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How to Create Raised Garden Beds Last week at Queens Library at Woodside, we created raised garden beds out of straw bales and cinder blocks, adding nitrogen-rich organic amendments to speed decomposition to do some direct...
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Raised Garden Beds Gardens Greening composting, gardening, gardens, Queens, raised garden beds, urban gardening, woodside EvanderEls
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How to Make Coasters Out of CDs Kids at Queens Library at Astoria made coasters by upcycling discarded CDs and decorating them with paper scraps and foam shapes. What do you think of our final project? For more activities like...
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03-07-2013 06-26-2013 No hislam 0

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Art Projects from Nature: How to Make Pet Rocks To celebrate the theme for this year's summer reading program "Dig into Summer Reading," children at Queens Library at Long Island City created pet rocks. We talked about the...
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A Simple Craft Project for Teens Using Upcycled Materials Did you know that something as simple as discarded string, paper, straws and toothpicks could be upcycled into art? Take a look at how teens at Queens Library at Sunnyside turned these basic items...
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10-06-2013 06-06-2013 No hislam 0

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Arts and Crafts Using Upcycled Materials Teens Greening Art, crafts, Recycling, Straw Launcher, Teens, upcycling hislam
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How to Turn Used Glass Bottles into Vases, an Environmentally-Friendly Craft Project Queens Library at Steinway invited teens to create vases out of old glass bottles. Fun fact: Did you know that glass never wears out and that it can be recycled over and over again? Most...
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Recycling Used Glass Bottles into Vases Teens Greening crafts, flowers, glass vases, paint, Teens hislam
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