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Kid's Project #3 : Make Your Own Beach Sand!

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)




Wanna keep your toddler busy?  Take 'em to the beach!  Don't worry, you won't have to leave your house...ok, maybe your backyard.  You can make your own beach sand with 2 kitchen staples everyone has in their kitchen.  All you need to make it is vegetable oil and flour! That's it!  Here's what you need to do:




















I found it to be more effective by mixing first with a spatula or wooden spoon so your hands don't have to get too oily.  Then when it seems to be mixed up into the flour, ditch the spoon and get your hands in the mixture. 







Keep sifting and separating the "globs" with your fingers until it's a little more dense.  If you want to add more oil or flour to make a larger batch, you can, just watch the consistancy so that it's not too cakey. If it is, just add more flour.








It's moldable so your child can make sandcastles or build mountains! 












It can also be stored in an air-tight container for months! 

30 Creative {D.I.Y.} Birdhouses

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (0)

30 Creative {DIY} Bird Feeders



 I've always wanted to make a bird feeder and in thoughts of doing so, I came across many that I couldn't resist featuring for you. Let's hope you get as inspired as I did.

 




  1. Birdie Food Shack {SWiK}
  2. Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder {Life Hacker}
  3. Ikea Plate Bird Feeder {Curbly}
  4. Pomelo Bird Feeder {Home School Blogger}
  5. Upcycled Bottle Bird Feeder {Family Fun}
  6. Hanging Tea Cup Feeder {etsy - ohthepollybilities}
  7. Hay Star Bird Feeder {Sweet Paul}
  8. Gourd Bird Feeders {Martha Stewart}
  9. Mesh Bag Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart}
  10. Tray Bird Feeder {Family Fun}
  11. Upcycled Chopstick Eco Bird Feeder {Casa Sugar}
  12. Vegatable Bird Feeder {Green Living}
  13. Upcycled Platform Bird Feeder {Fowl Visions}
  14. Daisy Designed Upcycled Bird Feeder {Instructables
  15. Ceramic Plate Feeder {Carolyn's Homework}
  16. Coconut Shell Bird Feeder {Suite 101}
  17. Glass Bottle Feeder {Esprit Cabane}
  18. Pedestal Teacup Feeder {Holiday Crafts & Creations}
  19. Mason Jar Feeder {etsy - blackcrowforge}
  20. Pumpkin Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart




Others worth mentioning:

  1. Tinker Bell Bird Feeder {Kids Know Stuff}
  2. Sunflower Bird Feeder {Martha Stewart}
  3. Strainer Bowl Feeder {not a tutorial - The Commercial Appeal}
  4. Hanging Terra Cotta Dish Feeder {Home Musings}
  5. Holiday Inspired Seed Orb {Craftster}
  6. Windowsill Open Tray Bird Feeder {Instructables}
  7. Stop Light Bird Feeder {etsy - redyellowandblueink}
  8. Another Tea Cup Pedestal Feeder {Cap Creations}
  9. Garlic Pack Bird Feeder {Connect Green}
  10. Record Bowl Feeder {Craftster}



Which one do you think is the best?  Which one should I choose? 

Leave a comment and let me know.















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