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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...
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
  • Glitter Box Activity for Kids
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    Toddler Activity: Glitter Shapes
    Toddler Activity: Glitter ShapesMaterials Construction paper Scissors Glue stick Glitter or confetti Small shoebox with lid Rubber bands Directions Cut shapes out of construction paper. Use basic geometric shapes such as circles, squares, triangl...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Glitter Christmas Ornament for Kids
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    Glitter Balls
    Glitter BallsMaterials Styrofoam balls in various sizes Glue Glitter Small shallow dish ThreadDirections Pour glitter into a shallow dish. Spread glue evenly over a Styrofoam ball, then roll it in glitter. Allow the ball to dry, then attach a thr...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Egg Carton Christmas Bell Activity for Kids
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    Christmas Bells
    Christmas BellsMaterials Egg carton Scissors Yarn, string, or ribbon Jingle bells Glue (optional) Glitter (optional) Paint (optional) Aluminum foil (optional)Directions Cut an egg carton into individual sections; paint, decorate with glitter, or ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Colorful Snowflake Activity for Kids
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    Dip and Dye Snowflakes
    Dip and Dye SnowflakesMaterials Cone or square-shaped coffee filters (or paper towels cut in circles or squares) Scissors Small bowls of dye (diluted food coloring or strong tempera paint)Directions Fold coffee filters or paper-towel circles or s...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Christmas Dough Ornaments Activity for Kids
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    Christmas Dough Ornaments
    Christmas Dough OrnamentsDirections Make a batch of dough ornaments. Glue magnets to the backs for Christmas refrigerator decorations, hang from your Christmas tree as ornaments, give as Christmas gifts, or use as a finishing touch on wrapped gif...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    Strawberry Ornament
    Strawberry OrnamentMaterials Large whole walnuts in the shell Green felt 4 inches thin gold cord or ribbon Paintbrushes Red and black acrylic paint Glue gun Scissors Magnet (optional) Ruler Directions Have your child paint a walnut red. When t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book