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A Memorial Day to Remember – 5 Fun Family Activities


A Memorial Day to Remember – 5 Fun Family Activities to celebrate our service members!
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The Rainbow Connection


IMG_8135“Mom, if we’re Irish how come I can’t see Leprechauns?” Hmmm, I had to ponder this question last year as I walked with my daughter from school on a rainy day. Our path was under dark clouds streaked with little cracks allowing just enough sunshine to peak through and make for a magical skyline.

2015-03-11 16.46.09I opted for the easy out: “Leprechauns are magical like fairies so you can feel their spirit around you but you can’t always see them.” It didn’t work. We’re at the tail end of “Do you believes” and the Leprechaun answer wasn’t buying me any time. She challenged me on how I can believe things I don’t see or have proof of.

How do we exercise the magical little spirit born from a clear conscience that fades at an age far to young for my liking? Make believe and “Let’s Pretend” games have lost out to apps that distort your voice or change your face into a circus character. We aren’t relying on our imagination when the device is directing us, and many parents feel pressured to push their kids to perform over free play.

I’m never one to give up and continued on about how there is much around us we cannot see but if we just take a moment and wonder, the feeling of hope and faith will win over our mindset and the need for intellectualizing the matter at hand. I explained to my daughter that we don’t always need an explanation when we feel a certain way. The ability to believe in ourselves is important; our thoughts, feelings, actions, and attitude toward the world around us should be enough sometimes. We don’t always need proof.

It was a simple conversation but the base of it was “self doubt.” I knew my daughter was feeling doubt with herself so she was having doubt in everything else around her.

Last PhotoWe continued on and looked up at the sky marveling at how it can change in an instant. The clouds had parted even more which made a beaming of light lead straight to a large painted map on the blacktop. It sparked excitement in my daughter and just as she looked ahead ready to race to the playground she stopped. She grabbed my hand firmly. I looked at her concerned and she just pointed ahead without a comment.

Literally the beam of light lead right to a man crouched over the giant map painted on the blacktop. He wore a black old-fashioned suit with big black boots. He slowly stood up and turned slowly as if realizing he had been found. My daughter and I stared at the man – astonished – it was a Leprechaun! No kidding, the man wore a suit too short we could see his boots and ankles. He even had a rounded top hat and a full beard.

Let's Go Chipper_Irish Soda Bread RecipeWe approached slowly; my daughter never let go of my hand. The man stood silently as we neared. I felt the pull of my daughter so I walked away from the map and eased us toward the swings. He watched us and then gave me a wry smile and walked on across the blacktop to the grass.

My daughter and I stopped and turned, both of us silent. Then she looked at me with wonder.

“It’s what you believe, that matters.” … I gave her a smile and she released my hand from hers and bolted to the swings.

March 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Chipper Tips: Apple Snack Recipe and 3 Recycle Crafts


October is here! Autumn is underway and it’s time to enjoy one of the most popular fall fruits: Apples! One of the world’s healthiest foods, apples have numerous health benefits and are sweet enough to get kids to eat them without hesitation. Still have difficultly convincing your little one(s) to munch on this healthy snack? Try this tasty yet nutritious snack after school or even for dessert:

Peanut Butter Honey Apples

Apple snack Recipe for KidsA classic recipe with some oomph:

  1. Cut apples into bite sized wedges and remove seeds and core with knife or apple-corer.
  2. Then dip in peanut butter or spread peanut butter onto apples with knife. Whichever you prefer!
  3. Finish by drizzling on some honey with a spoon.
  4. Enjoy!

There are many variations to this yummy classic snack. Make it an apple sandwich by cutting your apple into flat round slices and put peanut butter and honey in-between two slices. Or add the three ingredients between two slices of bread to make it a real sandwich! Another idea is to add cinnamon to make it extra special this holiday season. Have other ideas? Share them with Chipper!

Apple snack Recipe for Kids

Apple snack Recipe for Kids

Learn more about which apples to use for what in Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]!

