Fabric Scrap Tu-Tu
I saw this concept first on pinterest, this pin. I adapted it a bit making it a bit easier to make and it took A LOT less time. I measured a thin piece of elastic using a pair of pants that fit my child just right and used a needle and thread to sew it together. I then got out all my scrap fabric and started to rip about one inch strips of all colors and patterns. I then looped the fabric around the elastic. I trimmed the length up once I was all finished. It was easy, took very little time and cost me nothing, I had everything already. Chloe loves it as a tutu and has even used it as a lion's mane!
DIY Cardboard Camera
Chloe always sees me taking pictures and asked me if she could have a camera that she could take pictures of her animals with. I started to think that I could easily build her a cardboard camera. I hit the recycling bin and grabbed a kleenex box, a toilet paper roll, and the cap of an empty chap stick. I cut a small kleenex box in half and pieced it together to make a square with packing tape. With an exacto knife I cut a hole for lens (toilet paper roll) and cut it down a bit. I used some strong glue (you could use hot glue) to secure the lens. I then cut a small hole for the shutter (chap stick cap) and glued it in place. I added a square hole in the back to see through and taped a ribbon onto each side. Voila! I might like this as much as she does. It was so much fun to create and if you wanted to get fancy you could cover it in fun scrapbook paper.