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How To: Upcycled Activity Box for Toddlers

This homemade toddler activity box took minutes to put together, was totally free, and entertains my son Darrol to no end! What is it about toddlers and the changing table? My baby boy refuses to sta…

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Watch Hoot & Annie On This Live Owl Cam

About five years ago, Cathy Howell, staff attorney for The Nature Conservancy in Texas, decided she needed a new project. This nature enthusiast and amateur woodworker wanted to get her hands dirty—an…

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15 Free Activities to Entertain Your Energetic Toddler

Got an energetic toddler at home? Try some of these free toddler activities to keep him busy and happy! Holy moly, y’all! People try to tell you that chasing a toddler is a lot of work. But seriousl…

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14 Surprising Uses for Old Picture Frames

Got some empty frames but no photos to fill them? Check out these surprising uses for old picture frames! Old picture frames that are missing the glass, have gotten scratched or dinged, or that are…

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DIY Natural Fabric Dyes For Every Color

Do you want to try natural dyes for fabric but aren't sure how to get the colors that you want? Here's a list of natural dyes by color for easy reference. You know that conventional fabric dyes ar…

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7 Surprising Ways to Use Pet Hair

Pet hair here, pet hair there, pet hair everywhere! Yep, if there's anything pet parents have plenty of, it's pet hair, so why not put some if it to good use? Read on for clever ways to reuse your ani…

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21 DIY Baby Toys from Organic and Recycled Materials

What is it about babies that makes us want to shower them with gifts? I can't resist cute baby things, but my inner green crafter tsks at those consumerist impulses. When I can I try to make things fo…

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Kids Can Upcycle! 15 Upcycling Projects for Kids

Kids love to make their own toys, and when they upcycle those toys from stuff that you'd otherwise put in the trash or the recycling bin, then they're not only having fun and saving money, but also le…

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Build a Native Bee Habitat from Reclaimed Wood

This tutorial was part of Garden Week at Crafting a Green World. We teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk about all things gardening! We need bees. Native bees and other native…

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Learn How to Make Your Own Natural Body Scrub

When it comes to DIY projects, there's nothing I love more than making my own beauty products. Just think about all the money you spend on these items every year, and how difficult it can be to find b…

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Great tip!

Very clever invention but such a shame it is needed in the first place. Who is it that teaches peopl…

Peanut butter is an allergen, too. Are we going to pull that off of the shelves?