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Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Apple Craft

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This craft is awesome because it requires almost no supplies, and it’s safe to assume most of us have paper rolls around the house. Oh and it’s so cute! These could also be used for cute apple napkin rings, a useful craft perfect for the Holiday Season!

    1. Gather your materials. You will need a toilet paper roll, red and green paint, a sponge paint brush ( any brush or even fingers will work but sponges work best!), scissors and glue.recycle apple craft for kids
    2. Start by cutting your roll into rings, you can make think or thin.
    3. Cut 1 or 2 into strips ( these will be made into the leaves).recycle apple craft for kids
    4. Paint the rings red, inside and out. Let dry.
    5. Paint the strips green. Let dry.recycle apple craft for kids
    6. When the paint is dry cut the strips into leaf shapes.recycle apple craft for kids
    7. Bend the bottom.recycle apple craft for kids
    8. Add gluerecycle apple craft for kids
    9. Stick it on the red ring! Use as decorations, fun toys, or napkin holders!recycle apple craft for kids

Recycled Plastic Bottle Apple Craft

Recycle Craft Apple for Kids using Plastic bottle

Chipper loves to reduce, reuse and recycle! The bottoms of plastic drink bottles come together to form what looks remarkably like an apple shape. By varying the size of the bottle bottoms, you can make bigger or smaller kids apple crafts to use as boxes for all sorts of things.

HOW TO:

  1. Cut off the bottoms of two drink bottles. (You will have to do this for the children, as it requires sharp scissors or a knife.)
  2. Have children fill one of the bottle bottoms with whatever they like – red colored treats, little notes, small toys, or anything else they can think of. They can also crumple up some red cloth, red napkins, red tissue paper or red-colored recycle paper inside the apple crafts for kids, which makes them a bit more decorative.
  3. Punch two holes in each bottle bottom. Now have your child close the “apple” by sliding the second bottle bottom on top of the first. He or she can add a stem and leaves made of colored cardboard, craft foam and/or felt for decoration.
  4. By threading ribbon through the holes and tying a bow, you can secure the lid onto each of the kids apple crafts.
  5. Finally, have your child add a note with the recipient’s name or a sweet message.

This “apple for the teacher” back to school craft for kids is perfect for children to present to their teachers during the first week of school – or any time, really. Apples are also one of the symbols of the Jewish New Year, so this also makes a great Rosh Hashana craft for any Jewish friends or teachers in your kids’ lives!

Recycled Paper Plate Apple Craft

Apple Plate

Re-imagine and old paper plate using torn red paper, tissue or napkins and gluing them on! Then just cut out a stem and a leaf and hang up on the fridge. This is a very simple and easy craft for your little one’s to try and they make cute, home-made decorations for Fall, the Holidays, or a classroom!

October 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Chipper Recycle Craft and Snack: Fourth of July Edition


Happy Almost Independence Day! Also known as July Fourth, this holiday celebrates the thirteen colonies’ legal separation from Great Britain  in 1776. The story is that on July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Lee Resolution, a resolution to be independent from Great Britain. After Congress finished voting for independence, they turned their attention to the famous Declaration for Independence, which was essentially a document that explained why the Thirteen Colonies were separating from Great Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration fror Independence was approved by Congress.

In the spirit of Independence Day, here’s a fun and simple craft to make with your little one! You only need a couple of things:

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First, cut a rectangle out of construction paper that will fit the exterior of the toilet paper roll.

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Using crayon, marker, or paint, decorate the rectangle with Fourth of July themed symbols, colors, and words!

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Then, using tape or glue (Chipper used double-sided tape), cover the toilet paper with construction paper.

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Next, cut a circle out of construction paper and make a slit like so. Form the circle into a cone and tape or glue shut.

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Fit on top of paper towel roll and glue or tape in place.

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And there you go–cute Fourth of July firecrackers to put on display in your child’s room or around the house.

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For a fun and healthy Fourth of July themed snack, here are some fruit skewers that form the American flag:

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Make these blueberry, strawberry and banana skewers for Fourth of July and they’ll sure be a hit! Let’s Go Chipper for Fourth of July!

