Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Would You Do With It Wednesday (On Thursday)

First, I want to apologize for the tardiness of my post. We've been sick. I'm not going to get into long details, but alas.... Here is the first New Edition of....

I had really hoped to go through the thousands of photos I have and find some great ones of the children using berry baskets, but with all of the illness around here it just didn't happen.

We like to use them to make art prints. You simply dip the basket in paint or roll the paint onto the basket and press to print. The children here really like to use the mini paint rollers so the second option tends to be more popular.

The other way in which we really love to use berry baskets is to use them as bubble blowers! I have seen some folks cut their baskets into pieces and put them on sticks to use. We like to just dip the whole basket in bubbles and hold them up into the wind!

Here are a few ideas I found around the web that you know we will be trying!

This first photo comes from Fun In the Making and is a cute little bird nester. You can find all of the details by clicking on the photo above.

This next idea come from Crayola. I love how colorful these are! I would imagine that the baskets become much stronger with this time of reinforcement! Who wouldn't want to put things away when they had great baskets like this to put things in? Click on the photo for complete details!

Don't you just LOVE this snowflake? I found this via Teach Preschool on Facebook from Alphamom. Again, click on the photo for a direct link to the instructions.

Do you have a great idea or post that you can share using plastic berry baskets? If so, please join in linking up!

Here are the rules:

1) The post MUST use a berry basket

2) The post MUST be family friendly.

There are no other requirements. If you would like, I would love if you linked back to his linky party, but it is not required. I would hope that you will investigate the links shared and visit some of the other blogs, but I'm not imposing any "blog hop/linky" rules. Please, if you do find great ideas and photos... Give credit where credit is due :).

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Next week, I will feature my favorite link up and I'll be posting about glass baby food jars! Hopefully, I'll be on time!

Now it's your turn:


Ticia said...

I wish we had berry baskets like those. I love that idea of a bird nest maker. I saw one I could buy.......

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

@Ticia- I bet you could easily make a similar basket with chicken wire or even floral wire. I absolutely love that bird nest maker... We've never tried them, but I hope to gather enough baskets to make them soon!

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