Tea and twine?

To keep a ball of string/twine from knotting and easily available: store it in an old teapot that you don’t use. Thread the string through the spout of the teatop and put the “ball” in the main part of the teapot. When you need a piece of string or twine, simply pull a piece of of the teapot spout and cut off at the length you need. The rest of the ball is ready and waiting for you in the teapot.

Artful Footprints

Ever wondered how to make footprints for your art projects? Well, here’s one idea.

Take your hand and make a fist, on the pinky side of your “fisted” hand put ink or paint. Press the inked fist down on a piece of paper. At the top of the impression you just made, use your finger in the same ink or paint to make little toes on the top.

This is a fun one to experiment with, try using right or left hand and try with different paints and papers. Great for baby scrapbook pages and cards. There are so many possibilies!

Fingerprint art

Use a stamp pad to color the tip of your thumb (black works best but, you can use any color). Press your thumb down hard on a piece of paper (white is best) so make the impression of your thumb print. Using the thumbprint, make a creature or person with pencil or ink.

You can use other fingers too to make different designs.

(make sure to wash your finger as soon as you are finished with your fingerprint impression)

Sandpaper Storage Idea

sandpaperYou know those great, cardboard envelopes that you get in the mail? Well, save them and put your sandpaper in them. It keeps the sheets nice and flat so they are ready for the next time you need them. Plus, those envelopes usually have a plastic sleeve on the outside that you can put a section of sandpaper in so that you can easily see what grit of sandpaper you have stored in the envelope!