July 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Chipper Recycle Craft: Paper Plate Frog


This week, Chipper created this fun paper plate frog! Not only can this craft be made from materials lying around the house, this craft also incorporates a fun science lesson!

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Here’s what you need: 

-kid-friendly scissors

-tape or glue (Chipper used double-sided tape!)

-three pieces of construction paper (one red, one green, one white)

-a green and black marker

-a paper plate

First, color the back of the paper plate green with a marker. (You can use a crayon, paint, or any other medium as well.)

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Fold the paper plate in half. Draw and cut out four frog feet from green construction paper. Draw and cut out a tongue shape from red construction paper. Draw and cut out eyes from white paper. Attach to folded plate with tape or glue like so:

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And voila! Here is a fun and cute paper plate frog.

Along with this craft, teach your child about frogs! Here are some fun frog facts:

-Frogs hibernate in the winter

-Instead of drinking water through their mouths, frogs absorb water through their skin!

-A group of frogs is called an “army”!

-Frogs can be found on every continent except for Antarctica

Also, you can do frog-jumps around the house/park/backyard to reiterate the importance of exercise to your little one! Here’s a fun video on various animal exercises:

Let’s Go Chipper for Frogs!

May 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Chipper Craft & Snack: Celery-printed flowers!


Happy Sunday! This week, Chipper snacked on and played with one of his favorite nutritious foods, celery! Normally, Chipper picks up some celery every week at the super market. Did you know that celery provides anti-inflammatory health benefits? Or that the crunchy vegetable contains antioxidants such as vitamin C and flavonoids that help protect us from unwanted oxygen damage to our cells, organs, and blood vessels? It does!

This week, Chipper created flower prints from celery. It is an easy craft that can be created with materials that are lying around at home. All you need is: celery, a knife, paint, and a piece of paper! Here’s how:

First, take your bunch of celery and cut off the bottom.

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Then, dip the bottom portion of the celery stalk in to paint and stamp away! Chipper used red paint.

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The celery stalk ends up creating these fun, flower shaped objects.

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Here’s Chipper‘s end product.

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Chipper cut up the rest of the celery stalk and enjoyed it with some peanut butter.

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According to an article by Harvard Health Publications, peanut butter has fiber, vitamins, and mineras, among other nutrients. Unsalted peanut butter contains a terrific potassium-to-sodium ratio, which “counters the harmful cardiovascular effects of sodium surplus….even salted peanut butter still has about twice as much potassium as sodium.” In addition, many research studies have concluded that people who “regularly include nuts or peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who rarely eat nuts.”

With this craft and snack, teach your child the importance of being creative and snacking right all at the same time!

Let’s Go Chipper for creativity and healthy snacking!

April 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Chipper Craft: Celebrate Earth Day


With Earth Day inching closer, now’s a great time to start thinking about good ol’ Mother Earth. Held annually on April 22, Earth Day is a world-wide support day for environmental protection. Earth Day began in 1969 when John McConnell, a peace activist, proposed a day to celebrate the environment and Earth’s beauty. The reason why Earth Day is on April 22 is because of the abundant amount of youth activism in the 1960s: April 22 is a likely day for college students to be available because it falls between Spring Break and Final Exams. Interesting, right?

In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, Chipper made an Earth Day craft this week! Not only is this craft simple, it will teach your little one about the importance of loving our planet.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Firstly, draw a circle on blue construction paper and cut it out. This will be the water of planet Earth.

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Secondly, cut out arbitrary land-like shapes out of green construction paper and glue (or tape) them onto the blue circle. Your planet Earth is starting to take shape!

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Then, place your hands into a heart like shape like so. Trace your hands and cut them out.

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It will end up looking like this:

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Using glue or tape, adhere your hands onto your already-made Earth. Voila! This craft symbolizes the importance of using your hands in activity to love on the environment around us.

