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Bean Bag Toss

The great outdoors is a fun place to play, and provides people with hours of fun, but sometimes, the natural beauty and entertainment wears off, and you are in need of a game or two to keep things interesting. Toss games are a traditional way to test your skill at aiming, and enjoy some time […]

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Shoe Box Guitar

Shoe boxPaper towel roll(optional) plastic strings 1. Cut a hole on the short side of the shoe box. make the hole a size that the paper towel roll fits in snug. 2. On the bottom of the shoe box, cut a circle out. 3. (optional) Tape the plastic strings at the end of the shoe […]

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Xylophone

To make a xylophone you will need several tall glasses or jars, some water, and a mixing spoon. To make the different notes in the xylophone, fill the glasses or jars with different amounts of water. The more water there is in the glass, the lower the pitch will be. Conversely the less water there […]

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Easter Bingo

Making and then playing on your own Easter bingo board is both easy and fun. A bingo board is nothing more than a piece of paper separated into boxes and arranged in a 5X5 table. Inside of the squares you can draw pictures or write words that remind you of Easter. To play, all that […]

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Box of Love

To make a box of love all that you need is a small box (a jewelry box is usually a good size; you can usually buy these boxes from the jewelry store relatively inexpensively). Decorate your little box any way that you wish. When you are done decorating the box, blow lots of kisses into […]

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Shoebox Aquarium

• Shoebox aquarium ( you can also make puppet theaters and other story telling designs out of this same kind of box, just choose different types of stickers) • Materials ShoeboxConstruction paperScissorsFish stickersBamboo skewersCard stockScotch tapePaintCraft knife • Instructions Paint the shoebox. Wait to dry and set it on its side Decorate the back of […]

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Castle

Do you have tons of shoeboxes sitting around your house? Are you looking for a way to recycle your old shoeboxes? If you answered yes to those questions the good news is that there are tons of crafts that you can do using your old shoeboxes, no matter what size the shoeboxes are. Many of […]

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Magic Box

• Materials 1 large shoe box1 small shoe boxSticky tapeRulerScissorsMarking penPVA glueGreen color sticky back plastic“Good luck” stuff • Instructions Tape the ends of the boxes closed. Cut the top off the small box Use a marker pen and a ruler to draw a line along one long and two short edges of the large […]

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Box Guitar

• Materials Shoe boxRubber bandsScissorsPaper towel tubePencil • Instructions Cut an oval shaped hole in the top of the shoe box Stretch a few rubber bands around the box and over the hole Put a pencil under the rubber bands on one side Tape on a paper towel tube and decorate the shoe box as […]

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Trained Seal

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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Toad House

Are you looking for things to keep you busy this summer? Are you interested in trying out some fun summer crafts? The great thing is that there are plenty of summer crafts available that are rather simple and inexpensive to make, and best of all they are fun to create. Here are some summer craft […]

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Shoebox Crafts

Here are some other crafts that you can make using shoeboxes.• Dollhouses• Barns• Villages• Storage boxes• Feely boxes• Dioramas• Miniature floats• Puppet stand• Fire trucks and other cars or trucks• Trains The ideas that you can come up with for fun crafts for your kids using shoeboxes is endless, all you need is a little […]

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Hopscotch Game

• Materials 10 patio stepping stonesFine sandpaper (120 to 140 grit)White latex paint (1 quart)PaintbrushesAcrylic paint in assorted colorsStencilsSpongesChunky rubber stampsAcrylic sealant (spray or brush-on) • Instructions Sand each patio stepping stone Paint the tops and sides of each patio stepping stone white. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly, if needed apply a second coat […]

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Plaster Pals

Girl with Balloon

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you looking for some outdoor summer craft projects? Do you want to decorate your garden with some easy summer crafts? The good news is that there are many craft projects that you can do outdoors in the summer, providing the weather isn’t too hot for you, and if […]

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Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp

What you will need: Bottle (any size) Water (half way full) Cooking oil (fill up rest of way) Do not shake. From Chels, age 13, Alabama

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Stampball

a small rubber balllots of stamps With the small ball, stick the stamps all over the ball until it is huge From Fran Johnson, age 17, USA

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