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Salted Cherries

Salted Cherries

Just try it

Ingredients

  • Cherries
  • Flaky salt

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle salt onto cherries a little bit at a time
  2. Toss to coat evenly
  3. Season to taste

Friendship Bracelet

Friendship Bracelet

>> colorful and fun <<

Supplies

  • String (thicker than sewing thread, mine was 6-strand)
  • tape
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

  1. Choose your string and colors
  2. Cut 3 or more strands to a length of approximately 15 inches
  3. Tie a knot at one end
  4. Tape that end to a table or surface
  5. Choose a starting color, and begin tying knots
    1. see video for demo
  6. Tie a knot at the end, when it is long enough
  7. Enjoy yourself or share/gift with your friends!

Origami Sakura Flower

Origami Sakura Flower

Celebrate Spring by recreating one of Nature"s beautiful flowers!

Supplies

  • 5 pieces of origami/ square paper.
  • Any additional supplies for further crafting

Instructions

  1. Get out a square piece of paper.
  2. Because the folds are very intricate, following the video’s instructions for the best results.
  3. Further decorate as you please.

Indoor Garden

Indoor Garden

Grow your excess produce in 1 minute!

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Supplies

  • Water
  • Glass containers
  • 3 in green onions
  • Garlic Cloves

Instructions

  1. Place your produce into the container with the roots down
  2. Fill the container with water
  3. Leave it by the window still
  4. Wait one week
  5. Check on them to see if you should refill the container or take out your produce to use them

Weekly build IT Template

How to Scrapbook!

A quick guide into the world of scrapbooking.

Supplies

  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Stickers
  • Glue/Adhesive
  • Pen
  • Marker
  • Photos

Instructions

  1. Come up with an idea.
    • Section your materials out for each page.
  2. Trim the photos down to the size of your choice.
  3. Consider the stickers you want to use for each page.
  4. Start your page by putting the title down.
  5. Add the stickers you selected for the page.
  6. Add any additional photos, text, or stickers you want on the page.
  7. Repeat this process for the rest of your scrapbook pages!

Marble Run

Marble Run

time the fastest marble on this DIY racetrack!

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Supplies

  • Marble
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions

  1. Cut the cardboard to create a frame with a folded piece and the borders
  2. Tape the borders to help support the frame up
  3. Cut the cardboard to create the race track (make sure the width is wide enough to fit one marble)
  4. Tape the racetrack on the frame (make sure the height clearance is high enough for the marble to fit)
  5. Cut 1 cm wide cardboard pieces that are as long as your racetrack pieces
  6. Tape these pieces to the side of your racetrack to act as bumpers
  7.  Add an epic slide by taping it at the end
  8. Time your marble!

DIY Model Clay

DIY Model Clay

Skip the store! Make it yourself!

Supplies

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Mix together baking soda and cornstarch
  2. In a pan, mix together the dry mixture and the water over medium-low heat
  3. Stir constantly until dough is formed
  4. Transfer to a bowl and knead until smooth
  5. Let cool

April Fool’s Bug Lamp

April Fool's Bug Lamp

bugs bugs bugs !

Supplies

  • paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • lamp

Instructions

  1. Print or draw some bug outlines/silhouettes
  2. Cut them out
  3. Tape to the inside of a lamp
  4. Wait until an unsuspecting person turns on that lamp!

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

Learn how to start a watercolor painting

Supplies

  • Newspaper
  • Brushes
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Cup of water
  • Paper towel

Instructions

  1. Lay the paper on newspaper
  2. Dip a clean brush into the cup of water
  3. Lightly coat the paper with water
  4. Grab another brush to start painting
  5. Use the paper towel to clean the brush

St. Patrick’s Day Cards

St. Patrick's Day Cards

Make your own St. Patrick's Day cards!

Supplies

  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Access to a printer
  • Google Docs
  • Tape

Instructions

  1. Open Google docs and follow along
  2. Print your pages
  3. Color your pages
  4. Tape them together
  5. Send to friends and family!