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Image: Paper airplane. Photo Credit: Paper Airplane, by OpenClipart-Vectors on PixabayMy grandson was visiting, and he wanted to make some paper airplanes.

I looked up a few, and my Twitter friends suggested a few, so I thought I would share what we found!

Alex's paper airplanes
-- How to make the best paper planes for free

Ken Blackburn's Paper Airplanes
-- The plane patterns includes the design Ken used to win the Guinness World Record for time aloft for paper airplanes - four times!


How to build the best paper airplane in the world
-- here are the Original instructions

Paper airplane - The best paper airplane in the world!
-- When he started folding the paper, I knew this was something different, something special.

Kyong Lee's Amazing Paper Airplanes
-- Folding Instructions for: | New F-22 Raptor | 747 Jumbo Jet | F-15 Eagle(A) | F-15 Eagle(B) | Nighthawk Paper Airplane | Space Shuttle Paper Airplane | Falcon Paper Plane | Airliner 717 Paper Airplane | Supersonic Concorde Paper Plane | Triplet Paper Airplane| Cruise Missile | The Basic Dart Paper Airplane | Delta_Fighter Paper Airplane | Seaplane | Bellybutton Glider

Free Paper Airplanes
-- Just print out the template onto standard 8.5" X 11" printer paper. The fold and cut lines are clearly printed right onto the template, and each paper airplane design has easy-to-follow instructions.


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Image: Dexter in his homemade belly bandYour male dog is untrained, old or incontinent - your furniture and floors need protecting! Store-bought dog diapers and belly bands are expensive.

Let me tell you how to make some reusable doggie diapers/belly bands, to help keep everything dry.

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When we adopted Dexter, a little Bichon Frise we rescued through the city pound, they told us he had issues. Yes, he most certainly did! Abused, untrained and then abandoned to the street, he really needed a family to love him.

We worked hard to potty-train him, but it just wasn't happening. No matter how many times a day we took him out, no matter how many times we danced and praised him, no matter what we tried - we came to accept he was incontinent. We still take him out every one to two hours to pee, but while he is in the house, he wears his homemade doggie diapers [belly bands].

At first I bought one reusable doggie diaper for $25 - which he hated and refused to wear. When I realized I had to come up with a better answer, I remembered all the cloth diapers I had made for my own children and set to work. I already had some polyester fleece and cotton flannelette on hand, so these belly bands cost me nothing but time.

Image: polyester fleeceSTEP ONE: For each belly band, I cut two rectangle strips of polyester fleece. I measured around Dexter's belly and added two inches (you might want three inches if your dog is a big dog) I made his band about 5 inches wide, but if you have a big dog you might need it as big as 9-10 inches wide.

STEP TWO: For each belly band, I cut 4 square layers of flannelette fabric. So for Dexter, it measured about 5 inches square, for a bigger dog it could measure as big as 9 inches square.

STEP THREE: I layered everything up, two layers of fleece, with the flannelette centered on top. I stitched around the outside edge of the fleece twice, and around the flannelette twice, turning under the raw edges. If you have a zig-zag stitch, you can do just one row over the raw edges, without turning it under.

Image: Velcro(r) Hook and Loop tapeSTEP FOUR: At one end of the fleece, I stitched on a strip of hook Velcro®. Then I flipped it over and sewed a strip of loop Velcro® at the other end. When I wrapped the diaper around Dexter, the two pieces of Velcro® would connect at the top of his back to hold the band secure around Dexter's belly.

Because the diaper is made from fleece, these belly bands have a bit of give or stretch to provide a comfortable, yet snug fit.

Originally I used 1/2 inch wide Velcro®, but it wasn't wide enough for a secure fit, so I added a second row of Velcro®. If you are buying Velcro®, I would suggest getting at least 1 inch wide. If you have a big dog, two inches or even three inches wide would be better.

I found once I figured out how to make these, I could make them very quickly. We now have eight belly bands, and just toss them into the wash when they got wet.

However, I was concerned about his belly always being wet, even though I changed Dexter's diaper every time we took him outside to pee. On bad days I couldn't keep up with his belly band washing - Dexter would wet through all of them. [Keep scrolling to continue...]




Image: disposable pee padsSo my next idea was to cut up disposable pee pads into squares to go inside his belly bands - I cut them about 5 inches square to match the flannelette centers. If you have a big dog, just cut them bigger to fit the size of your belly bands.

For Dexter, I got 16 small disposable pads out of one full-size pee pad (20-inch square).

To protect Dexter's skin, I cut more squares out of thin polyester fleece, and layered as follows: belly band, then a disposable pad and then a fleece liner, next to his skin.

