Sunday, August 26, 2018

Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week September 3-7, 2018 




National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 3rd September 2018 in the UK. Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

Join Planetpals and become a Zero Hero and do your part!   According to myzerowaste.com this year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.


 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

You can learn a lot about zero waste on planetpals.com on our ZERO WASTE page and planetpalsblog.com. For two decades Planetpals has offered proactive solutions to the environment for the whole family, through ideas, tips, activities, education and downloads.  We say practice the "r's" and particularly the 5th "R" Refuse.
Visit our Recycle Center and learn more! 

Teachers, Homeschool Parents, 

Get your free 
ZERO WASTE Kit: 
Badges, poster, sign. 

Use it with Planetpals Content.
Make every kid a zero hero.





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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Clean and Green Ideas For Back to School

Here are a few ways you can help the planet this school year...Remember, every litter bit helps!
Here are some simple ways you can be greener this school year #Moms #Dads #kids
  • Take your lunch in a reusable lunch box, or cloth bag instead of paper bags..
  • Recycle any packaging in your lunch box.
  • Pack a cloth napkin instead of paper one. You can reuse it! Just count all your school days...that's how many paper napkins you saved.
  • Cover your books in recycled paper bags or wrap... decorate them yourself, they could look fun and you might start a trend!
  • Use up last years school supplies before you buy new ones.
  • Use the reverse side of scrap paper for your first drafts of writing, art and math projects.
  • Keep a "craft box" of discards you think might be handy for class projects during the year...mark it "my craft box" so noone will mistake it for trash! Keep things like empty yogurt containers, elastics, string etc...that might interesting and useful for your art.
  • Take the bus or Car pool with friends...have your mom's take turns...It's fun to go to school in groups and you save lots of gas!.
  • Ask your teacher to put up Planetpals recycle kits posters to remind everyone at school about recycling.
  • Click here for more recycle ideas for everyday
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Back to School Toolbox For Students and Dorm

The best project kit ever - you may even have to make one for yourself!


Last year I was asked to help my grandchild Chris with his project. It was then that I realized he did not have the proper tools at his fingertips. I was an artist and my son always had access to my ART tools like special adhesives, instruments and craft tools.  To this day he is great at hands on projects because of it.

While we were working on his project Chris had to gather items from places all over the house or didn't have things we needed at all! I thought, how can my grandson not have everything he needs to make a professional looking project...or even a great one?

I decided now that he was older it was time he had his own toolbox and one he could replenish and even keep for college if it lasts that long.

So, I went out and got an attractive toolbox.  Filled it with items I thought he would need to make nice presentations and have at his fingertips. All while doing any of his creative or educational projects.  

It was the biggest hit ever! Now when I visit and he is working on something I see him go right for the kit! School projects or other!


This is even a great toolkit accesory box for kids, teachers, even the Dorm Room.

So, If you want to make a toolkit for your kid,  what should you put in a Project Toolbox?

Here is a handy list.  
Make it age appropriate of course. 

You can always toss in a gift card so that they can buy anything they might also want in it! Why not add to it as they get older.



The Master Project Kit List:

Writing / Drawing instruments:
Markers (wide and thin)


Colored Pencils
Crayons
Pencils
Pens 
Paint Box


School Tools:
Erasers
Sharpener
Ruler
Tape Measure
Magnifier
Calculator
Post It Notes


Lettering and Drawing:

Various Stencils 
Templates (lettering and shapes)
Label Maker
Triangles


Crafting Tools:
Protractor
Compass
Burnisher
Scissors
Exacto Knife and Blades
Matt Cutter and Blades

Adhesives:
Stickers
Tape
Glue
Glue Stick
Spray Mount
Stapler / Staples
String
Spring Clips
Paper Clips
Thumb Tacks

You can find most of these items 
in your department store, arts and crafts store.
I'm sure you can find things to add to your bin.

Happy School Year!





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Friday, July 27, 2018

Dig It This Summer

A DIY Archeological Dig Can Be Great Fun And A Natural Learning Experience For Any Age.
Great Summer Activity for Kids!


Archeology is a great way to learn about nature and science.  So, why not try an archeological dig this summer at the ocean, park, or in the woods.  It's a perfect beach or camping activity.  It's a natural!

You can put together a simple DIG kit in minutes and organize the dig for one child or a group of children.

For beach finds kids can look for worn beach glass, shells, sand dollars, fish bones, crab shells, seaweed, rocks, driftwood.

For forest or park digs kids can look for bones, rocks, arrowheads, nuts, snail shells, flora and fauna.
A dig can be a fun in the sun natural learning experience for any age
     Learn how to have an archeology DIG
     Make a DIG kit 
     Free Planetpals DIG Download!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Painted Benches Not Just A Place to Sit

Picturesque And Perfectly Painted


On a recent trip through Cape Cod, MA. I came across these lovely painted benches, located along the waterfront and among the artist sheds of Hyannis.   


Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit
Artists Sheds, Hyannis, Cape Cod

Not only were they inviting but masterpieces.  Almost too nice to sit on! These benches should inspire you with some ideas for your next upcycled furniture project you plan to paint.

Notice the way they extended the painting to the boardwalk.  An Idea for your deck?



Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit


Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit

Painted Upcycled Benches Not Just A Place to Sit