Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
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To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Recycled crafts: double sided animal placemats

Submitted by on June 1, 2012 – 5:53 amOne Comment

Today I have a very easy and useful craft to share with all you lovely readers. My special double-sided animal placemats made with old calendar paper and colourful thick paper. The drawings are very simple images of animal faces, we have chosen koala, lion and hippo faces, but any animal of your choice is fine. We traced the animal on the white side of the calendar page and cut it with scissors. Then we placed the already cut shape on a piece of coloured card and we cut the same identical shape out of the card. The next step consists of gluing the two together. Once they are dry we added some facial features with a black marker on the white side and with a white marker on the colour. To finish them off we applied a coat of water based varnish to give it a glossy effect and to make the placemats water resistant.


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  • Gloria R says:

    Clever ideas!
    Here are some fun song suggestions for kids:

    I was a teacher for 20 years. We raised two kids and are award-winning songwriters.

    “I’ll Call You If I Need a Big Mess”
(a fun rap), “I’m Your Little Sister,” “I Used to Be an Only Child” are fun songs included in one of our upbeat CDs for kids. Kids’ CDs reviewed by School Library Journal.


    KIDS CDs- 1.”Bubblebee: Songs for the Young at Heart”– includes fun songs about sibling rivalry and sharing and a song for RYAN.
    2.”Be a Buddy, not a Bully”- “Positivity” & favorites from the other CDs
    3.”Tale of Aladdin and Bubblebee”–Audio book in rhyme; update of Aladdin legend.

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