Urine would go through the fleece liner, get soaked up by the disposable pad, which came with a plastic backing that kept the belly band dry.

So I could simply toss the disposable square in the garbage, put the fleece liner in the wash and reuse the doggie diaper/belly band. This really cut down on my washing.

Image: zippered mesh laundry bagTIP: Buy a large zippered mesh laundry bag at the local dollar store, and store your used fleece liners inside. On wash day, simply zip it up and toss in the washer. Before I started using that, we found fleece liners inside our clothing and my son even found one inside his uniform when he got to work!

Position the belly band so the Velcro® is at your dog's back and the pad is under his belly.

No one likes the frustration of puddles around their house. Both you and your dog will be happier and stress-free when you prevent accidents with your homemade reusable doggie diapers/belly bands.

We haven't given up on Dexter yet, and I hope to one day get him fully trained. If you have a difficult to train dog, click here for help: House Train Your Dog



Image: DIY: Decoupage | Also known as DIY Mod Podge
Photo credit: DoItYourselfDivas.com - All rights reserved
I have posted a few craft ideas lately using Mod Podge - but Mod Podge isn't cheap!

Now I am going to save you even more money by telling you how to make your own!

If you use regular Elmer's Glue-All, it will be waterproof when your project is dry.

The other bonus to making your own Mod Podge there is no smell!


Homemade Mod Podge Mix

Simply mix 50% Elmer's glue (white glue) and 50% water in a jar. Shake well. And you are done!

From: DoItYourselfDivas.com

NOTE: Some use less water - 2/3 glue and 1/3 water. You will have to experiment with small batches to see what works best for you.

TIP: If you use markers to make your picture, label, etc. - spray first with hairspray, let it dry then use your homemade Mod Podge.

TIP: Add 2 TBSP of varnish for a glossy finish.

TIP: If you wanted Glitter Mod Podge, just add some glitter to your homemade mixture!

From our Facebook fan page:

Tonya Bradley Philbrick posted: Wow! Thanks for sharing! :)

Megan Norris posted: If you have any left over add a little borax, and it makes a fun flubber for the kids to play with

Regina Greene-Pinckert posted: Thanks, now I have a use for the jar I emptied out last night at dinner time! I love upcycling!

Amber Faires posted: Honestly I've never even used Modge Podge on my own, so I wasn't sure what it was used for exactly and I was like, how could something so simple be so expensive? So I decided to Google to see what projects it's used for and then I Googled the ingredients for the homemade mix and this link came up: Why You Shouldn't Make Your Own Mod Podge

Sounds like a good idea to use it for things for things like kids crafts that will end up being thrown away or whatever and not sentimental heirlooms or something hehe. My 18 month old would just eat it though!

Regina Greene-Pinckert posted: Thanks for that informative post Amber. I will definitely keep that in mind. I think I want to make my own more for my kids to do projects I know will end up in the trash before too long. But for serious projects, I will definitely buy the real stuff!


Image: Elmer's All Multipurpose White Glue | America's favorite all-purpose glue | Perfect for school projects, arts and crafts, and light home repair
Shopping Suggestions:
Elmer's All Multipurpose White Glue
Glitter Shake Jars
Mod Podge
Mod Podge Sparkle


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Image: Free Kindle books on Amazon.comHow many free ebooks will you grab today?

Personally, I have taken full advantage of all the wonderful free books available on Amazon - all sorts of novels, cookbooks, how to guides, business books, self-help - and so much more!

I just realized I have 429 free ebooks on my Kindle - and there are so many more to choose from!

In my opinion, the Kindle is just plain fun to use. Plus it surpassed all my expectations.

Whether you are looking for your first ebook reader or have owned one before, if you love books, if you love reading - you will love your new Kindle. I love that I can find a new book and start reading in seconds!


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Image: Wailing Wall, by Aleks Megen on Pixabay
The posters depicting teens have a great time in Israel, are available for free.

Four of the posters depict American teens enjoying themselves in Israel with the phrases,
It's Cool to Be Jewish
It's Fun to be Jewish
It's a challenge to be Jewish
Proud to be Jewish

A fifth poster shows the map of the Middle East, highlighting Israel as a small country and a world population pie chart showing Jews as less than one-quarter of one percent of the world population with the words, We are small in numbers and size … but we are a great and unique family.

Click here to see the posters!
-- These posters are ideal for Jewish schools, camps, JCCs, museums, Federations, Hillels, and other Jewish venues.

Click to find a community near you

To order, call the Foundation at 978-740-4431 or order online.

Click to order online
(US only)

PLUS!

