How to Make Paper Mache

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Anyone for Paper Mache?Paper Mache, or papier Mache, either way to spell it, it is a fun family project! The answer to how to make paper mache is easier than you may think. What do you get when you add water, flour and news print? Almost anything you can imagine. These are the basic ingredients […]

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Craft Ideas with common household items

Crafts with Common Household Items

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Craft Ideas Using Paper, Glue, Tape, Crayons and Markers Craft projects for kids are a lot of fun.  You can create lots of things by using simple items such as paper, some crayons and some glue.  Items ranging from hats, to books, greeting cards and bookmarks are just some of the many examples. Simple craft […]

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3 Easy Crafts Made with Recycled Materials

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Making crafts out of old or used materials is a great way to reuse and recycle — think aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old shoeboxes, empty toilet paper rolls, unused fabric, paper scraps … anything, really. By making use of items that are no longer needed in fun and creative ways, not only are we being […]

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3 Slime Recipes to Make at Home

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How (and Why) to Make Borax-Free Slime Kids love slime! Making slime with your kids is a terrific bonding exercise, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. And if you’re wondering how to make slime without borax, we have you covered — keep reading. Making slime is pretty similar to conducting a science experiment — the […]

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How to Make Edible Slime

How to Make Edible Slime

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How to Make Edible Slime Kids love to play with gross things. They also love to put them in their mouths and would probably eat them if at all possible. Well, why not let them enjoy the best of everything by making edible slime that they can play with? Here’s how to make edible slime […]

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How to Make Glitter Slime

How to Make Glitter Slime

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How to Make Glitter Slime Sparkly slime is the glamorous counterpart to regular slime. It’s still gooey and fun but glittery slime is also prettier to look at. Use this easy recipe to change up your kids regular slime routine or as favors for a Frozen or Disney Princess themed party by placing small amounts […]

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Simmering Potpourri

Simmering Potpourri

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Simmering Potpourri Supplies: 1 oz. can cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces 1 (1.12 oz.) can whole cloves 1 (1.25 oz.) can whole allspice Directions:Combine all ingredients. Place 1 heaping teaspoon and 1/2 cup of water in simmer pot and heat. You can also dry orange peels and add these to the mixture.

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Potholders from scrap fabric

Scrap Fabric Potholders

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Potholders from Scrap Fabrics Directions: First cut two 8-inch (21 cm.) squares of fabric to be the front and back of the potholder. Choose coordinating fabrics that match your kitchen for these pieces. To make it easier, you can make an 8-inch square pattern from a piece of cardboard to use as a pattern. Cut […]

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Homemade Refrigerator Magnets

Homemade Refrigerator Magnets

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Homemade Refrigerator Magnets Custom magnets are fun and easy to make. The local craft store (your new best friend when making gifts yourself) will have all the supplies you’ll need: magnets, and clear or lightly colored flat circular glass stones. When you get the glass stones home step one is to customize them. You can […]

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Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts

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Homemade Bath Salts Supplies: 1 cup Epsom salts Measuring cup 2 jars with lids 2 colored of liquid food color 1 pretty 8 oz. jar A few drops of your favorite essential oils Directions: 1. To make these good smelling bath salts, first measure 1/2 cup of Epsom salt into each jar with a lid. […]

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Make a BBQ apron

How to Make a Barbecue Apron

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Make a Barbecue Apron 1. Start with a piece of sturdy fabric suitable for the individual for whom you are making the apron. The fabric needs to be wide enough to wrap 1/2 to 3/4 of the way around them and long enough to cover them from collar bone to just above the knee. For […]

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Foam Sheet Glasses Case

Foam Sheet Glasses Case

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Foam Sheet Glasses Case To make the glasses case, you will need the following simple materials: a square of craft foam plastic or large blunt needles lanyard lace or thick yarn Directions: 1. Cut two rectangles from the foam, each 3-1/2 inches (9 cm.) by 6 inches (15 cm.). 2. With a hole punch, make […]

