Category Archives: Crafts

My One Halloween Decoration

When I was a kid, I loved making decorations and styling the house for the holidays. I especially loved Halloween because we used to get Nevada Day off on October 31. That meant my brothers and I had the entire … Continue reading

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Flattened Flower Craft Project

My backyard is uncontrollably blooming yellows, pinks, reds, and oranges. I wanted to bring that beauty into my house. Instead of chopping off the blooms for a vase, I flattened them in my ginormous Java Programming book. First, I put … Continue reading

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Make an Elevated Feeding Bowl for the Cat

If your cat or small dog needs a feeding bowl that is elevated from the ground, you can make one yourself. I used two small Japanese rice bowls. I think I bought mine a few years ago at a Daiso … Continue reading

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Aerial Rigging for Measuring Spoons

As a housewarming gift, my friend gave me little owl measuring spoons from Cost Plus World Market. They are so cute, and I wanted them to be out on display, but just having them on the counter wasn’t working. So … Continue reading

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Making Multi-Colored Crayons With Solar Energy Ovens

School is in session all summer, and it’s hot out there. So my students and I are taking advantage of the sunny skies by dabbling with a variety of solar energy projects from the National Energy Education Development Project. This … Continue reading

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A Bit of Techno and Deco

Being someone who is often mired in the depths of clutter, I am always excited when I find a way to keep any small corner of my life in better order. Recently, I discovered a solution to keep my tech … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips: Label Belongings

At the end of every school year, at almost every school I’ve taught at, we accumulate a mountain of lost clothes that rivals the height of Mt. Everest. Kids lose jackets, hoodies, lunch bags, mittens, hats, scarves, and more. Since … Continue reading

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What are Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic?

I found a craft project the other day that required the use of Shrinky Dinks. What? Shrinky Dinks? I had never heard of such a thing. Therefore, I went to Michaels and scoured the aisles for Shrinky Dinks, but I … Continue reading

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Aloe Love

  I remember when I was a kid how my grandma would break off aloe leaves from her plants, cut them open, scoop out the watery gel on the inside, and smooth it onto my red, crispy, sunburned skin. Last … Continue reading

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