Don’t Throw Anything Away Until You Read This Book

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint or just wish to reuse some of the containers and packaging you bring into the house, I have the perfect book for you.

LOOK WHAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH DOZENS OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (Boyds Mills Press 1998) edited by Kathy Ross is a treasure trove of crafts that use everyday household items to create one of a kind masterpieces.

The book is divided into eight sections as follows:  Paper Bags,
Tubes, Paper Plates, Egg Cartons, Craft Sticks, Newspapers and Magazines, and Plastic Bottles and Tubs. You can create everything from animals, dolls, furniture, buildings, vehicles, picture frames, flowers, musical instruments, monsters, and much, much more.

craft bookThe pictures are in color and provide easy, step-by-step directions for each craft.  There are also lists of what is needed to complete each project.  There are more than 500 projects to choose from.

So, don’t let cold, rain, sleet or snow make you feel “stuck” in the house with nothing to do.  Get out the cereal boxes, egg cartons, paper bags,   glue, scissors, and markers and make something.