At-Home Projects

This cute phenomenon may be familiar to some of you, but for those who don’t know what they are, they are models that are made out of books and resemble a commonplace book on the outside. They create a small world within a book shelf.  My book nook journey started with my professor assigning us to make one from any inspiration we chose. I decided...

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a stylish, comfortable facemask you can wear outdoors. It’s quick, easy and does not require any sewing skills or a sewing machine! Here’s what you will need:   1 cotton t-shirt (at least 16” wide when you lay it flat) Scissors Ruler/measuring tape   The first step is cutting off the seam at the...

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In our Alcohol Ink workshop we introduce you to the basics of alcohol ink and how to use them to make fun and colorful artwork! So what are Alcohol inks and what are they used for?! Alcohol inks are fast-drying, highly pigmented, alcohol-based inks. They are great to use on any hard, non-porous surface including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather and polymer clay. Alcohol ink...

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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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