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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...
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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
  • Christmas Noisemaker Activity for Kids
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    Christmas Noisemaker
    Christmas NoisemakerMaterials Empty frozen-juice container with metal lid Glue gun or tape Popped popcorn Uncooked white beans Directions Put uncooked beans and popped popcorn into a clean, dry frozen-juice container. Place the metal lid on top a...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • 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