• Family Life
    Recycling
    From Trash to Crafts
    From Trash to Crafts Crafty Clues Clean and collect a week's worth of items that you'd normally throw away and challenge your children to think of ways you could use the items in crafting. The following are suggestions to get you started thinki...
  • Family Life
    Recycling
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink Crafty Clues Around the house, fix items that are broken, or discard them and get new ones that work. Try to purchase appliances and tools that do several jobs, rather than buying a different tool for each job. A...
  • Bottle Vase Craft
    Handicrafts
    Bottle to Vase
    Bottle to VaseMaterials Bottles or other glass containers that could be used as a vase Colored tissue paper Scissors Photographs copied onto paper or colored pictures from magazines Brush Glue or Mod Podge (found at craft stores) Directions ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Gardening
    Composting Basics
    Composting BasicsMaterials Leaves Grass clippings Food scraps Potato peelings Banana skins Tea bags Worms Directions More than half the trash your family throws away could be composted to turn it back into rich, fertile soil. There are several e...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Handicrafts
    Shoes, Paint, and Jan Matzeliger
    Shoes, Paint, and Jan MatzeligerAges: All agesTime: 30 minutes or moreType of Activity: Art Materials needed: Shoes that no one will ever wear again Paint Brushes Water Scrap paper Pencils Pictures of master paintings for inspiration (optional) ...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater
  • Family Life
    Recycling
    Tour #1: The Trash Trail
    Tour #1: The Trash TrailFollowing the trash trail from the kitchen wastebasket to litter's final resting place can be a real trip. The first stop on our journey was the town's shining new transfer station (conveniently located next to the old lan...
    Dennis Randall