Colourful Rocks and Tree Blocks – Easy DIY

Make tree blocks by collecting old branches, drying, cutting and sanding them. Add colour by using a watered down acrylic and applying it with a sponge. Seal with a wax or clear coat spray.

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Thrift Store Activity #1

I bought a bag of little spoons for $1.99 at Value Village. The kids love them. I put them into a burlap bag and added them to their little play diner area.

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From That to This. $5 LightBox 

I found this old cutlery box at a local thrift store for $2.

Our youngest, Beckett, shares my love of rocks, gems and buttons. He sits quietly sorting them from one dish to another. So I decided to turn this cutlery box into a little table top lightbox.

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Sparkle Stones

These clear glass stones are a favourite of mine.  There are so many ways that you can use them.

Today, I made a set of Sparkle Name Stones.

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Art Display DIY Under $1 

Go for a walk and grab an old dead branch.

Whittle and lightly sand. Hot glue clothespins on, attatch hooks.

That’s it!

Easy, low cost and really pretty!

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Smash-bots!

Collect broken -small appliances, toys and electronics.

Provide the kids with safety goggles and gloves.

Put together a tray of small hammers, screw drivers, wire, duct tape, clamps, glue… Etc.

Let the kids go to town! (Carefully;)  

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