Whether or not an empty wine bottle is transparent, it can make a great bottle light! Mark where you want the holes to be with some masking tape, drill, rinse the bottle, then stuff Christmas lights through the holes you drilled. (via Wit and Whistle)
The kids will love to make this rainbow clock for their bedroom. The clock can be made out of stiff cardboard and other parts out of polystyrene container trays. Not only can kids start learning the time, they can also discover more about recycling.