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Optional: Using red marker, draw a heart in the middle like so. This could further solidify the link between using hands to actively take care of Mother Earth.

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Let’s Go Chipper for Earth Day!

April 14, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Chipper Tips & Crafts: Safe, Outdoor Fun on Halloween!


The Harvest Season is here and Halloween is right around the corner! Let’s Go Chipper and get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather with some of these fun activities!

Halloween is a time for tradition and connection–not just Christian connection of the All Saint’s Day tradition, or any older pagan or Celtic traditions that have blended into our present day vision of Halloween. But today’s traditional rituals of costumes and candy and our connections of community and family. Halloween’s grand tradition of Trick or Treating encourages people to knock on strangers’ doors. It connects us to the ritual of meeting our neighbors and knowing our community. Being outside is not only about communing with nature. It also is about having an appreciation for the place you live. For kids, Halloween is a fun-filled holiday of make believe and tasty treats, but it is also a time to walk around and get to know our neighborhood.

Have a wonderful Halloween and make sure you are safe and visible! Safety reflectors help you be seen and be safe in the dark so cars can see you. If your child uses a reflector you can reduce the risk for being hit by a car by 85%. Without a reflector the driver of a car may only see you when you are 25-30 meters away, but a reflector can be seen 140 meters or more in the headlights. This can give the driver 8 more seconds to see you and react!

Connect with Family, Friends and Nature this Halloween:

1. Go pumpkin picking to your local pumpkin patch!

Learn how they grow, get outside, have some fun! Pumpkin harvesting happens in late September and October so find a local pumpkin patch near you today!                                                                                                                               Here are some tips to choosing the perfect pumpkin:

  • Look for a smooth, evenly colored pumpkin free of bruises and mold.
  • Make sure it has a flat bottom.
  • Don’t carry it by its stem.
  • For children, try to select a lighter-colored, softer pumpkin. Although they don’t last as long, they’re easier to carve.
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Try carving a different image into the back to have a dual-image Jack-o-Lantern!

2. Carve a Jack-O-Lantern! After you have your pumpkin, break out your Exacto knife and a black sharpie and then get creative. There are so many types of styles and designs, the hard part will be choosing what to carve! If you have a younger child that can’t handle a knife, there are tons of kits full of stickers and decorations you can buy or just let them go crazy with some permanent markers!

Here are some tips for carving, lighting and preserving your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern:

  • Carving
    • Draw a lid on top of the pumpkin.
    • Draw a “tooth” at the back of the lid as a guide for replacing it. Cut along the lines and angle the blade toward the center of the pumpkin.
    • Clean out seeds and strings.
    • Scrape inner pulp away from the area you plan to carve until the pumpkin is about 1-inch thick.
    • If using a pattern, trim it, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the design. Tape the pattern to the pumpkin. You can make your pattern fit any size pumpkin by reducing or enlarging it on a photocopier, or take it with you when you’re pumpkin shopping to get the right size/shape.
    • Make your dots small and close together. For detailed designs, try using a corsage or push pin. If you’re having trouble seeing the pattern you’ve transferred, rub flour over the dots to make them more visible.
    • When you’re ready to carve, hold the pumpkin in your lap. Hold the pumpkin saw like a pencil and saw steadily in an up-and-down motion. Saw at a 90-degree angle using gentle pressure.

    Lighting

    • When using a candle, cut a hole on the upper, back part of the pumpkin. The hole will work like a chimney, allowing the candle’s heat to escape.
    • If you want your opening on the bottom of the pumpkin, rather than the top, attach the light source to the bottom lid and place the pumpkin over it. Try drilling a hole to secure the candle. This provides more stability, helping with the flickering effect.
    • For a multicolor display, use a battery-operated light with LED bulbs.
    • A flashing light, like the Pumpkin Masters Ultimate Strobe Light, helps create a spooky look.
    • Sprinkle a little cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice on the bottom of the pumpkin lid for a seasonal scent.

