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Nature Angels

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Nature Angels Materials:Take a nature walk and collect interesting items, such as Ornamental grass tuftsPine cones, ball mossMilk weed podsLavender spikesMoney plantAcorns, walnuts, pecans, puff ballsGlue, wire, or rubber bands Directions: 1.  Cover a work surface. 2.  Gather grass tufts, glue or band together for the skirt. 3.  “X” grass tufts or use opened milk […]

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Raffia Twig Star

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Raffia Twig Star This twig star not only is a great gift, but is also a great free craft that you can make from materials right around your house. Combine with a nature walk through your yard, park or nearby woods to get the materials.   Materials 5 Sticks of wood approximately the same diameter […]

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Scavenger Hunt Ideas

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Scavenger Hunt Ideas Need scavenger hunt ideas? We’ve got them! There is nothing like a scavenger hunt to brighten a day or liven up a party. Mom, I’m bored. Second only to ‘what’s for dinner’ this dreaded phrase is the consternation of mothers the universe over. It is usually followed by trouble making, teasing and […]

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Summer Activities for Kids

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Summer Activities for Kids See Also: More Kids Crafts and Activities  Make this summer break a fun-filled three months, with great summer activities for kids! “Summertime and the living is easy”. Whoever wrote that was not facing the prospect of school being out and having to entertain a house full of bored, hungry children for […]

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How to Make Origami

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How to Make Origami Hey kids watch me make a bunny out of this napkin! When you learn how to make origami, that napkin becomes entertainment! Children in the orient have been entertaining themselves by making origami for centuries. If your child likes to make paper airplanes, they’ll defintely like learning how to make origami […]

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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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How To Make A Paper Airplane

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How to Make a Paper Airplane Captain to flight crew: ready the doors for take off and cross check This is your captain speaking! Most kids think about getting their wings at some point during childhood. Perk up a hum-drum afternoon, or provide your family with hours of rainy day fun by learning how to […]

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How to Make a Volcano

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How to Make a Volcano Earn some serious cool points with this explosive project. Learn how to make a volcano in no time! A sure cure for boredom, while gratifying the most inquisitive mind, a volcano is a perfect long afternoon plan. All you need is a few common kitchen ingredients and a little time. […]

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How to Make Puppets

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How to Make Puppets Children of all ages like to play with and can learn how to make puppets.  They’re a great outlet for a child’s imagination, and encourage creative play.  Unfortunately, buying them at the toy store can get very costly very quickly, when they can cost $6-$15 or more each.  Instead of breaking […]

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How to Make Crystals

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How to Make Crystals Learning how to make crystals is a great way to introduce elementary aged children to science at home.  Growing the crystals is easy, and uses basic ingredients you will be able to find at your local supermarket. Growing the actual crystals takes some patience, but the pay off is worth it, […]

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How to Make Boxes

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How to Make Boxes Do you always have a pile of used holiday cards when January first rolls around?  Do you feel guilty for pitching them and adding to the landfills?  Do your children get cabin fever, even though it’s only the second day of vacation?  We can solve all three problems for you!  You’ll […]

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Easy Kids Friendship Bracelet

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

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How to Make a Friendship Bracelet Remember when you were a child, and you and your best friend were going to be best friends forever (BFF)? And live next door to each other…And hang out all the time…And your kids were going to be best friends too… Friendship seems so much more intense when you’re […]

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How to Make Clay

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How to Make Clay Playing with clay is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Kids love the opportunity to make something with their own hands. The texture of homemade clay is appealing, cool, squishy, and slightly sticky – what could be better? Learn how to make clay with ingredients that are in your kitchen […]

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How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime

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Slime Kids love gross stuff; the grosser, the better. They especially love it if mom and dad find it really, really gross! We’ve got a way for you to indulge their love of all things yucky, and sneak in a little kids science project disguised as fun.  Once you learn how to make slime, you […]

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How to Make a Family Tree

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How to Make a Family Tree Learning all you can about how to make a family tree is great for kids because every child loves a good story.  They begin clamoring for them as soon as they can speak, and will sit, rapt, while the story unfolds for them. What better story to tell your […]

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How to Make Rock Candy

How to Make Rock Candy

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How to Make Rock Candy If your children aren’t as fond of science as you’d like them to be, teach them how to make rock candy and you’ll help them learn that science can be exciting, fun and tasty. What child wouldn’t be excited about the prospect of learning to how to make rock candy? […]

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How to Make a Kite

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How to Make a Kite When is the perfect time to learn how to make a kite? When the cold, miserable days of winter have passed, and spring is in the air!  The crocuses are blooming, the temperature is rising, and the days are getting longer.  Before you know it, the kids will be home for […]

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How to Make Ice Cream

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How to Make Ice Cream Before you can say “summer vacation”, the kids will be home and the days will have become long, lazy and hot!  A surefire way to beat the heat this summer is to learn how to make ice cream.  Home made ice cream always tastes better then store bought, and this […]

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Arts and Crafts for Kids

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Arts and Crafts for Kids Have you ever wondered what to do with your large empty plastic bottles? Now you can give them a second life as a craft project. Arts and crafts for kids can be more than just a fun way to pass the time. Use these projects to teach your kids about […]

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Preschool Crafts

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Preschool Crafts and Activities Preschool crafts are made to be easy and fun. It really doesn’t take much to keep a preschool-age child entertained. The easier it is to make, the sooner they can see the final result. They are just at the right age to have good fine-motor skills. They can squeeze a glue […]

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