Gak Recipe ~ Fun Kid Craft! #DIY



Gak is a “silly putty” substance that kids can enjoy! Easy to make with the items in your home.








Gak Recipe ~ Fun Kid Craft! #DIY
Author: Canadian Basics
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1 1/2 cups of Warm Water 2 cups of Elmer’s white glue Food Colouring Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  • 1 1/2 cups of Warm Water
  • 2 cups of Elmer’s white glue
  • Food Colouring
  • 4 teaspoons of Borax
  • 1 1/3 cups of Warm Water
  1. /2 cups of Warm Water
  2. cups of Elmer’s white glue
  3. Food Colouring
  4. Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  5. In a different bowl,
  6. Place 4 teaspoons of Borax
  7. /3 cups of Warm Water
  8. Mix these ingredients together until completely dissolved
  9. Then pour first set of ingredients into the second set of ingredients. Do not mix!! Lift Gak out and knead into shape.

Valentine's Day Craft Idea for Old Broken Crayons!


A fun and easy way to make crayon hearts for your children or their classmates!


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  1. Preheat oven for 250 degrees F

  2. Remove paper from crayons

  3. Chop up crayons with a knife or use broken crayons. (you want a good mixture of colours)

  4. Fill up hearts in silicon baking tray.

  5. Place baking tray in the oven for 10-15 mins until the crayons are melted

  6. Take baking tray out of oven and allow hearts to cool

  7. Smooth rough ends of the hearts by rubbing on a paper

Bird Ornaments ~ Family Craft


It is always fun to do various crafts with the kids!

Here is a simple craft that you can do and either keep for yourselves or give it to the nature lovers in your family.


You’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup

  • 4 cups birdseed

  • Cooking spray

  • A straw

  • string or ribbon

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup.

  2. Add birdseed to the mixture and stir in well.

  3. Spray the mold with cooking spray and fill with bird seed mixture. Level it in the mold.

  4. Cut the straw into 2” segments.  Use the straw to punch a hole into the mixture.  Make sure the hole goes all of the way through and leave the straw in the ornament, so that the mixture will dry around the hole.  This is where you will tie your ribbon to hang the ornament.

  5. Leave the molds to dry for 2-3 hours.  Then, gently remove the molds and straws.

  6. Leave the ornaments to cure overnight.

  7. Tie the string through the hole in the ornaments and you’re done. (it is really difficult to do this part while still wet so best to do this last)

Make Your Own Flower Pot From Recycled Material #DIY

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Recycled Flower Pot

Great craft idea!

Cheap and easy way to grow your plants indoors!

Materials You Would Need:

Spray Paint

Old CD Discs

Plastic 2L Bottles


Glue (kraz-e glue works or other glue from craft store for plastics)



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Cut bottle in half. (you can make wavy lines or straight)

Make sure lid is on tight on top part

Glue lid to the CD disk

Spray paint both halves (make sure it is outdoors when you spray paint.)

Fill with dirt and either a vegetable or flower

Put them up in your house



Make Fun Planters With The Kids #DIY





This easy kid craft is something the whole family can do on a rainy day! 


What you will need:

Glue that works on plastic

2L Pop bottles or 500 ml  pop bottles  (1 for each person at least)

Googly eyes


Seeds (flowers or grass)

Pop bottle lids



Glue on eyes and use pop bottle lids for the nose.

Fill with dirt.

Put seeds in it.


And enjoy when in bloom!



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Use Those Old Pennies to Spruce Up an Old Vase! #DIY

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An easy to do craft that will allow you to use up those old pennies!

Spruce up an old Vase!


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All you need is an old vase, pennies, a glue gun and some flat black paint!

You could even do this to a few picture frames and add various copper looking accents around your room!