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i love when my daughter daisy looses a tooth. it's so exciting because we have a very creative tooth fairy. for each tooth it appears the tooth fairy recycles a small box and finds magical treasures around our house to decorate the box. it's always filled with a beautiful rolled one dollar bill. last year daisy even said, "mommy, i think the tooth fairy must have borrowed your glue gun." Here are some of the materials the tooth fairy has found around our house in the middle of the night - beads, tin foil, duct tape, old ribbons, burlap, tassels,...

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make your own recycled animal sculptures!creating your own recycled animal sculpture is an amazing way to celebrate your favorite animal! if you don’t have a favorite animal, use your imagination to create your very own one of a kind animal.magical materials:1 hard surface – i like using a piece of wood but you can also use a book that has fallen apart,a brick from your garden or even a disposable tin pan1 textured surface – i like using astroturf but rice, bubble wrap and sandpaper are also great textures1 glue gun (parents only!)

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paint stick puppets make your own paint stick puppets!every time i do this project, i’m amazed how each puppet has its own personality. all items can be taken from your imagination bucket!magical materials:1 paper plate1 wooden paint stick (used or head over to a hardware store, they usually give this to you for free!)1 glue gun (parents only!)basic everyday glue (if you don’t have a glue gun then basic glue will work just fine – but will take much longer to dry)1 paint brushsome paintitems from your imagination bucket – or recycled from around your housejump into fun!glue the bottom...

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