Recent Updates
Craft

Are you ever too old for play-doh? We think not!

To make your own play-doh at home, check out this recipe.

You will need:

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food coloring (optional)
  1. Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add food coloring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (color optional)
  3. Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  4. Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  5. (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)
  6. Check out this, and other play-doh recipes here.
Miscellaneous Monday

cool-old-books-library

This could, quite possibly, be the best book ever written.

 

Craft

Soda Box Pencil Case

soda

 

Materials:

cereal box or soda can box, this pencil case templatepencil, scissors, ruler, scoring tool (like a butter knife or bent paper clip), clear tape, hook and loop fastener(optional)

The template for this craft can be found here or here.

Instructions:

1. Open a food box at the seams and flatten it out.

2. Cut out the pencil case template and place it on top of the flattened box. Trace onto the cardboard around the edge of the template and cut the shape out of the cardboard.

3. With a pencil, mark the score lines on the cereal box where they are indicated on the template. Place the ruler on top of your cardboard cut-out on the places where you’ve marked your lines. Run your paper scoring tool along the lines. Fold at these lines.

4. Fold up the pencil case at the score lines and tuck the bottom tab inside the bottom of the case. Put a small piece of clear tape securing the tab in place. Then, place tape along the long side of the case.

View Archive