Sunday, June 26, 2016

DIY Beach Sandcastle Kit Even You Can Make

Make your own Sand Castle Kit with Recycle and Household Items! Simple as a Grain of Sand.

Playing in the sand is lots of fun for any age.  So get prepared for that day at the beach.  Make a recycle sandcastle kit!  Pack it up in a plastic bucket or your favorite beach pail.
Make a Sand Castle Kit from recycled and household items for the beach.

I came across this infographic from Sandstackers on how to make your own sandcastle. There sure are some good suggestions here:
Make a Sand Castle Kit from recycled and household items for the beach....Read all our tips
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Let's take it a step further! 

You can use many household items for your sandcastle and why not recycle.  You can find items around your kitchen and your garage, too.

Here are some suggestions:

Garage:

  • Window Scraper
  • Spray Bottles
  • Paint Brushes
Kitchen Tools:
  • Measuring Cups
  • Funnels
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Food Containers (Square and round)
  • Lemon Ballers
  • Spatulas and other Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen Scraper
Tools for #DIY Sandbox kit
Tips on how to make a lasting sandcastle:

There are plenty of tips out there to make professional grade sandcastles such as this from RedBook Magazine which suggests that you:

"Start with a densely packed mound of sand. To get the best density, build up the mound gradually: Add 6 inches of sand, pack down firmly with your fists, then pour half a bucket of water on top. (You can never add too much water; any excess will just drain out.) Repeat until you've reached your desired height."
Just use your imagination!

Can't wait to see what you create this summer.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Full Moon In June is the Solstice, too!

This is the first full moon in the sign of Sagittarius to fall on the June solstice since the year 1967!





According to Earth Sky News,  although the full moon and solstice happen at the same instant all around the world, the clock reading differs by time zone. At U.S. time zones, the moon turns precisely full on June 20 at 7:02 a.m. EDT, 6:02 a.m. CDT, 5:02 a.m. MDT and 4:02 a.m. PDT. 

This June Moon has many names in ancient cultures.  Ancient Full Moon Names for June are: Moon When Berries Are Ripe, the Dyan Moon, Moon of Horses, Planting Moon, Windy Moon, Green Corn Moon, Lotus Moon and Rose Moon.  Think about those while you view this special moon! 

Learn more about the full moon pages and names.

Learn more about the moon names and pahese






Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ramadan and Eid Crafts That Are Greener

Upcycle and recycle craft ideas to celebrate and decorate these important Muslim holy days.

EID and Ramadan,  Activities. Ideas. crafts, more #recycle #redecorate
Eid or Ramadan Green Crafts Even You Can Do!

More than a billion people around the world practice the fast of Ramadan and celebrate Eid.

The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle. The month of Ramadan is the ninth month and begins with a combination of the sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations. The exact time of Ramadan sometimes varies from place to place as some rely heavily on the moon sightings, while others depend on science. An Imam (Muslim holy man) will declare the exact time of Ramadan just prior to its commencement. The fasting period ends upon the sighting of the next new moon, which occurs after 29 or 30 days.

Some of the symbols of this holy period are the moon, the lamb, the mosque and lantern lights.  

Just Go Here!  We have collected recycle and upcycled crafts to help decorate and celebrate this important time in their culture.