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Make your own jigsaw puzzles and sell them. Draw pictures, glue them to pieces of cardboard using a glue stick, and cut into pieces. Charge $1 per puzzle.
What has a tongue but can't talk?
Make Your Own Trail Mix
Here is a great way to make a trail mix. First, start with a food that has a salty flavor, such as cashews or peanuts. Next, add a sweet ingredient?this could be chocolate chips or dried fruit. Then add something crunchy, such as cereal or granola. Enjoy this quick snack!
Go Fly a Kite
To make a kite decoration for your room, cut a diamond shape out of paper. Decorate the kite with stickers or anything else you'd like to add. Attach a piece of string to the kite, and hang it on the wall in your room.
Little kids love anything that's new to them, so the next time you babysit, bring along a few of your own toys. My cousin plays with a doll I had when I was little, even though she has lots of her own dolls. Something new can really keep a kid's attention.
It's fun to play this game at a party or in the car. Start the game by asking, "What's in your refrigerator?" A player will name foods that start with her initials. For example, my initials are PA, so I might say, "I have pickled ants in my refrigerator!" This game will keep everyone laughing, and you can play it over and over.
Make an apple out of red air-dry clay. Add details to the apple, such as your teacherís name spelled out with black clay or by using a permanent marker.
Out of This World
I've learned a great trick to remember all of the planets in our solar system: "My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nachos." That includes Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.