Spring has begun, and these lollipops are a celebration of the colorful season. Simple, pretty, and super fun, Jollypops are the perfect treats to make with friends! I first made these delicious pops with my pals Parker, Darcey, and Lou, who have all been in past Wondermint episodes. We made super colorful lollipops, snuck a few Jolly Ranchers while we worked away on creating our beautiful pop, and took some of the pictures you will see below. Parker & I have also made shamrocks made with melted Jolly Ranchers for St. Patrick’s Day (see photos at bottom of post). They were a big hit in our classroom! You can find out how to make your own Jollypops below. Have fun!
The host of Wondermint shows kids how to reuse all those iphone boxes received over the holidays, using leftover washi tape and recycled paper. 1.8 billion smart phones were sold last year—that’s up to 1 BILLION square feet of landfill space getting used up. But, not if you reuse your boxes.
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Challenge Level: Easy
Did you know that smart phone boxes can waste up to 1 billion square feet of landfill (landfill is a section of earth that has been reserved for trash) every year? But they don’t have to. If everyone reused their boxes, they could help avoid taking up landfill and reduce waste. Here’s how I reused a few iPhone boxes I collected from family and friends. When I take something ordinary and recycle it into something cooler, I call it “upcycling”. Make sure you check out my how-to video, too. And, please share this post or video to encourage others to reuse boxes and packaging.
CHALLENGE LEVEL: MEDIUM
Does require hot water and using dye which can stain clothes or furniture.
IMPORTANT TIP: Buy shoes one size larger than your actual size because they will shrink slightly. SEE THE VIDEO HOW TO.
The great thing about being a DIY’er (Do It Yourselfer) is that when you can’t find something the way you like it, you can try to make it yourself. That’s what we did with a pair of plain Toms canvas shoes. I love Toms’ slip-on canvas shoes because they are comfortable and flexible. I use them to dance in and play in. I also love them because every time we buy a pair of their shoes they give a pair of shoes to a child who needs a pair but cannot afford any. And, that’s just plain nice.
This fun video shows kids how to make unique place card settings for special dinners and events. Great for family gatherings or holiday dinners! Don’t forget to check out the photos and read the instructions on my post How To Make Cool Place Cards.
Resources: Reused Spega Yogurt Jars; herbs from Whole Foods and our garden; We used scrap burlap for this craft, but in the past we have bought colored burlap ribbon at Paper Source. Other ribbons, gold pens & glue sticks purchased at Target. Cute name flags from WeddingChicks.com
This craft was inspired by something I saw on Daily Candy Kids and a big bowl of fruit sitting in our kitchen. I call this craft FRUITASTIC FRUIT STAMPS. To make this project more fun I had my good friend, Grace, come over and help me. Grace is artistic, funny, and nice and we had a great time making art stamps from real fruit. Make sure you check out the HOW-TO VIDEO we made, too!
Pomegranate, apples, pears, and celery stalks dipped in Tempera paint
If you have a lot of old crayons or crayon bits laying around your room and you are a big fan of recycling, you’ll love this CUSTOM CRAYON HOW TO! When my mom first showed me this idea from Martha Stewart (Martha inspires us a lot!) I thought it would be pretty difficult. Turns out, it is not. Keep reading to see how my friend Flora and I find new ways to combine the amazing world of crayons and recycled crafts! And, don’t forget to check out our How-To Video!
Level: Easy Materials: Crayons, old muffin tin or silicone baking molds, creativity READ MORE…