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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sock Snowmen :)

[We've all seen/had a sock monkey.......but how cute are these!!! ~Tina]

How cute are these to make with the little ones?!!!!!!!!!!!

For this craft, you'll need:
a pair of old socks that are crew length, or longer,
rubber bands,
map pins with heads,
any left over fabric, if you want for a scarf. 

First, cut off the top of the sock from the foot. 
Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock.
Then turn the sock right-side out again. 
Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base. 
Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman. 
Now, decorate!
Tie a scarf around your snowman's neck and add eyes, nose, and buttons. 
Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap.
Or you could use colored argyle socks to create hats and sweaters for your snowman. 
You can either sew or glue on your buttons, and add embellishments - twine, bows, ribbons, etc - as needed.  
This is such a quick and easy craft - 10 minutes tops - that it would be simple to create a whole family of snowmen for your mantle!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Snowman Ornament

A snowman ornament made from a battery operated tea light!

Just add some ribbon and embellishments and it's good to go! ~Sara

Supplies needed:

battery operated tea light
red ribbon, enough to go around the tea light and tie a bow and make a loop to hang
mini black top hat
black paint or puffy stickers (for mouth)
pink or reddish powder or stickers (for cheeks)
tiny black beads or paint (for eyes)
glue or hot glue gun
paintbrush, if using paint

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Revitalizing Cucumber Toner

*** Ohwww...a 'spa' treatment at home!***

Revitalizing Cucumber Toner

This toner is very mild and is supposed to work well for all skin types. Cucumber is great for soothing and softening skin because it has the same pH as healthy skin.
If you wake up feeling like your face is a little puffy, try using this toner, it's really refreshing and should help to calm and tighten your skin. It's mild enough to use everyday.

1/2 cucumber with peel, chopped
3 tablespoons witch hazel
2 tablespoons distilled water

Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. I poured the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove all of the solids and used the back of a spoon to mush down what was left in the sieve. There was very little wastage. Discard what is left over in the sieve.
Pour the toner into a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Store this toner in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life—it should last for several weeks.

To use, apply the toner to your face using a clean cotton ball.


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Deviled Eggs with Spiders for Halloween :)

Halloween Table ~ Deviled Eggs

Cute idea for a Halloween buffet table. Make deviled eggs, then cut olives in half for the spider body, then make quarter slices for the legs.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know

72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know

As we all know, students already get plenty of tests, so why not let your students show what they learned creatively? Whether your students are reading independent books or your class has just finished a unit on space or pioneers, a culminating project can really cement that learning. Here are 72 fun and creative ways for your students to show what they know:
  1. Create a poster
  2. Make a PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Design a model
  4. Make a shoebox diorama
  5. Use a three-panel display board 
  6. Make a timeline
  7. Create a board game incorporating key elements. 
  8. Write a poem
  9. Write and perform a skit
  10. Make a TV or radio commercial
  11. Make a collage
  12. Make a mobile
  13. Create a test about the topic
  14. Make a word search
  15. Make a crossword puzzle
  16. Write a report
  17. Create a flow chart or diagram
  18. Write an interview of a relevant person
  19. Ask and and answer key questions
  20. Write journal/diary entries
  21. Write a postcard or letter exchange
  22. Create a scrapbook
  23. Create a photo album
  24. Make an instructional video
  25. Give a presentation
  26. Create an interactive notebook
  27. Create a set of task cards 
  28. Make a pamphlet or brochure
  29. Write a newspaper article
  30. Perform a puppet show
  31. Hold a debate
  32. Hold a mock court case
  33. Create an episode of a reality show
  34. Create a game show
  35. Have a panel discussion of "experts"
  36. Compose a rap or other song
  37. Use a Venn Diagram to compare two aspects of the topic
  38. Design a comic strip about the topic
  39. Create children's story about the topic
  40. Create a map
  41. Write a fable or myth about the topic
  42. Create a help-wanted add and a letter/resume to answer it
  43. Write a text message dialogue relevant to the topic
  44. Write a series of Tweets relevant to the topic
  45. Create a Facebook wall relative to the topic
  46. Create a Pinterest board relative to the topic
  47. Start a blog
  48. Decorate a box and fill with relevant objects
  49. Create a fold-able
  50. Create a flip book
  51. Create a Cootie Catcher
  52. Create a cereal based on the topic (cover a cereal box)
  53. Assemble a time capsule
  54. Create several bookmarks about different aspects of the topic
  55. Write a recipe relevant to the topic (good for showing causes of an event)
  56. Do a newscast
  57. Write an acrostic poem
  58. Create an internet scavenger hunt
  59. Write an advice column with several problems related to the topic.
  60. Create flash cards or trivia cards
  61. Create a cheer relevant to the topic
  62. Make a short documentary film
  63. Create a museum exhibit
  64. Create a Top-Ten list relevant to the topic
  65. Create a video game
  66. Make a "Choose Your Own Adventure" 
  67. Create a mini book with one fact/idea per page
  68. Create a glossary of relevant terms
  69. Make a paper chain with a different fact for each link
  70. Make a flower with a different fact for each petal
  71. Write a handbook or instruction book
  72. Create a newsletter
Have you done one of these with your students? How did it go? Please share with a comment. 
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Make your own PAINT

Never buy paint for kids!!!


1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
food coloring

Share with your friends so they can make it too! :)

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