Collapsible Cat House

  As you may have noticed, I have a cat, and if there is one thing I know, it’s that she likes to have a spot to hide in after she does something naughty. Here is a cute, little upcycled project to fulfill that cat desire. I will give you directions on how to make…

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Magnet Jar

Magnets are a great activity, because they are fun to play with, but also act as learning projects too. There are tons of fun ways to play and experiment with magnets. However, many magnet toys can be pricey. Here is a quick way to make a magnet activity form upcycled items you may otherwise have…

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Drawer Organizers

Messy drawers are no fun for anyone. You can clean them out, but keeping them clean is just another battle. Luckily, a little organization can go a long way. Here is an simple upcycling project that is quick, easy, and can keep down the clutter.     Supplies: Empty wipes container Scissors Decorative paper Markers…

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HALLOWEEN POST: Care Bear Costume- Part 4: Accessories

I made Love-a-lot Bear, but you can use the same techniques to make other bears as well. This tutorial is broken down into four sections: tummy patch, ears, tail, and accessories.   To add the facial decorations to your costume, you can use make up or face paint. If you don’t have either of those…

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HALLOWEEN POST: Care Bear Costume- Part 3: Tail

Now to make the tail of your costume. As with the ears, this technique works for other tails as well, such as rabbit tails. The process of making the tail is similar to that of making the ears (gluing and stuffing technique).   I made Love-a-lot Bear, but you can use the same techniques to…

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HALLOWEEN POST: Care Bear Costume- Part 2: Ears

  Here is the tutorial for making Care Bear ears. This process also works for other characters/animals, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, lions, tigers, bears (oh, my). You can change the shape of the ears to create ears for cats, dogs, pigs, etc.   I made Love-a-lot Bear, but you can use the same…

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HALLOWEEN POST: Care Bear Costume- Part 1: Tummy Patch

  Halloween has come and gone, but it is never too early to get a jump on next year. Here is an easy costume idea that is fun and comfortable. The best part? It can be made from things laying around your house. I made Love-a-lot Bear, but you can use the same techniques to…

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Upcycled Sensory Toys

Sensory toys are great for kids ad adults alike. They are a fun way to elevate stress. However, not all sensory toys are created equal. Some of the most fun are also the easiest to break. It is pretty easy to run to the nearest Dollar Store to pick up more, but here is another…

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FLOWER POWER POST: Newspaper Flowers

Making paper flowers can be a nice, relaxing craft that is great to do in groups or with children. Instead of using tissue paper or other decorative paper, try using newspaper for a great way to get some upcycling into your life.     Supplies: Newspaper Scissors Tape Twist tie (optional) Newspaper tube (find tutorial…

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