Posted by melissa.t on November 8, 2012
Since I’m a recent Mod Podge addict, I’ve been finding ways to combine it with literacy. Hence, story stones! Delight in finding pictures in old magazines, and Mod Podging them onto rocks. Then, use the stones to inspire family storytelling.
Start by collecting large rocks.
Then gather your supplies:
- Mod Podge
- old magazines
Cut out small pictures you like.
First, spread the Mod Podge on the rock.
Then add a picture and spread more Mod Podge on top of it.
Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.
When dry, your picture will be firmly attached to the rock and you’ve made a story stone!
When you have a collection of story stones, you can use them to tell stories with your kids.
(Write down your best stories.)
Posted by melissa.t on October 13, 2011
This Halloween, go green by upcycling your old candy wrappers! Upcycling is when you repurpose the recycled material into something else – like jewelry. Here are five crafty ways to upcycle your Halloween candy wrappers: jewelry, a candy bucket, a bookmark, flowers, and a light-switch plate.
For $19.95, you'll get directions, a hole puncher, 9 cords, 9 beads, 4 elastic loops, 30 sticky gems, and 200+ precut wrappers. Watch the video about how to fold the wrappers together. It really helps.
Our blogger friend, Miss Mimi, made jewelry using the Alex Kit with her daughter highly recommends it.Also, if you start making jewelry after Halloween, you'll have some beautiful, hand-made holiday gifts to give as presents!
So, go GREEN for HALLOWEEN!!! You'll be showing your kids how to reuse and recycle plus have tons of craft fun!
And, don't forget to upload your cuties in their Halloween costumes to our Facebook Page by October 31 for our Costume Contest!