    Preservation

    • Pumpkins are 90 percent water. Depending on the weather, an untreated, carved pumpkin can last anywhere from a week to just a day.
    • To make it last longer, coat cut edges with petroleum jelly, inside and outside.
    • Spray the pumpkin with water, cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator when it’s not on display.
    • Soak or spray the pumpkin with water mixed with a little bleach to ward off mold and kill insects.
    • To revive a shriveled pumpkin, soak it in water in a bucket or bathtub for one to 8 hours. The worse it looks, the longer it should soak. After removing it, let it drain for 30 minutes and then dry carefully with a towel.

    3. Make a Pumpkin Scarecrow!

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    Fill an entire weekend based around building pumpkin scarecrows for the perfect combination of playing, house chores, family outing, harvesting and lots of arts and crafts!

    Challenge your kids to find pumpkins that are the same size as their heads! Then you can make kid sized scarecrows together. Another component for scarecrow building is lots of leaves to stuff with. Raking leaves will suddenly become more important than just a cleaning exercise–it’s fun! Of course, spend some time playing in the leaves and invite the neighborhood friends to join the play!

    To make your Scarecrow you’ll need:

    • Leaves for stuffing
    • Old clothes, pants and shirt or baby sleeper
    • Stick
    • Wire, twine or nails
    • Pumpkins
    • Wig
    • Black marker

    First, tie knots in the ends of the pants and stuff with leaves. Sew the shirt to waist of the pants. Make a whole in the crotch of the pants.

    Second, make a cross out of sticks and shorten the length to match arms. Put the vertical stick through pants and stick in the soil. Put the horizontal stick through the shirt arms. Stuff it with leaves.

    Third, measure pumpkin on the scarecrow. Make sure you do a cut where the head fit best on the scarecrow. Make a hole in the lower back part of the pumpkin so the stick can hold the head up.

    Fourth, start carving and scooping out the seeds and pumpkin flesh. Use a marker to make a face on the pumpkin or carve it! Add decorations to make it scary or happy. Plan on carving out faces on Halloween day and putting lights in them to make them scary!

    4. Make a Halloween Branch!

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    Go for a walk in your community, and look for fallen branches. When you are home, tie your branches together with fish line. Hang it up at your porch or by your door. Decorate with spiders and spider webs and get ready for your spooky visitors!

    What you need:

    • Good shoes and clothing for the weather
    • Spider Web decorations
    • Some home made or store bought spiders
    • Fish line

    5. Make a Chestnut Spider!

    You will need:

    • 1 chestnut
    • 8 pieces (3 cm each) of pipe cleaners
    • 1 Pair of scissors
    • 1 string or steel wirer
    • 7 toothpicks

    First, use a pair of scissors to poke holes in the chestnut (paint the chestnut for a bit of added color).

    Second, cut one end of each toothpick and push the sharp end of the toothpicks into your holes.

    Third, put string or wire around the toothpicks, until it looks like a spider web.

    Fourth, bend each pipe cleaner into the legs of your spider. Fold each pipe cleaner from the chestnut and wrap it around the spider web. When you have done all 8 of them you, have a spider in a web!

    Let’s Go Chipper into the Great Outdoors this Halloween!!! 🙂

October 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm 2 comments

Chipper for Fall: Changing Colors & Fall Crafts!


Fall is officially here and the evidence is all around us! From shorter days, to falling leaves, Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasonal changes! We want to see fall in your neck of the woods! Show us how you and your little one(s) are Chipper for Fall by sharing your favorite Fall photo to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram and hash tag #Chipper4Fall!Chipper 4 Fall

We all enjoy the colors of autumn leaves. The changing fall foliage never fails to surprise and delight us. Have you and your little one’s ever wondered why and how fall leaves change colors? Why a maple leaf turns bright red? Where do the yellows and oranges come from? To answer those questions, we first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.

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Leaves are nature’s food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen aneaves are nature’s food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. Oxygen is a gas in the air that we need to breathe. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar is called photosynthesis. That means “putting together with light.” A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.

As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees “know” to begin getting ready for winter.

