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Sun Visors for Kids

Beach Girl

Make visors with your kids. Go to your local craft store and buy some plain visors or hats. Buy paint, foam pieces, and any other materials you want. Have your kids decorate them themselves with your supervision. Have your kids wear the hats and show off their artwork. It will also protect them from the […]

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A Puddle Boat

Little Boy with Paper Boat

A great idea is a puddle boat as you can use it in the puddles after a rainstorm or in the bathtub with the kids. Grab some Styrofoam, acrylic paint, nails, and a rubber band. Use scissors or a knife to cut the Styrofoam into a 10 by 5 inch rectangle. Then you will contour […]

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Craft Foam Bunny


If you have kids, you most likely will be focusing on the Easter bunny, colored eggs and baskets full of candy! How about making some egg bunnies with the kids this year? They are fast and easy to make and don’t require a lot of materials. Gather some plastic Easter eggs, scissors, wiggle eyes, white […]

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Trained Seal


Trained seal What you will need: Seal templates (can be downloaded at Family Fun) Craft foam Pencil, scissors, and stapler 14 inch long piece of clear vinyl tubing Permanent markers Googly eyes and tacky glue 1 ½ inch diameter Styrofoam ball Pushpin or thick sewing needle 18 inch long piece of 22 or 24 gauge […]

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Fly-Catching Frog

Frog Catching Fly

Fly-catching frog What you will need: Frog outline (can be downloaded at http://www.familyfun.go.com) Green craft foam 2 large googly eyes Glue Red party blower Instructions for the project: Download the frog outline or draw one yourself Cut it out, and trace it onto a piece of green craft foam Cut out the shape from the […]

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Halloween Craft Ideas For All Ages


Halloween craft ideas for all ages… need some ideas? Crafting is fun for everyone. People of all ages love to make crafts and love Halloween. Put these two favorites together, and you have the recipe for fun. At any age you can create awesome works of art for Halloween. The idea is to find the […]

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Lighthouse In A Bottle


Lighthouse in a bottle What you will need: 1.5 liter sport water bottle Craft knife Aluminum foil Red acrylic paint Black tape Play-Doh or clay Flashlight White craft foam Clear packing tape Instructions for the project: Using a craft knife cut the bottle in half. Glue aluminum foil inside the cone-shaped portion of the top […]

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Create a Backpack Buddy

Back to School

There are two good reasons to spend part of a day making backpack buddies with your kid. One reason is that they are fun to make. The other reason is after you are through, your kid will love her backpack. What is a backpack buddy? A backpack buddy is a fun, fuzzy creature that rides […]

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More Bookmark Ideas


Another idea for making a bookmark is to make a creature to mark the pages with. You can use a piece of foam some beady eyes, and a pipe cleaner to make an awesome bookmark. Have your child decide on what type of creature he wants to make. Good ideas include snakes and worms, because […]

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Craft Foam Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Another homemade pencil case can be made out of a sheet of craft foam. For this pencil case, you will need a sheet of craft foam the size of a regular piece of paper, some craft glue, and a small piece of sticky Velcro. You will also need whatever your child would like to decorate […]

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