Category Archives: Eco Explorations

Eco Explorations: Repurposing Cereal Boxes

Most of us love cereal, especially a staple with most kids.  In fact, it can be amazing how much cereal we all go through.  That’s not really a problem, except for the fact that it leaves you with so many …

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Eco-explorations : 6 Recycled Valentine Inspirations

With Valentine’s day just round the corner, our eco-explorations section features some fantastic recycled projects to make memorable Valentine’s day gifts. Adorable Valentine twig arrows to make with your little crafters from Carolyns Homework. Use old book pages or newspapers …

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Recycled Weaved Rain Stick Craft

These weaved rain sticks are super easy to make with all materials you will have at home. Materials needed: Empty paper towel roll An old magazine or newspaper Rubberband Scissors, Tape Rice First, cut some magazine sheets or newspaper into …

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Eco Explorations: 6 Things To Make With Plastic Bottles

While we should all use re useable water bottles, nevertheless, more than 1500 plastic water bottles are used every second in the United States. If you have some on hand, instead of trashing them, recycle. Better yet, here are some …

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Eco-explorations: Green Hanukkah Inspirations

As we are gearing towards Hanukkah celebrations this week, our eco explorations this Wednesday finds some eco friendly Hanukkah crafts. From home décor ideas to making dreidals out of milk cartons, and crafty menorahs, here’s our selection of some crafty …

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Top 5 Upcycled/Recycled Products

This is the season of giving thanks. We are thankful for the opportunity we have to live in such a beautiful world. The earth has such amazing renewable resources. We, as her occupants, also have the ability to recycle and …

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Eco-Explorations : Halloween Costume Upcycle

A trunkful of Halloween costumes While growing up my Grandmother had a wonderfully large trunk just full of all the Halloween costumes and accessories you can even imagine.  Each year come October, we would rush over to Grandma and Grandpa’s …

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Eco-Explorations With Milk Jugs

Recycle your milk jugs! Did you know that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that only 6.8 percent of all plastics were recycled in 2007 as compared to the 50 percent of all paper which was recycled? It’s …

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Eco Explorations: Tin Can Alley

It is so wonderful to use common everyday objects and upcycle them into something fun, functional or beautiful. Most of us have the opportunity to use a tin can or two. We eat readymade soups, or canned fruits. We may …

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Eco Explorations: Upcycling Newspapers And Magazines

Do you recycle? Is Dad done with the crossword? Mom clipped this week’s recipes from Home and Garden? Kids have had their laughs from the funnies? Don’t throw those magazines and newspapers away! They may not even be destined for …