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Unique Uses for Coffee Filters!

1:21 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

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Coffee Filter Uses

Some pretty amazing uses for coffee filters you may have never considered.  These awesome lint-free, tear-resistant holders are fabulous!

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave
2. Clean windows and mirrors; they’re lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling
3. Protect China; separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between them
4. Put a few in a plate to soak up grease from fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc.
5. Filter broken cork from wine
6. Protect a cast-iron skillet; place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust
7. Ball it up and use to apply shoe polish
8. After frying, strain through a sieve lined with coffee filter to recycle frying oil
9. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale to weigh chopped foods
10. Hold tacos; coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods
11. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes
12. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping by poking one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter

Oh yeah, they’re also great to use in your coffee makers! 🙂

Here are a couple of amazing coffee filter crafts that some pretty crafty folks have done — check these things out using coffee filters.

coffee filter pumpkin

Coffee Filter Pumpkin by The Happier Homemaker

coffee filter butterflies

Coffee Filter Crafts:  Coffee-Filter Butterflies


Free Kids Travel Activity

8:30 am

by Jennifer Freeman

free kids activities

Free Kids Travel Activity

I bet my parents wish this FREE Kids Travel Activity download had been available when I was a kid!   On those long road trips, when I was sandwiched between my brothers in the backseat of the car this activity book would have been a better source of entertainment instead of pestering my brothers.  This is from 2011, but nothing on the download is dated.

This book was designed to keep kids entertained and engaged in your
road trip while they are in the car. Not only will they be busy solving
puzzles, but they will also engage the entire family in games,
questions, get to know you activities, etc.

Free Kids Travel Activity
32 pages of fun!

If you homeschool, building other lessons around this book could make a good addition to your summer curriculum.

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treasure box

Free Summer Activities For Kids

Need a few time fillers for the kids, that are free Summer activities? Here is a place to get print out some free printables to keep the kids busy for a little bit.  Alex and Lindsey love the Hidden Picture puzzles. For fun we will all have one page (yup, Mr. Cameraman and I too) and set the timer for 1 minute and see who has the most “hidden” items found! The kids love the competition!

Free Summer Activities

These are great for keeping a child busy and getting you a break!
Many themes and interest to choose from.


3 Free Kids Activity Books ~ Printable

12:07 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

 Free Kids Activity Books

Each of these books are free to download.   Select the format you want to download, save and print.

The Case Of The Broken Loop, activity book. Free Activity book

Planet Protectors Club Follow That Trail, activity book.   Free Activity Book

Mission: Sunwise, activity book.  Free Activity Book


Free Memorial Day Coloring Pages

7:16 am

by Jennifer Freeman

memorial day coloring pages

Free Kids Coloring Pages

Have fun with the kids and drag out some crayons or markers, maybe glitter glue and color these free Memorial Day coloring pages.   These are great to use during weekend festivities to entertain the kids.

Free Memorial Day Coloring Pages



Free Award Maker

24 different awards. Personalize them with name, date and a message.

 Math Whiz Award, Reading Award, Happy Birthday Certificate, Citizenship

Excellent Effort, You’re Awesome, WOW! , Great Progress and many more.

See the Free Award Maker printables !