Kids love making waves with a sensory bottle! Easy to make too.

Make a Wave Bottle for Kids to Explore

A wave bottle is an easy sensory bottle for kids to make and then explore to see what they find in their ocean. Making waves is so much fun!

Completely upcycled homemade wrapping paper made with baby food and baby food caps

Completely Upcycled Homemade Wrapping Paper for Teacher’s Gift

I was gathering supplies to give to Henry’s teachers for Christmas. They have asked parents for gifts for their classrooms instead of gifts for them personally. So, I emptied out my craft cupboard and have [probably] fully stocked them up! And then I realized I had absolutely no wrapping paper in the house left. Shucks. […]

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26 Tin Can Crafts & Activities For Kids!

Upcycling is free. Upcycling is versatile. Upcycling can be done with things you have on hand. Tin can crafts and activities are a great way to upcycle! Tin cans… I have a lot on hand, at all times! Here are 26 tin can crafts, activities, holiday ideas, as well as music makers that you can do- with […]

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Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  “We have to save this and paint with it later!” That’s how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow […]

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Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

These are some fun to make, homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make! Henry and I rummaged through our recycling bins to find some tin cans in various shapes and sizes, including some lids. Believe me, there’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin! Upcycle whatever you can for […]