Creative Resources

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Holiday Craft Ideas
www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas
Topics: Crafts for Christmas and Easy Homemade Christmas Decorations

Goddess of Garbage
www.goddessofgarbage.com/index.html
Topics: Award Winning Interior designer makes amazing home and office furniture and accessories.

Martha Stewart Recycled Crafts
www.worldslargestthings.com/education/memoryboxes.htm
Topics: Make a fabric scrap baby blanket, teacup candle, menswear mouse toy, pillowcase tote, cereal box organizer, brooch ribbon necklace and more.

Make a Bowl
www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/34384.aspx 
Topics: Make a bowl from magazines.

Plarn
diyfashion.about.com/od/crochetsupplies/ss/Make_Plarn_4.htm 
Topics: How to make yarn from plastic. Plarn creations include bags, purses, jewelry, cuffs, wristbands, and other accessories.

Recycle Old Denim Jeans
www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/index.shtml#denim 
Topics: Diary Cover, Rug, Organizer, Fridge Pocket Magnet, Pocket Purse, Skirt

Tie and Dye a T-Shirt
www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson29.html 
Topics: Tie and Dye

Recycled Craft Ideas
www.allcrafts.net/earthday.htm 
Topics: Milk carton antique blocks, refrigerator keyboard calendar, food fridge magnets, bottle cap locket, crochet grocery bag shoes, recycled bread bag tote, and much more.

Marbling Fabric
www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson39.html 
Topics: How to Marble Fabric/Paper

Craft Ideas
www.craftbits.com/recycled-crafts
Topics: The most amazing things! Bottle cap keychain, altered books, cookie tray, CANDY WRAPPER HANDBAGS, rag rugs, cork trivets, soda can birdfeeder, starburst wrapper necklace, vintage apron, vinyl record bangle, starburst wrapper hair clips, PEZ dispenser USB drive, etc.

Recycled Art from Aluminum Cans
www.aluminouspublishing.com 
Topics: Make crafts from aluminum cans.

Baby Food Jar Chandelier
blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/baby_food_jar_chandelier.html 
Topics: Craft site that organizes projects by item. 100 projects to make with baby food jars and many other projects using everyday items.

Trash Matcher
www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/matchtmp.html 
Topics: Matches your trash with craft ideas

Country Crafts
www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/green-crafts-0309 
Topics: Wallpaper tree, purse made from a book, CD case art.

Car Art
www.worldslargestthings.com/education/artcars.htm 
Topics: Turn your car into a work of art.

Sewing
diyfashion.about.com/od/recycledprojects/Recycled_DIY_Fashion.htm
Topics: Make halter tops, skirts, pocketbooks, tank tops, wristbands, etc.

Unique Gift Boxes
www.eco-artware.com/crafts/crafts_11_02.php#boxes 
www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Box-from-a-Cereal-Box/ 
Topics: Make unique gift boxes from cereal boxes. Pattern and pictures included.

For ideas for the classroom, visit our Educational Resourcespage.