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What are some handmade craft ideas?

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Some handmade craft ideas are lavender bath fizz cubes made with real lavender buds and essential oil. Another idea is to make your own birdseed ornaments.

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To make lavender bath fizz cubes, whisk together 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of corn starch and 1 cup of citric acid in a bowl. Using a spray bottle filled with water, moisten the mixture slowly as you mix the ingredients. Stop adding water when the mixture is moist enough to hold its shape when you squeeze it together in your palm. Add blue and red food coloring to create a lavender color, and then add lavender essential oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of dried lavender buds. Knead the ingredients, press into a silicon mold, and allow them to dry for a few hours before removing and placing them in an airtight container.

To make birdseed ornaments, mix 3/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of water, 3 tablespoons of corn syrup and 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin in a bowl. Then add 4 cups of birdseed, and knead the ingredients into a batter. Arrange several cookie cutters on a baking sheet, spray them with non-stick spray, and press the bird seed mixture into the cookie cutters firmly. Cut a drinking straw into 2-inch pieces, and insert a piece into the top of each ornament to create a small hole. Allow the ornaments to harden for several hours before removing them from the mold and putting a string or ribbon through the holes for hanging.

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