Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cardboard Craft Firetruck for Halloween

Joyful it is to be a parent & craft with my wee one.  Halloween is no exception, and this year Lil Guy wanted to be a fireman. We got to work on a fire truck.

Cardboard Craft

It's amazing what you can create with some cardboard and hot glue.  A trip to Ace Hardware yielded useful accessories to give this truck some visibility for on the streets this Halloween.

This baby has front headlights, emergency lights and back brake lights.  Melissa & Doug poster paint made it a washable experience for Lil Guy to paint his truck with.  Had a pair of suspenders laying around that were perfect for making it wearable. 

What craftastik Halloween creations are you working on?  Love all things cardboard for kiddos and always excited to see what other people are making. Leave a comment! 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

DIY Portable Stereo for Your iPhone

What! What!  Now here is a craftastik way to give your iPhone some more volume when you are wanting to kick back and listen to some tunes.  Now, I can't take credit for this idea, as my beloved brought this to my attention from the interwebs.  We decided to give a paper towel roll a try and ya know, it does give a slight sound boost and I dare say a bit more bass tones.

All you need to do is cut a whole in the paper towel roll to fit your phone of choice.  Just make sure the speaker is pointing into the tube. I couldn't help myself, I just had to pretty it up!  As we just moved, I couldn't find my stash of washi tape that is hidden in a box somewhere. What I did find was a roll of purple duct tape and one roll of pretty blue imitation washi tape.  Works for me!  Now... I hear that adding some plastic cups to the ends are a nice addition.  Can give the sound more direction.

  Anyhoo... I leave you with this to blast on your portable stereo... "I Can't Live Without My Radio".