Easy to make…easy to love!
If your house is anything like ours you probably have a “Department of Missing Socks” also. Do not mourn the sad loss a mate. Look what you can do with some of your favorite mateless socks.
Step-by-step illustrations and instructions can be found in the Sock and Glove book by Miyako Kanamori. There are thirteen delightful projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. You can have new menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish.
These whimsical creatures make perfect gifts and inspiring companions.
This week’s Recipe for Fun is one that you can not eat, but a sweet treat to give any Mother. Gather up the family and make a Family Fingerprint Ornament.
Mix up a salt dough of 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup cold water until it has consistency of play dough. Flatten into a circle and then press each family members fingerprints into it.
Bake at 250 for 2 hours. Cool overnight then spray with metallic paint and you’ll have a treasured Mother’s Day gift in time for her special day this Sunday.
Another option is bronze Custom Fingerprint Jewelry by Brent & Jessica Williams as pictured.
If you love Peeps, it’s that sugary marshmallowy season once again. Last year we posted our favorite Peeps dressed and undressed. This year’s Washington Post Diorama Contest 2012 had so many great entries. Our favorite was not the one that took first place place. Ours brought back memories of last April’s Royal Wedding.
Remember the Royal Wedding at Peepminster Abbey? Even Victoria Peepum was there.
There was Peepa Middleton with her show stopping dress, and the long row of satin buttons.
Look over there…it’s Peepatrice and her sister sporting their royal Peepinators.
“Just Peeped” to live happily ever after. But how did that sour faced little bridesmaid get into the picture?
You can still view at least 40 of the entries with titles like: Peeping Up With the Kardashians, iHeaven — Steve Jobs’ current project, Romney Family Road Trip, or Mount Peepmore.
It was a fair vote – fair and square for the Peeple’s Choice winner. Oh no, another Peep show.
Good Friday & Easter Sunday – What’s Open & What’s Closed? Here is a list with answers: Good Friday & Easter Sunday Closing Info
Do you, or do you know of anyone today who actually runs to get a Yellow Pages when searching for a telephone number?
Last night in the entrance of Annie’s condo, we had to walk past 2 mountains of plastic bags housing new Yellow Page Telephone Books. It appeared that residents were ignoring their existence all together.
If you’re not going to let your fingers do the walking, what do you do with your Yellow Pages?
If you are stumped, here are a few suggestions:
- Child booster seats which can created by covering them with fabric remnants.
- Tear out pages to use with kindling to light fires for stoves, BBQ’s or bonfires.
- Door stops.
- Make a pencil holder.
- Window wipes which are ideal for cleaning windows with a simple mixture of vinegar and water.
- Yellow Pages step aerobics, duct tape books together to use in stair-stepping exercises.
- Make paper mache.
- Fire starters for fireplace, grill or woodstove.
- Recycle – Less than 10% of all phone books printed are recycled, even though they can be recycled into everything from ceiling tiles to cereal boxes. Visit Earth911.com to find your nearest phone book recycling center.
- Garden mulch – shred a few pages at a time as they’re great biodegradable weed blockers.
- Make several hundred paper airplanes.
- Perfect origami paper. Instead of buying expensive craft paper to make paper cranes or flowers, use the pages of the Yellow Pages. The words and see-through pages give the origami a interesting look.
Make your voice heard. Sign a petition to the Yellow Pages Association insisting that they move to an “on-demand system” of distributing directories.
Save them, they could become collectibles?
These bows could be standard fare for a very long at Totally Kid fun furniture & toys with our supply of Yellow Pages. At least I find it to be a good idea. We will see what Megan thinks about them.
How About Orange has a perfect pictorial for this bow making project if you too would like to put your Yellow Pages to good use.
Merriment Designs shows us how to up-cycle the yellow pages into wrapping paper.
How many of you have never used a typewriter? How many kids today have never ever seen one and would not know what it is if they did?
As an officially licensed Apple product, the Limited Edition Typescreen™ offers all the style and quality that you’d expect from Apple with the playful design and innovation expected from Spinning Hat. Compatible with both the iPad and iPad 2, the Typescreen™.
You may not have to go take your memory so far back in time to remember the “brick” phone.
Convert your iPhone into a retro 80′s brick with the new Thumbs Up iPhone case – because you can look as hip as Ferris Bueller, without taking the day off.
You not only protect your iPhone, but totally kick-it retro!
How about an Etch A Sketch cover for your iPad?
Smashed Peas and Carrots will show you how to make this retro crazy cute cover.
Put down your electronics for a while and have some doodle dialing fun with the real deal Etch A Sketch.