At-Home Projects

More and more people are looking to spend time outside now that the weather is warming up. One hobby that has been gathering interest with people stuck at home is birdwatching. It is important that you continue to social distance while enjoying the outdoors, and birdwatching is a good way to do that because generally, most birds are active at dawn and dusk. Here are...

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You can use everyday household objects and upcycle to do Shadow Puppetry. This is a great form of storytelling and theatre making. It is also fun for all ages, young and older! Materials: I used an empty cheez-it box, deconstructed. You can use any paper material that is  sturdy enough to hold itself up. Paper is usually not great, but cardstock, poster paper and thin cardboard is. You...

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(Originally found on typennington.com)   I have always loved these signs, but they can be very expensive to buy at the store. They are very simple and cheap to make out of cardboard though!   Here are the materials you’ll need for this project:   Cardboard boxes Scissors Exacto knife Ruler Tape Cutting mat or surface you are comfortable cutting on (you may accidentally cut into this surface) Hole Punch ...

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Now that the weather is warming up we all will want to spend time outside, especially children. As we all need to be socially distancing and isolating, making your own chalk is a great idea to keep yourself and children busy while making materials for a solo-outdoors activity. This chalk also will save a trip to the store to buy chalk by making it yourself...

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DIY originally by happiestcamper.com https://happiestcamper.com/easy-hanging-kitchen-towel-sewing-project/   While being stuck at home you can feel like you want to accomplish big projects- but sometimes the little things can make a big difference. That’s why we are bringing you a small DIY that can be a big help! The Hanging Pot Holder and Towel! They are super easy and machine washable.     What you’ll need for this DIY is:   a hand towel ...

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Quarantine Cooking: An Introduction to Stew   Though the art of Stewmaking has few rules, any stew worth remembrance is likely a tight balance of vegetables, herbs/spices, liquid, fat, and sodium. Making good stew is a simmery sensation understood in kitchens across the world. Interested in learning to stew? Let me help you. Let’s start with vegetables. Just about any vegetable can be stewed, but some of the...

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While not all of us have access to embroidery machines, there is an alternative to making patches: sew them by hand! There are some materials you will need to have for this tutorial including: embroidery backing, cloth (fabric), iron, an embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, a needle, heat bond, and your image.    Now that you know what you will need, we’ll get into the steps:   First, have...

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How to Make A Fabric Mask   Items needed: 1 Bias tape Jig (contact us to get one!) 1 Pleating jig (contact us to get one!) 1 pattern   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IcNImiYy8oKqauyKGso5hcDRjkgM3YFfxHZq5LGknwM/edit?usp=sharing  Sewing materials (thread, a sewing machine, scissors) An iron 100% cotton (If it is for non medical use, you can use the fabric from an old Tshirt!) For reference: 1 yard of fabric yields about 4 masks   Resources: How to...

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This is a tutorial on how to build weights for at-home exercise. All project materials will be available in stores that are open during the stay-at-home order, such as Lowes or Home Depot.   With so many facilities being closed and closures of campuses, students are more likely now than ever before to become sedentary. As a result, remaining physically active should be a priority because it...

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