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Glowing Jugs

7 Nov



Horrible picture, I know! But shows the jugs we decorated glowing in the trees at night.

Daytime pic.


Another camp craft, this time very close to Halloween we made glowing milk jugs. The kids painted clean, gallon size, plastic jugs. I tied them to tree limbs and at night added  a glow stick to each one. They looked very cool and creepy, since some of us painted a spooky theme.




Plan on doing this again, it was easy fun!

Got the idea here, they have much better pictures too check it out:

Easy Tie Dye

7 Nov

Not a huge fan of the mess of tie dye so when I saw this idea on Pinterest I jumped at our first opportunity to give it a try!


We were camping, I like to do a craft when camping, I brought the supplies along with us!

All you need is spray bottles, rubbing alcohol, permanent markers, plastic cups, rubber bands and white T-shirts.

Stand the cups up inside the shirt, place a rubber band over the top to make a little drawing area. Draw whatever you wish inside the circles, we have found the more color the better! Spray with rubbing alcohol. Let it dry a little, then remove rubber bands and cups hang to finish the drying process and Wa La! A super cute tie dye effect shirt!



Other kids at the campground wanted to know where they got the shirts!


Valentine’s Box

20 Feb

Making Valentine’s boxes is so much fun! For Kate’s class party she wanted something that went along with Rapunzel, of course I hit up Pinterest . We found this awesome Valentine box someone had made. There was no attached website just a photo but it was settled Kate wanted her box to look like this.


So me I wanted to simplify it and came up with a simple yet cute idea. We used a shoe box, some paper, a Pringles can, foam hearts, construction paper and yellow yarn.

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We covered the box in green butcher paper cut out a slot for all her mail, wrapped the can in a silver card stock I had and made a cone for the top of the tower.

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Cut a window and her name out of construction paper and added some yarn for Rapunzel’s hair. Turned out cute, she loved it and so did her classmates!

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100th Day of School Class Treat

10 Feb

I wanted to make something fun for the class. So I found this idea on Pinterest.

Here is what I came up with.

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The supplies I used. Wafer cookies, round sandwich cream cookies, snack size baggies, and a print out I made.

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Place the cookies in the bag to look like “100” add the paper topper and that’s it. Simple and cheap!

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DIY Campfire Starters

3 Feb

So I saw this cool idea on Pinterest, from this blog:

and saved it to my Neat 4 Camping board.

I have been saving our dryer lint and decided to give it a try.  Here’s what I used, TP rolls and other paper tubes. junk mail and twine. I don’t know why, since you catch them on fire and they are gone forever… but I wanted them to be cute! So I stuffed the rolls, cut small squares from the junk mail, placed the paper over the both ends of the tubes and tied them off with twine.

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That’s it quick, easy and effective. I took one straight outback to the fire pit and sure enough it worked great. I’m going to put some in our camping totes and maybe even use them for stocking stuffers at Christmas!