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Coffee and Tea Mix Recipes

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Coffee and Tea Mix Recipes Mix any of the recipes and place in a pretty jar with a fabric decorated lid. Include a mug or tea cup. To prepare the following coffee recipes: mix in food processor or blender until you have a fine powder. For all the coffee recipes except the cafe’ au lait, […]

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Chocolate Milk Bath BonBons

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Chocolate Milk Bath BonBons Ingredients: 8 Tablespoons powdered milk 1 Tablespoon cocoa butter 2 Tablespoons powdered cocoa Essential oil Directions: Melt cocoa butter, add sifted powdered milk and cocoa. Pack into candy molds of 1 Tablespoon size or bigger & flash freeze for 10 minutes. To make a chocolate orange scent add 2-4 drops of […]

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Clay Wall Ornaments or Letters

Clay Wall Ornaments or Letters

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Clay Wall Ornaments or Letters for Wall Decor Ingredients: 4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cup cold water sharp knife for freehand designs, stencils, or cookie cutters Shellac Ribbons for hangers Directions: Mix flour and salt together. Slowly add water while stirring with a fork until soft dough forms. Turn out on […]

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Clay Beads for Jewelry Making

Clay Beads for Jewelry Making

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Making Clay Beads for Jewelry Ingredients: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup salt Warm water Directions: 1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Gradually add warm water until mixture can be kneaded into a stiff dough. To reduce stickiness, dust with flour. 2. Roll into balls for beads. Pierce each with a toothpick […]

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Homemade Polar Fleece Scarf

Polar Fleece Scarf

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Polar Fleece Scarf Directions: Purchase a 1/4 of a yard to make polar fleece in the fabric department of your local discount store. Cut up the ends about 2-3 inches up vertically and about 2 inches wide on your sections you cut then just knot each ones end for a fun look.

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Bath Bombs Bath Fizzies

Bath Bombs Bath Fizzies

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Bath Bombs / Bath Fizzies Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons citric acid (you can get this at a pharmacy) 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup baking soda 3 Tablespoons coconut oil (or any other emollient oil like almond, avocado or apricot kernel oil) 1/4 teaspoon fragrance oil 3-6 drops of food coloring (if desired) Paper candy cups Directions: […]

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Bath Crayons

Soap Crayons

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Soap Crayons Supplies: One ice cube tray or silicone tray Liquid food coloring Per Color: 2 Tablespoon hot water 1 cup soap flakes Small bowl Spoon Directions: For each color, put two tablespoons of hot water and one cup of soap flakes into a bowl. Add as many drops of food color to the mixture […]

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Homemade Playdough

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Homemade Playdough Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons cream of tartar Food coloring by drops Directions:Place contents in a pan and stir. Cook over low heat, stirring until a ball forms. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly until desired color. Cool on foil. Store in […]

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handmade fleece blanket

Handmade Fleece Blanket

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Handmade Fleece Blanket: Directions: Get 2 different patterns of fleece the same size (small enough for baby). Cut slits about 2 inches in and 1 inch apart from one another all the way around the edges and then knot each slit to the other piece. It creates a seam with no sewing and they’re cute […]

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Farmhand Puppets

Farmhand Puppets

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Farmhand Puppets Supplies: Felt Old glove Glue Directions:Cut 5 felt circles. Place an old glove palm side up. Glue felt circle to each finger tip. Cut felt pieces to make animals faces. Glue them to felt circles. Let glue dry. Then put your hand inside glove and make your own puppet play.

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Buckle and Button Bow

Buckle and Button Bow

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A Buckle and Button Bow This is a quick and easy project that babies love! Just one word of caution before the instructions: Babies do love this toy, but they also love to put things in their mouths. To be certain this does not become a choking hazard use very sturdy water resistant thread and […]

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Teach Telling Time

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Activities that Teach Telling Time Telling time is important for our everyday lives.  We are always looking at watches for our next appointment, dinner date, and overall day planning.  Teaching our children how to tell time is imperative now and for the future.  Although children mostly rely on their parents to transport them to their […]

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