During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer. They begin to shut down their food-making factories. The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can’t see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll!

The bright reds and purples we see in leaves are made mostly in the fall. In some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the leaves turn this glucose into a red color. The brown color of trees like oaks is made from wastes left in the leaves.

It is the combination of all these things that make the beautiful fall foliage colors we enjoy each year!

Helping Hands Fall Tree Craft:

Take your little one’s outside to observe and find some colorful Fall leaves! Se if they can name all the colors, and for older children, help them identify what kind of tree each leaf comes from. Once you’ve collected some Fall leaves, you can dry and flatten them in some thick, heavy books while you make a your Helping Hands Fall Tree!

Autumn is the Harvest season so let’s harvest healthy habits with our FREE downloadable Chipper’s Helping Hands Lesson Plan! Print out some some hands here or buy your very own Helping Hands Activity Kit, including tree poster, hand post-its, the book, and a Chipper plush!

Then get some recycled cardboard and brown construction paper and make your tree! We just used some scissors and tape for this one:

Have your children write or draw how they help family, their friends, their community or the planet on their Helping Hand. Then color it and cut it out and tape or glue to your tree! This is a great project for teachers to do in the classroom and you can even add some of your real Fall leaves you found to the tree!

Here’s a beautiful Autumn video to inspire you! Have a very Chipper Harvest Season!

September 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Chipper Recycle Crafts: 3 Things You Can Do With Buttons


3 Things to Do With ButtonsIt’s amazing what you can do with various objects accessible around the house. For example, who doesn’t have a ton of buttons lying around? Every time you buy a new jacket, the extra buttons go into the sewing kit! Here are a few great ideas you can try out at home with the kids or just for fun!

They are quite simple and a great way to recycle old buttons! Crafts aren’t only enjoyable and rewarding, they can be educational and mentally beneficial. Crafts are especially unique and sentimental when made from stuff around the house. Next time you or your little one’s are bored and stuck inside, explore your house or apartment and have a craft material treasure hunt! You’ll be amazed by the craft ideas you come up with and make!

1. Mark a page!
Mark a Page Bookworms of all stripes will love these bright place markers!They make sweet stocking stuffers — and they’re fun and easy for kids to create. Simply cut lengths of ribbon (12 to 14 inches long, to fit a standard-size hardcover book), then attach buttons to the ends using tacky glue or a glue gun.

Shown here are just a few of the decorating options: sandwiching the ribbon’s ends between two buttons; stacking smaller atop larger buttons; and grouping several small buttons in a pattern. Get creative!

Make a customized book mark for as a great gift to friends or family that love to read. These would also be a great seller at the local craft fair. Remember, with crafts, the sky’s the limit!

2. Flip i!
This Button Skee-Ball game is fun for all ages and a great party gameTiddle a Wink!  To make the target, use 2-inch-wide poster board rings (OR just use strips of plain old card board and construction paper or markers to color) 28″, 21″, 17″, and 8 inches long, secured at the seams with double-sided tape. Attach printed point values Tiddle a Wink Step (or simply write them on) and assemble the rings as shown, securing them with more double-sided tape. Cut out a felt launchpad or just use some thick old cloth. Players take turns using a large button (white in picture) to flip 10 small buttons toward the target. The player with the highest total score wins!

3. Jazz up a window!
Jazz Up a WindowA button mosaic becomes a cheery sun catcher when it’s sandwiched between layers of clear Con-Tact paper. To make one, cut out a square of Con-Tact paper, remove its backing, and lay it sticky-side up. (If you like, slide a drawing beneath the square as a guide.)  Place buttons on the square to create a shape, leaving at least a 1-inch border on all sides. When you’re done, cover the mosaic with a second Con-Tact paper square. Smooth the edges with a cotton swab and cut out the mosaic, leaving an -inch border on all sides. Stick your creation to a window with glue dots or tape!

What can YOU do with your old buttons? Please tell Chipper so he can share! Happy Craft-Making 🙂

September 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

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