Turn keepsakes into art


If your kids' keepsakes from summer camp or autumn nature walks are showing up in nooks and crannies all over the house, here are some ways to creatively contain the treasures:

* Glue small pine cones or seashells on picture frames. Enlarge a photo from your vacation or from the place you collected the pine cones. Mat the photo and display it in the frame. Label the location and date on the matting.

* Use a glue gun (with adult assistance) or household glue to affix small shells, feathers, etc., to the top rim of kid-size sunglasses. Add beads, glitter and bows for more pizazz. Wear the sunglasses on a sunny day or use them for the makings of a costume for a backyard play or for Halloween.

* To create a unique vase for the kitchen table, glue the collectibles and craft supplies on the outside of an empty coffee can. Arrange dried weeds and colorful leaves in the can for a fabulous centerpiece. For fresh flowers, place a jar in the can, fill the jar with water and arrange the flowers.

King Features Syndicate

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