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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...
  • Stone Paperweight Activity for Kids
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    Stone Paperweight
    Stone PaperweightThis paperweight is easy for toddlers to make and a great Christmas gift for someone special. Materials Large, smooth stone Tempera paint Paintbrush Shellac Glitter (optional) Directions Go on a walk with your toddler and look f...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Felt Christmas Doorknob Decoration Activity for Kids
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    Christmas Doorknob Decoration
    Christmas Doorknob DecorationMaterials Red felt Plastic lid for tracing, about 4 inches in diameter Green felt Glue Stickers, glitter, beads, sequins, and so on Directions Cut a 4-inch circle out of red felt. Cut out a 1-inch circle in the middle...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Magnet Holiday Shapes Activity for Kids
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    Magnet Christmas Tree
    Magnet Christmas TreeMaterials Lids from frozen-juice cans or baby-food jars (at least 10) Magnet strips Glue gun Green felt Felt in other bright colors Scissors Directions Cut small circles of colored felt to fit the lids. Use lots of green and ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Holiday Outfits for Toys
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    Animal Dress-Up
    Animal Dress-UpMaterials Stuffed animals or dolls Christmas ribbon, bows, or fabric Directions When decorating your home for the holidays, encourage your child to do some decorating of his own. Dress up your child's favorite dolls or stuffed anim...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • 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 ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Cotton Ball Snowman Activity for Kids
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    Cotton Ball Snowman
    Cotton Ball SnowmanMaterials Cotton balls Clear contact paper Construction paper Scissors Stapler Directions Cut three circles from clear contact paper. The circles should be in three different sizes ranging from a diameter of 1 1/2 - 2 inches to...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book