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Puffy Paint

Whole can of shaving cream1 bottle of school Elmers glueTempera paint (more paint more color) Big bowl Put ingredients in bowl mix together to the consistency of whipped cream let children put puffy paint on paper really thick and let dry. From unknown, a teacher, texas

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Stamped Bandanna

This is a fun craft. One of the things you can do is get plain bandanas, white or a different light color. You are going to find a stamp of some kind that you like, and get fabric ink. Then, stamp and design your bandana however you would like. You can decorate it to say […]

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Painted Pumpkin Faces and Lollipop Ghosts

This is another easy Halloween craft that is going to be simple even for the kids to do, no scissors, knives, or glue involved. For this you will need the following supplies: Small or miniature pumpkins Pumpkin paint Paint brushes or sponges A drop cloth To do this craft you are going to want to […]

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Painted Paper Plate Snowman

This is a different take on the traditional paper plate snowman. This craft would work especially well for older kids or more experienced crafters. What you will need: 3 paper plates for each snowman Assorted colors of tissue paper (including white) Scissors Craft glue Staples or glue to attach the plates Instructions for the project: […]

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Finger Painting

White papercolored paintnailpolish removerpaper plate Take your white piece of paper and coat it once with nailpolish remover(this will make the paint water proof and the paper to). Wait ten minutes for it to dry . Then take a paper plate and put any color paint on it. Then you can start finger painting. Then […]

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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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Country Paintings

Once your child has figured out how to use paints and create drawings that are somewhat recognizable, you can introduce a myriad of different country crafts that deal with painting. Two examples of how a simple painting project can turn into a country craft include painting a planter box or pot and creating plaques. If […]

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Making Stained Glass at Home

Making stained glass crafts at home is simple. With a few basic materials you can create a stained glass piece that is safe for kids, fun for adults and enjoyable to all. In this article you will read about a simple technique that you can use to make stained glass crafts at home from materials […]

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Tools You Need to Make Primitive Crafts

Primitive crafts are some of the most popular ways to decorate your home and some of the best crafts to make. They remind us all of a time we might not remember but that we have heard of. It helps us feel comforted and like we are really home. Often when you make crafts you […]

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Painting Activities for Motor Development

Coloring is one of the best activities for early childhood development. Having your toddler or preschooler color will help them develop the needed motor skills that will help prepare them for the writing skills that they will need once they reach school. And while the tried and true crayons and coloring book are always fun, […]

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Kool Aid Painting

Who knew that a simple drink could bring about so much fun? Keep in mind that this can be a messy project so you may want to consider doing it outdoors. What you need: •Several packets of sugar-free Kool-Aid •White construction paper •Tape •Ice cubes Instructions for the project-Tape a large sheet of construction paper […]

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Hand-Painted Teen Bedroom Craft Ideas

Your teen’s bedroom is a place they can go to as their own sanctuary. Their bedroom is also a place for your teen to show their personality. Your teen will want to decorate their bedroom in a way that shows their budding personality. Your teen will be leaving for college in a few years so […]

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Fabric and Paint: Teen Bedroom Crafts

Your teen’s bedroom is a place they can have as their very own sanctuary away from the world. They want this space to reflect their budding personality and still function as their bedroom. Fabric and paint teen bedroom crafts will help your teen and you to explore that personality and make over their room on […]

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Apple Tree

Materials needed: •Large piece of paper•Crayons, paint or markers•Red paint Tips/Notes: When tracing the hand make sure that all of the fingers are spread out. The reason for this is that your fingers are going to be the branches of the tree and the forearm is going to be the trunk of the tree. Directions: […]

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Apple Print Potholders

Materials needed: •Apples – sliced in half with seeds removed•9 x 9 inch muslin squares or any other 100% cotton fabric•9 x 9 inch piece of batting•Fabric paint•Small brushes or paper plate•Newspapers•Iron•Embroidery hoop•Embroidery needle•Quilting thread•Bias binding Directions: •First thing that you want to do is to lay out the newspapers on your work surface. This […]

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Apple Pin, Necklace or Magnet

Materials needed: •Paper and printer•Scissors•Styrofoam meat trays or cardboard•Acrylic paint, poster paint or markers – red, green, brown, black and cream•Pin backings, magnet backings or hole punch and string Tips/Notes: •If you are using Styrofoam and poster paint or markers than you are going to need to glue some paper onto the Styrofoam to cover […]

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