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Holiday Placemat Crafts

Placemat crafts are easy and a lot of fun for children to create using basic household supplies like paper, scissors, glue, crayons and contact paper. You can make fun placemats that your children will cherish for many years to come. When you are creating placemat crafts, let your children come up with ideas and designs […]

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Fun, Practical Placemat Ideas

Children love to create crafts and see their finished product, especially when you display it proudly in your home. Making placemats is a wonderful craft activity that you can share with your children. They’re easy to create and you only need a roll of contact paper and scissors to get started. You can create anything […]

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Four Fun, Fabulous Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Bulletin Boards

Creating a monthly bulletin board is a great way to engage young minds in a classroom setting. For the month of March, consider a fun, appropriate St. Patrick’s Day bulletin board theme. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Here are a few simple ideas for creating a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed bulletin board.Pot o’ […]

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Some Polymer Clay Basics You Should Know Before Crafting

Rainbow Colors of Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a fun craft medium to work with. Its versatility can inspire your creativity with nearly endless possibilities. Best of all polymer clay is affordable and easy to find at your local craft store. However there are certain techniques and tips that will make working with polymer clay both easier and more enjoyable. […]

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Handprint Animals for Spring

This is a great spring craft for kids. They will have a blast making it, and it will keep them busy for some time. What you need: Cardboard or heavy cardstock Paint Google eyes (small) Cotton balls Construction paper For this craft you will have the child dip their hand in paint, and make a […]

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Giant Paper Plate Snowflake

Snowflakes

This darling craft results in a giant “snowflake” on a paper plate but is really made up of several tracings of the child’s hand. This might be a great gift at holiday time especially for grandparents who live further away. What you will need: A paper plate White construction paper Scissors Glue (or a stapler) […]

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Paper Plate Poinsettias

These holiday decorations are a darling reminder of how small your child’s hand really are. While they look great in red and green they can be made in any color for any season. What you will need: A paper plate Red construction paper Green construction paper Scissors Glue (or a stapler) Instructions for the project: […]

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Thanksgiving Keepsakes

Remembering Thanksgiving is great and is something that many people do in general, but not specifically each year. There are many ways that you can make a holiday or other occasion memorable and one of the best ways is to have some kind of keepsake that can be looked at over and over again to […]

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Butterfly Handprint

Here are some easy butterfly crafts for kids. The recommended age for these crafts are three and up. Butterfly Handprint Craft Materials Paper, 3 different colors of construction paper works best Pencil or marker Scissors Glue Printer and paper Instructions Print out the template from http://www.dltk-kids.com/CRAFTS/insects/mhandprintbutterfly.htm If you need to color the template pieces as […]

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Hand and Foot Turkey

There are several very popular birds in America. Of course there is the national bird, the bald eagle. New Yorkers have pigeons and you cannot visit the beach without encountering some seagulls. But, there is one bird that shares the spotlight with one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. That bird is the turkey. The turkey […]

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Easter Crafts For Kids

Are you looking for some kid-friendly Easter crafts? It’s time to get out the construction paper and put out the newspaper under the table, because these are some great Easter crafts that your kids will love making to celebrate the Easter season. Bunny Rabbit Ears Easter Craft Materials needed for Bunny Rabbit Ears:PaperTapeScissors OptionalStickers, glitter, […]

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Handprints Galore

There are many individuals who shy away from making crafts because they feel that they are not the artistic type or that they lack the creativity to make something unique or innovative. Some people have a difficult time seeing things as they could be rather than what they are. Fortunately, handprint crafts are among the […]

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Holiday Handprint Crafts

Handprint crafts make excellent holiday decorations. There are all kinds of creative creatures that can be made simply by using your child’s handprints. For example, a thanksgiving turkey can be made by taking multiple cutouts of the shape of your child’s hand and using them as the feathers on the turkey. Handprints can also be […]

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Handprint Mold

Many of us are familiar with handprint molds, but not everyone knows how to turn these molds into gifts. One way to turn a mold into a gift is to use a mold that you can make out of cement into a stepping stone. Simply press your hand into the cement as it is drying […]

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Handprint Shirt

A fun way to carry your loved one’s handprints with you is to make a handprint t-shirt. Simply choose out your plain cotton t-shirt (make sure that you wash the shirt first) and the fabric paint colors that you want. You can have your child put their handprint on the shirt without any particular pattern […]

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Handprints

A relatively simple handprint craft involves just stamping the handprint on paper. You can use those prints as a way to decorate a printout of a favorite poem or as the cover for a card. Use several prints to make the shape of something totally different. For example you can take several handprint cutouts and […]

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