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    Lacy Balls
    Lacy Balls Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 1 hour Materials: Plastic bowl 1/3 cup white craft glue 2/3 cup liquid laundry starch Lengths of yarn 1 to 7 inches long White craft glue Small inflated ba...
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    Handprint Wreath
    Handprint Wreath Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 25 minutes Materials: Paper plate Scissors Green and red construction paper Pencil White craft glue This is a personalized holiday decoration. You ma...
  • 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
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    15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas is coming up! Are you still missing a few stocking stuffers? Maybe the kids need something to do while you're prepping the house for family? Check out these 15 holiday crafts to keep your kids entertained and creative! ...
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    Hanging Lids
    Hanging Lids Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Lids from frozen juice cans Hole punch Pieces of yarn Glitter, sequins, stickers, tinsel White craft glue This is a simple way to c...
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    Mini Holiday Box
    Print out, color, and cut out this box pattern to make a fun mini holiday box. ...
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    Pipe Cleaner Tree
    Pipe Cleaner TreeMaterials:Pipe cleanersSmall bellsRibbonDirections:Select one pipe cleaner to form the trunk of your tree, and then twist five or more green pipe cleaners (depending on how large a tree you'd like to make) at evenly spaced points...
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    Sugar Ornaments
    Sugar OrnamentsMaterials:½ cup sugar1 Tablespoon glitter2 teaspoon waterYarn or ribbonDirections:Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Press the mixture into Christmas-shaped cookie cutters. Poke a hole in the top with a drinking staw or a...
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    Beaded Snowflakes
    Beaded SnowflakesMaterials:'Tinsel stems' or sparkly pipe cleaners Assortment of Beads (with a hole large enough to put a pipe cleaner through.Nylon fishline, slim silver elastic cording, or narrow ribbon Directions:Tinsel stems are generally 12 ...
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    Yarn Sheep Ornament
    Yarn Sheep OrnamentMaterials:Yarn (white or black)Felt (white or black)RibbonSmall bellsGlueScissorsA large eye, heavy guage needle   Directions:Wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard or the fingers on your hand, about 60 times. Tie the center ...
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    Bottle Nipple Rudolph
    Bottle Nipple RudolphMaterials:1 bottle nippleRed fingernail polishWhite-outBlack permanent pen1 silver or gold metalic pipe cleaner1 strand of gold string to hang ornament Directions:Wrap metalic pipe cleaner around wide part of nipple. Paint t...
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    Papier-Mache Ball Ornaments
    Papier-Mâché Ball OrnamentsMaterials:Newspaper cut or torn into 1 inch wide stripsSmall balloons, like water balloonsWhite flourWaterPlatic tubs or large old bowlTempera paintsYarnGlitterWhite school gluePaintbrushesDirections:Cover work area w...
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    Wreath Ornament
    Wreath OrnamentMaterials:Brass ring or 3 pipe cleanersGreen and red scraps of clothOrnament hangerDirections:Cut scraps into about 3x1 inch strips. If you are using pipe cleaners, twist 3 of them together and then shape into a circle, with a diam...
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    Angel Ornament
    Angel OrnamentMaterials:Jumbo craft stick2-4" paper doiliesWhite felt or paperThin red ribbonMini star garlandChild's face cut out of photoRibbon or string to hang ornamentDirections:Glue child's face to front of craft stick. Fold both doilies in...
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    Cotton Ball Holiday Cards
    Cotton Ball Holiday CardsMaterials Needed:Construction paperGlueCotton ballsFelt or fabric scraps (optional)Crayons or markersScissorsInstructions:Decide what scene you want to create with the cotton balls. You might try a fluffy snowman, a fuzzy...
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    Bead Ornaments
    Bead OrnamentsMaterialsbeads (red, green & white) pipe cleaners DirectionsString the beads onto the pipe cleaner. You can make a variety of designs. For a candy cane, alternate red and white and bend the top of the pipe cleaner into a candy cane ...
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    Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments
    Cinnamon Cut-Out Ornaments These cinnamon creations not only look nice, but they also smell great! Bring the heavenly aroma of baking cookies to your home by making these decorative cinnamon ornaments. Holiday Hassles Cinnamon cut-outs take tim...
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    Homemade Snow Globe
    Homemade Snow Globe Why pay big bucks for a snow globe when you and your kids can design your own for pennies? It's simple to transform a plain glass jar into a winter wonderland scene created to your specifications. You might want to make sever...
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    Santa's Scene
    Santa's Scene Seasonal Sense You can find snow texture paint in a craft store. It's usually packaged in a small jar and can be applied to a craft with a paintbrush, sponge, or spatula. This stucco-effect paint is perfect for winter projects that...