Nature Crafts

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Dec19

Kids Cooking | Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Kids Cooking | Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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How to Make Gingerbread Ornaments, Cookies & Houses

One amazing winter tradition is making gingerbread with your friends and family. You can make gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses and more. Depending on what you want to do you can make gingerbread that is great for eating, or make structural gingerbread which will make your gingerbread house last for a long time in a nice dry environment. When you make your gingerbread make sure to bring along your fun loving and creative spirit and you will be sure to have an amazing gingerbread experience.

Apr24

Kids Camping Crafts - Wildflower Crowns and Necklaces

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Kids Camping Crafts - Wildflower Crowns and Necklaces

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Make jewelry and crowns from wildflowers! | What little girls doesn't dream of being a fairy princess?  Make her dreams come true on your next camping trip.  For boys - they can make necklaces or more masculine crowns.

May03

Crafts | Homemade Candles

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Crafts | Homemade Candles

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A Handmade Gift for Mom | Candles | Mother's Day is an important opportunity during the year for you to make something special for your Mom.

Oct19

Kids Crafts | Halloween Crafts

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Kids Crafts | Halloween Crafts

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Halloween is a great holiday for children to enjoy. Before the actual day kids can choose their costume and carve a pumpkin. It is a great time for children to be creative and enjoy activities with their friends. Here are a few festivities and activities that are great Halloween activities in addition to costumes and pumpkins.

Sep09

Fall Kids Craft Project | Leaf Print Painting

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Painting with Leaves

As summer changes to fall it becomes time to start planning more exciting indoor activities for days when the weather is poor. One great way to combine the beauty of fall with a good indoor and outdoor activity is to enjoy some leaf painting crafts. Painting is a fantastic and creative indoor activity for bad weather days and using leaves allows you to combine the fun of your indoor craft with enjoying the outdoors on good weather days. Here are some fun leaf painting crafts for kids of all ages.

Aug05

Kids Crafts | Wizard of Oz Themed Crafts

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Kids Crafts | Wizard of Oz Themed Crafts

Crafts to Celebrate the 71st Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz

On the anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," one fun way to celebrate is to create some Wizard of Oz themed crafts. Here are a few ideas of crafts that you and your friends could create to celebrate the anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz."

 

Feb17

Mardi Gras Craft Fun for Kids

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Mardi Gras Crafts

"Throw me something mister" - this is one of the first phrases kids in New Orleans learn to say.  Everyone loves a parade and Mardi Gras season hosts dozens of parades both large and opulent to small and down home.  Even if you can't make it to a Mardi Gras parade you can join in the festivities by hosting a party and making some fun and festive Mardi Gras decorations.  Oh, and don't forget the King Cake - click here for the recipe.

Oct04

Making Apple and Potato Stamps

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Making Apple and Potato Stamps


Apple and Potato stamps are an easy way to have fun and create some beautiful art. This project requires relatively few supplies, but will require supervision for younger children.

You will need:
Fresh apples and/or large potatoes (each apple or potato will make two stamps)
Knife
Pen
Paint
Plate
Clean-up Supplies

Start by washing your potatoes and apples well. The first part of this project is the creation of the stamps, which requires the use of a sharp knife. It is important for younger children to be well supervised at this point, it may even be a good idea for an adult to do the steps that involve using a knife.

Step one is to cut the apples and potatoes in half. Make sure the cuts are nice and clean, as any mistakes will be apparent when the apple and potato halves are used as stamps. At this point you can leave the apples halves whole and use them just as apple shaped stamps. You can also use the halves to create more complex stamps.

In order to create a more complex stamp, you start by drawing the outline of the shape into the center of the apple or potato half. Once the outline is clearly drawn in, use the knife to cut the outline into the apple or potato, the cut should be about a quarter of an inch deep. After the outline is cut, carefully carve away the outer edge of the apple or potato away from the outline cut. Make these cuts from the outside in, until you reach the cut of the outline. You will want to cut away about a quarter inch of the apple or potato, leaving just the shape that you drew into the apple or potato as a stamp.

When your stamp is made, pour a small layer of paint into a plate. Spread the paint throughout the base of the plate. You can dip the stamp or apple half into the layer of paint, or you can use a paint brush to apply the paint to the stamp. Then, place the stamp paint side down onto the object you are decorating.

You can use these stamps to decorate clothing, create pictures or anything else that could use some decoration and absorbs paint. When you are planning your project, make sure that you decide what type of object you want to decorate and also make sure you have the correct type of paint for that object.

Jul25

Kids Crafts | Christmas Tree Ornament

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Christmas Tree Ornament

You will need:
- scissors
- green construction paper
- glue
- popsicle sticks
- glitter and other decorations
- string

Start by laying the popsicle sticks in a triangle on top of the green paper. Put a loop of string at the top of the triangle. Put a dot of glue on top of the two ends of the string. Then glue the popsicle sticks down over the string, in a triangle. Next cut out a tree shape from the green paper, start by cutting around the edges of the popsicle triangle, and cut out a rectangle at the bottom of the triangle. This gives you a tree shaped ornament.

The next step is to color the rectangle at the bottom brown to represent the trees trunk. Now you can decorate your tree however you want. Be as creative as possible, using glitter markers and any other fun craft supplies you might have.

Dec10

Kids Crafts | Christmas and Winter Crafts

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Crafts to Brighten the Holidays

When the weather turns chilly and it's too damp to go outside, why not stay in and create your own homemade holiday decorations?  The whole family will love these kid-friendly crafts and activities, and they'll help you add a festive touch of holiday sparkle to your home.

Nov12

Recipes | Thanksgiving Recipes

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Recipes | Thanksgiving Recipes

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for KidsCooking is a wonderful activity for families during Thanksgiving. My family always spends the majority of Thanksgiving day cooking. Here are a few recipes that are great for children to take the lead on and participate in the family cooking tradition.
Sep21

Fall Harvest Crafts | Hanging Pine Cones

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Fall Harvest Crafts | Hanging Pine Cones

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Celebrate Fall with Harvest Crafts — Hanging Pine Cones | Fall is a fantastic time of year to enjoy some crafts that emphasize the bounty of the fall harvest.  Most people carve pumpkins around Halloween, and some families even try making caramel apples, but here is another option for fall harvest crafts.

Sep01

Kids Crafts | Crafts for Grandparents Day

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Kids Crafts | Crafts for Grandparents Day

Celebrate Grandparents Day

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Each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day we have an official day to celebrate our grandparents.

Although we should celebrate our grandparents more often than once a year, it is fun to have an official day to celebrate how great your grandparents are. Here are a few suggestions to help you have a wonderful Grandparents Day this year.

Apr15

Fun Crafts for Easter

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Fun Crafts for Easter

Easter Bonnets and Dying Eggs

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Dying eggs and making  Easter bonnets are great craft activities for friends and family during the spring. You can get as traditional or as creative as you want when creating bonnets and eggs. Even if you don't celebrate Easter taking part in the crafts associated with the holiday can be a lot of fun. These two craft projects are a great way to bond and have fun with friends and family.

Dec22

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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Easy Christmas Ornaments for Kids to Make

During the holiday season one fun craft project you can try is to make your own Christmas Ornaments. If your family does not celebrate Christmas, but a different holiday season you can still have a lot of fun making these crafts. These projects can also make excellent gifts for your parents.

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