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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 next week! 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! ...
  • 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
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    15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas is next week! 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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    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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    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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    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...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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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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    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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    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...
  • Cinnamon Stick Drawing Activity for Kids
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    Cinnamon Drawing
    Cinnamon DrawingMaterials Sandpaper Scissors Cinnamon sticks Directions Cut the sandpaper into a holiday shape such as a star, Christmas tree, or gingerbread man. Show your child how to rub the cinnamon stick on the sandpaper to make both a nice ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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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...