FREE Great Jewish Achievers Documentary
♦ This hour-long, five-segment documentary, geared to children ages 10 to14, highlights great Jewish achievers and how their achievements, in every field of human endeavor, have made the world a better place.

FREE Great Achievements of the Jewish People
This 45-minute documentary highlights the great achievements of the Jewish people throughout the ages. Viewers swell with Jewish pride at the accomplishments of our people – the re-birth of the State of Israel, the survival of the Jewish people against all odds, the ageless lessons of Torah and much more! Geared to young adults, ages 11 to 14, this documentary will surely interest people of all ages.

FREE Books
PJ Library sends free Jewish children's books to families across the world every month. They know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions important to you.



Image: free Dog Bite Prevention Resources
Photo credit: DogGoneSafe.com
Here is a list of dog bite prevention resources you can access online or download for free, and use as you choose.

Diggity Dog Interactive Games
-- Fun for kids... interactive games for kids to play on-line plus a story narrated by Diggity Dog.

Speak Dog video on YouTube
-- Three minute slide show teaching about dog body language - short video clips about the dangers of tied dogs and how to deal with a pack of dogs.

Parent Education Pamphlet
-- four panel folding pamphlet that prints on legal size paper - print in color or black and white.

Post Office Poster
-- tips for parents and dog owners about how to keep kids safe around dogs. The US post office allows public education materials to be posted for free - ask your local post office if you can post this for Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posters based on the Doggone Crazy! game cards
-- These posters are great for a display at a community event, at your place of work or in the classroom. Customize to include your own logo and contact information and information about your event or another message you want. Printed in color, blow them up and laminate them for maximum effect. Kids love the question and answer format!

Parent Guide
-- everything parents need to know to keep kids safe around dogs.

Colouring and Activity Pages
• Coloring Page - no reading required
• Coloring Page - excerpt from I'm Safe With My Pet coloring book
• Activity Page - for kids who can read

And More!
Body Language Postcard, Dog Body Language Poster, Halloween Resources, Door Knocker Tips, Holiday Bite Prevention Tips, Valentines Tips - How to Love Your Dog, Let's Talk Dog Poster from the Liam J Perk Foundation.

Click for free Dog Bite Prevention Resources
(Worldwide)



Image: RegaliaPRO Huge Bath Bomb Gift Set | Handmade with All Natural and Organic Ingredients | Perfect gift for her, mom, women, girl, girlfriend
Huge Bath Bomb Gift Set
How to Make Bath Fizzies

I once was given some homemade bath fizzies as a gift - and I loved them!

But I wondered how to make them? Now I can!

All it takes is a little mixing, some gradual spritzing, and a few minutes of molding.

When you're finished, you'll have dozens of effervescent treats in a variety of shapes and colors to scent and soften your bath water as they bubble.

Perfect for presents - just put them in mason jars! Or stuff stockings with cellophane bags filled with colorful Bath Fizzies.

Click for instructions


Image: Rectangle Silicone Soap Molds | Mixed Patterns | Soap Making Supplies by the Silly Pops
Vintage Design Mold
Shopping Suggestions:
Baking soda
Cornstarch
Citric acid
Spritzer bottles
Food coloring
Glass bowl
Holiday Essential oils and Fruit Essential oils
Reusable Silicone Baking Cups - Butterfly and Flower Mold - Snow Lace Mold - Vintage Design Mold
Image: Complete Bath Bomb Starter Kit | Baking Soda | Citric Acid | Corn Starch | Epsom Salt | fragrances: Strawberry Red, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue, Mint Green

Or...
Complete Bath Bomb Starter Kit 

-- This is everything you need to begin making your own highly scented quality Bath Bombs!!

Includes: 2 lbs. Baking Soda, 1 Lb. Citric, 1 lb. Corn Starch, 1 lb. Epsom Salt, 4 x 1 oz. fragrances, 4 x 1 oz. FD+C = Strawberry Red, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue, Mint Green. (Molds not included.)


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Image: Free Gluten Free Restaurant Cards
These Celiac Travel.com gluten-free restaurant cards are for you to print out and take with you when you dine out at a restaurant, either at home or abroad.

The great thing about being able to print your own is you can give them to the waiter or waitress to take to the kitchen.

The most common problem with getting gluten-free food when dining in restaurants is your message gets lost or corrupted on its way to the kitchen.

Available in 63 languages!

To see what the restaurant cards say, look at the one in your language.

And if you can translate into any language they haven't got yet, let them know.

Gluten Free Apps for your Phone - iPhone or Android - Let Your Phone Be Your Gluten-Free Sidekick – Five Helpful Gluten-Free Phone Apps

Click for free Gluten-Free Cards
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