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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Kid Friendly Pollock Painted Pumpkins

By: Ana Dziengel from dabbledabbledo.com
Kid Friendly Pollock Painted Pumpkins

Carving jack-o-lanterns is not necessarily kid friendly because it involves sharp objects, and painting pumpkins can get a little old if it's done the same way every year. Create a splash on your block with Kid Friendly Pollock Painted Pumpkins. You and your children will have so much fun channeling the abstract expressionist and your Halloween decorations will look fabulous. The craft instructions are detailed in how to paint a pumpkin in a Jackson Pollock style, but also include a reminder that your children may want to paint their pumpkin differently, and that determination to be different is reminiscent of the painter himself.

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Put on the old clothes and have neighborhood kids and families get creative and make bring their pumpkins and get creative by making their own abstract pumpkins. What fun they will have pouring the paint over these pumpkins to see what they will come up with. Have people you know donate any leftover paint they have laying around and putting the paint to good use. Let's see what you come up with. How did you do?

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