Make Things

Sometimes it's important to understand how things go on and on. Sometimes it's important to see things start and finish.

Here are simple things you can make with your own hands.

Make Layered Sand Candles

Make Layered Sand Candles

Sometimes a project with finite, markable beginnings and endings can satisfy a need to be organized and productive while also getting creative. If that's your style, you can make pretty sand jar candles by following the link here for instructions.

Make String and Nail Art

Make String and Nail Art

Knotting, winding, careful hammering, and intentional messiness with embroidery floss. If patterns feel constricting, you can peel them away and use pruned instructions to make a comfortably chaotic string art piece. Click here for said instructions.

Make Wax Paper Stained Glass

Make Wax Paper Stained Glass

Newspaper, waxed paper, crayon shavings, waxed paper, newspaper. A palindrome. Click here to learn more.

Make a Quilt

Make a Quilt

Click here to find out about Lori Mason's memorial quilts.

Make Your Love Into a Bird

Make Your Love Into a Bird

Buy birdseed, go outside, twist a piece of paper into a funnel, scoop the birdseed into the funnel, write the first letter of the thing you love in birdseed, crouch silently nearby and watch your beloved become birds.

Make Butter and Buttermilk

Make Butter and Buttermilk

Fill a jar with a screw on lid half-way up with heavy cream. Affix the lid and shake. When the solids come together into a ball you have made butter - the remaining liquid is buttermilk which you have also made.

Make a Love Box

Make a Love Box

Click here for instructions.

Make Peanut Butter PlayDough

Make Peanut Butter PlayDough

Spoon peanut butter into a bowl. Add flour until the peanut butter achieves a moldable texture. Make things with your peanut butter play dough. Eat the things you make.

Make Food

Make Food

Click here for Alyna's Recipes for Quarantine.

Make Finger Paint

Make Finger Paint

Pour cornstarch into a pot. Add water until it is the consistency of cream of wheat. Stir the ingredients over medium heat until they come together and achieve the consistency of cold cream. When the concoction starts to pull away from the pot, remove from the heat. Add a pinch of salt. To thin things out slowly add cold water. Portion into bowls and add food coloring as you choose. (Recommended - not required) Paint with this while it’s still warm. Use your actual fingers and palms and arms.

Make Art

Make Art

Click here to learn more about the Broken Bowl Project.

Make Slime

Make Slime

Pour Borax laundry soap into a bowl or plastic bag. Add white glue. Mix. Play with the proportions to achieve the resilience most to your liking.