here is a great patriotic decoration from Martha Stewart that is made from an oatmeal can. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

super easy super cape

My awesome friend from college sent me this great idea for a super hero cape. I think you could make one in less than 5 minutes. Now THAT is my kind of craft! You'll need an old T-shirt (in the color of your favorite superhero, of course) and some scissors. Here's what she says:

The best part is that it can be a no sew project.  I love those.

I left the round collar in tact.  Using sharp scissors, I cut a triangle shape from the shirt.  The collar being the top of the triangle, cutting down where the shirt would  fall on the shoulder blades out towards where the shirt rubs between the hips and the arms.  So the child can just slip the collar on over his head and the cape hangs behind.  Whoala!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cardboard Tube fun!

I came across these cute little TP roll guys at Red Ted Art's blog. Very cute. Even better- she has an e-book with 14 ideas of things to do with cardboard tubes! You can check it out here. It looks really fun!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Alex the Altiod can magnetic paper doll

Magnetic paper dolls for everyone! I decided to make this image available for free to all my awesome readers. You can make an Altoids can doll like this one for the boy in your life. Just follow the instructions for the girl doll.

I hope you enjoy this! Hopefully coming soon is a less choke-able, less lose-able girl doll pattern, too!
PS- This is for personal use only, Please!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Yule Log Favor Boxes

Here's a fun recycled project- not such a "toy," but a great Christmas gift idea made from your favorite recycled product, a TP roll (or they were suggesting a paper towel roll). Thank you Team Martha! Here's where you can find instructions for the Yule log favor box.

Snowman Treats

Recently, I was contacted by Heather who has a cute blog called Our Life. She had some great ideas for Recycled toys! This one was pretty brilliant. I love these graduate puffs containers because when you peel off the plastic, you're left with a plain white plastic container. So fun! Check out her website to see how she made this cute Snowman gift container!
Wouldn't this be the perfect project to do with your preschooler?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coat Hanger fairy wings

Okay, this is a classic that everybody else except me already knew how to do. I'd always hear people say that they made fairy wings out of coat hangers and old tights, but I didn't really get it. Luckily, when Elisabeth decided to be a butterfly for Halloween, I found this great video tutorial. Ours aren't done yet, but they're looking pretty good so far!