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Greetings!!!

Hey all!!  I have been gone for a couple of years. I had a huge life changing event, and am no longer in WV. I am now in Maryland. Talk about a huge hiccup. But I am not seeing much activity on here. How is everything???

Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on March 22, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

Maing a Wreath out of natural materials

Making a wreath with natural materials that can be found in the backyard will be a great craft activity for children of all ages. The end result will be a unique wreath that can be displayed on the front door or given as a gift to friends and family.

Nature Craft - Wreath Kids Can Make

Materials Needed to Make Natural Wreath

Cardboard

Stones

Acorns

Pine branches

Berries

Pine cones

Seashells

Craft glue

Ribbon for hanging

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Indoor worm composting

Composting is easier than you think. I know most of you are worried about worms in the house and the odor of compost heaps. However, it is possible to set aside a comfortable, odor-free place in your house for red worms! In a proper compost container, red worms will just do what they are best at: eat scraps and “release” a wonderful compost that can be used for planting trees and spring! Kids will absolutely love making compost. It is a great Earth Day activity and will be a rewarding and…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Nature Hunt



Items to Look for During  Nature Hunt (can add your own list):

  • acorns
  • caterpillars
  • ants
  • dandelions
  • sprouting tulips
  • y-shaped twigs
  • oak, maple, or hickory leaves, or whatever types may be found in the yard
  • blooming ground cover
  • bird feathers
  • moss
  • animal tracks
  • pussy willows

Children on the Nature Hunt Will…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Laundry Bottle Food Scoop

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What you'll need:

  • Plastic laundry bottle
  • Felt in your favorite shades
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors or a sharp knife
  • Felt alphabet stickers (optional)

How to make…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:17am — No Comments

Tooth Brush Braclets

What you'll need:

  • Old toothbrush
  • Tweezers or pliers
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Large mug
  • Oven gloves

How to make it:

  1. Remove all the bristles from the toothbrush with tweezers or pliers.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Keep water boiling, put toothbrush in water for five minutes.
  4. Remove toothbrush with tongs, bend to desired shape.
  5. If toothbrush doesn't…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:10am — No Comments

Carton Bird Feeder

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What you'll need:

  • Empty quart sized cardboard milk carton
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Hole punch or pencil
  • Bird seed

How to make it:

  1. Have an adult help you cut a hole in the bird…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Soda Bottle Terrarium

What you'll need:

  • Plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle with cap
  • Very sharp scissors or craft knife
  • Dirt or potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Water

How to make it:

  1. Remove the label from the bottle. Discard label. Save cap! 
  2. Wash and rinse out the bottle and cap.
  3. Cut the bottle close to the bottom. There may be a "line" near the end of where the label was, that's a…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Plastic Jug Watering Can

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What you'll need:

  • ½ gallon plastic milk or juice jug with handle and lid
  • Small finishing nail or screw
  • Hammer
  • Stickers

How to make it:…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coffee ground Fossils

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What you'll need:

  • 1 cup of used coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Tin Can Flower Pot

Make these charming tin can herb pots and watch them grow all summer long! This project not only recycles, it creates new life, and is a great Earth Day Craft. Your child can watch her plants for months to come and be proud that she created the container that holds them.

Be sure to visit our main Earth Day ideas page for more green ideas, including additional recycled crafts, printables, recipes, and ways to teach our kids about…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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