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Multi-Colored Sand

Salt and various colors of chalk Place the amount of salt on a paper plate that you want for a particular color of “sand.” Gently rub the salt with a piece of colored chalk and the salt will become that color. After you have made all of the colors you want you can layer them […]

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Ocean in a Bottle

1 any size water bottleBlue food coloringMini fish figurine *your choice*Vegetable oilSuper glue Fill water bottle almost to lid with water. Add a little less then 1/4 cup of vegetable oil to make “ocean” thick. Add around 5 drops of blue food coloring to bottle. Less for a lighter ocean or more for a darker […]

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Gourd Painting Basics

Gourds with Googly Eyes

When people think of gourds, they think of Halloween or autumn decorations. This is a true fact gourds can be a great accent for decoration outside or inside. Gourds are not limited to just squash, but pumpkins, and more. But similar to other crafts and decorations you can add to them by painting a design […]

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Crepe Paper Poinsettia


These can be ideal for embellishing wrapped gifts or fastening to a tree. What you will need: Pink, green, and maroon crepe paper Scissors Floral wire Floral tape White glue Instructions for the project: To make both the small and large petals you can use a template or simply cut out by hand. You will […]

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Blue Irises

While you may think of crepe paper as only being useful to decorate for parties or be the border on a bulletin board crepe paper can do so much more. Using crepe paper is fun and best of all is an affordable and easy craft to learn. Crepe paper is easy to use. It is […]

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What is Extreme Halloween Pumpkin Carving?

While your childhood Halloween pumpkin with the triangle eyes and the toothy grin was certainly charming today pumpkin carving has literally gone to a new extreme. Halloween revelers are turning their pumpkins into genuine works of art. These masterpieces are often carved with power tools and some are even taking hours and days to complete. […]

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Foam Flower Magnets

This is another easy to do magnet that will delight your family and friends. You can use precut flower pieces or design your own. Traditional flower shapes look the best (daisies, tulips etc.) What you will need: Precut flower shapes or foam sheets in a variety of colors Low Temp Glue Gun Magnets Instructions for […]

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Seashell Refrigerator Magnet

This is one of the easiest yet most spectacular magnets to make. You can purchase seashells at your local craft store or use treasured mementos from a trip to the beach. What you will need: Seashell Mix Small Dried or Silk Flowers Magnets Low Temp Glue Gun Instructions for the project: Carefully arrange flowers in […]

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Halloween Projects Using Real Pumpkins

Halloween is a great time of year and young children look forward to eagerly. However there are limitations on what the youngest children can be involved in. Carving and decorating pumpkins is a lot of fun (and mess) but often excludes the youngest family members. So if you are looking for a new way to […]

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Wooden Nature Magnet

Magnet crafts are just plain fun! Doing crafts with magnets allows you (whatever age or craft level you are) to exercise your creativity and have lots of fun doing it. Kids especially love magnet crafts because most are not time consuming and the results are immediate. It is important to remember however that when choosing […]

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Elegant Decoupage Jar

With this craft you can turn an ordinary dollar-store jar into an elegant gift you would be proud to give to anyone special. You will need: Pressed Leaves and Flowers Glass Jar Tissue Paper Decoupage Solution Foam Brush Gold Paint Pen Instructions for the project: You will want to use flowers and leaves that have […]

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Glowing Flowers

This easy to make and lovely craft would make a great gift. You will need: Pressed Leaves or Flowers Votive Cup Tissue Paper Decoupage Solution Foam Brushes Instructions for the project: You will want to use flowers and leaves that have been pressed and dried. Begin by tearing off the straight edges from a sheet […]

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Bottle Cap Pumpkin Magnet

Kids love making pumpkins and this one is simply darling. Keep in mind that this craft is best done by kids ages 5 and up. What you will need: Frozen Juice Can Lid Orange, Bumpy Chenille Stem Green Chenille Stem Scrap of Green Felt or Craft Foam Black Seed Beads Magnet Craft Glue Scissors Instructions […]

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Spring Time Frame

Crafting in spring time is a wonderful activity for both adults and children. The following is a look at some fun spring crafts for all age groups: Spring FrameDuring the Spring, the sun is starting to come out, and you spend time outdoors. You likely take some fun photos of you at the park, on […]

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Spring Mask

Spring is the time of the year when new life is created. A mask is a fun way to get involved with this traditional concept. You can wear a mask, and then emerge as a new self. Masks are fun, and kids and adults alike will enjoy decorating and making a mask to describe their […]

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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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