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    New Year's
    New Year's Hats
    New Year's Hats Festive Facts The origins of the celebration of a new year can be traced back to the Egyptians and Babylonians more than 4,000 years ago. Each year in September, the Nile River flooded, enriching the farmland and signaling a new...
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    New Year's
    Trick Toasts
    Trick Toasts You won't get a hangover from these martinis—which are actually martini glass ­candles—but you will get a lot of comments on your creative style. You can make any drinking glass into a gel candle and dye it to match the color o...
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    Jewelry and Clothing
    Artful Party Hats
    Artful Party HatsMaterials Construction paper Crayons, markers, stickers, and other decorative items Tape or stapler Scissors Elastic thread or ribbon Directions Let your child decorate a piece of construction paper with crayons, markers, sticker...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    New Year's
    New Year's Noisemakers
    New Year's Noisemakers Noisemaker Age: All agesTime: An hour or moreType of Activity: Arts and crafts Whether your kids stay up 'til the ball drops, they can take part in the festivities by making these noisy party favors. Materials Needed:Empty...
    Christine Dvornik