About Julie Finn

Julie Finn I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



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Kids Can Upcycle!: 15 Upcycling Projects for Kids

April 15th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Kids love to make their own toys, and when they upcycle those toys from stuff that you'd otherwise put in the trash or the recycling bin, then they're not only having fun and saving money, but also learning valuable lessons about eco-friendly creativity


21 Cool Math Games and Activities from Natural and Recycled Materials

March 18th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

If you want your kid to love and be good at math, but you're not interested in unleashing more plastic pennies onto the world--or you just don't want to spend your hard-earned money on junk like plastic pennies--then you'll love these great ideas for math games, projects, and activities, all made from natural and recycled materials



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