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TED Talks: How to Use One Paper Towel

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission… Continue Reading →

22 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Earth Day

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena,… Continue Reading →

50 Earth Day Crafts to Make with Kids

We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate… Continue Reading →

Caine’s Arcade Cardboard Challenge

It’s almost been one year since the boy Caine was showcased for his amazing cardboard arcade. Since then, children all over the world have embraced the love of cardboard and creating! Watch this video to see all that has come… Continue Reading →

Aged Halloween Potion Bottle Labels

I’ve been working on spookifying my house for Halloween, and my favorite look has to be the vintage Halloween style. It’s somehow creepier if it’s old, right? Here’s how you can take ordinary household items and create vintage “potion” bottles… Continue Reading →

Do You Use Reusable Grocery Bags at the Store?

I’ve been trying really hard over the last little while to bring reusable grocery bags to the store with me, you know, helping do my part. It was hard to start, I was nervous to ask the grocery store clerks… Continue Reading →

It’s Not Trashy to Compost

Did you ever watch Fraggle Rock? Sunday nights at the Suite household made the close of the weekend bearable because of Jim Henson’s zany creations. How could we be upset at the prospect of an inevitable Monday, when metwith the… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Recycled Color Wheels

After you’re done marking down all the sales on fruit and vegetables from your grocery ads, cut them all apart by color and add them to a fun Earth Day Recycled Color Wheel. Supplies for Newspaper Color Wheel: grocery story… Continue Reading →

Create a Book Page Table Runner

Autumn was in the air today and I felt the urge to add a little fall decor to my home. I had a few fall picks and candles, but I wanted a table runner to arrange them on, and I… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Crafty Challenge: Recycled Art

**Update: to see the results, visit our Earth Day Recycled Challenge Page Are you ready for a challenge? I’m teaming up with Heather from Dollar Store Crafts to bring you a fun crafty challenge just in time for Earth Day…. Continue Reading →

We’ve Got Your Earth Day Coloring Pages

Celebrate our planet by coloring these fun Earth Day coloring pages. There’s an earth, sun, tree, recycle symbol, and a fun birdy connect-the-dot. To make it even more earth friendly as you color, print these coloring pages on the back… Continue Reading →

4 Helpful Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

There is real talent when it comes to thrift store shopping. I’m lucky to live near two of the top thrifters around, Allison and Kami. These ladies are skilled in their approach and attack! After going with them on a… Continue Reading →

Recycle Your Chip Bag Into a Book Cover

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers… Continue Reading →

Weekend Links: Kid Crafty Projects

Some fun crafty projects to make with the kiddies. Enjoy! Juice Box Boats by Inchmark (pictured above) Homemade Train Track by Rookie Moms Face Cut-out Screen by This Blessed Nest Microwave Puff Paint by One Crafty Mumma Cereal Box Mosaic… Continue Reading →

Recycling Grocery Ads for Playtime Menus

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price… Continue Reading →

Take the Time to Recycle

As Earth Day is tomorrow, it’s a great time to think of ways in which we can recycle, helping keep our Earth clean. I’ve come a long way toward recycling in my own home. I’ve always recycled pop cans or… Continue Reading →

Recycled Crafts for Earth Day

We’re gearing up for Earth Day coming up on April 22nd! Here’s some great crafts that use all kinds of recycled materials, helping out the environment and getting kids crafting. Egg Carton Flowers and Bugs (pictured above) by Make and… Continue Reading →

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

My kids love these fun zoo themed paper plates from Zoo Pals. The kids go crazy for lunch when I buy these, which isn’t very often. So to help these plates not go to waste after eating, we’ve reused them… Continue Reading →

Recycled Baby Food Containers

Recycling baby food containers into snack holders is a fantastic trick I learned from my sweet sis-in-law, Lindsay. She takes her baby food containers, washes them out, and fills them up with little snacks. They fit nicely in my diaper… Continue Reading →

Recycled Grocery Bag Snowman

My grocery bags have been piling up and in need of recycling. So I adapted this Grocery Bag Snowman from the Grocery Bag Bunny idea we got from Kids Craft Weekly. This little snowman used up a bunch of my… Continue Reading →

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