Friday, November 15, 2013

What To Do With All Those Old Photo Negatives

Since the digital age has taken over, photo negatives and slides have pretty much become extinct.  Good for the environment, but of course, we all have old negatives lying around from the "old days" when 35mm film was king.  And as most of us would agree, there isn't much use for them anymore, but for some reason, we just can't seem to part with them.  So why don't we put them to use, satisfying our need to hold onto old memories while creating something new from them.  Here are some ideas for what to do with all those old negatives.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

How To Make A Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

This is a great idea for Christmas, especially if you have kids.  It's a good way to get their hands involved in a creative activity while also teaching them the value of recycling.  After they're done, fill the rolls with anything from candy to bouncy balls.

You will need:
25 toilet paper rolls (without the toilet paper!)
cereal boxes
computer printer and paper

First, you will need to glue the toilet paper rolls together, like so:

Until you have 24 glued together:

Cut and glue the cereal boxes so they resemble a roof.  Glue the 25th toilet paper roll on top for the chimney and put a piece of tissue paper coming out to resemble smoke.  Now glue the 24 toilet paper rolls to the roof, print and cut out circles of numbers 1-24 and glue onto each roll.  Fill each roll from the back with whatever goodies your heart desires and let your little ones at it!