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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

Binoculars craft encourages exploration

Imagination-Binoculars

Through a child’s eyes, the world is an amazing place! Encourage your little one’s imagination by constructing a fun set of play binoculars. To make this binoculars craft: Tape together two toilet paper rolls side by side. Cut a strip of paper approximately 3×11 inches wide. Let your child decorate the paper as desired with […]

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Back-to-school craft: Star ruler wreath

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With summer winding down and kids heading back to school, it’s the perfect time for a quick craft project. This simple star ruler wreath will look great on a mantel or hanging on the front door. All you need is five wooden rulers and glue. With adult supervision, use hot glue—it dries the quickest. (Wood […]

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Summer craft: Dive sticks that glow

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Summer nights in the pool are a highlight of childhood in Arizona. This simple, kid-friendly craft will add a bit of magic to those twilight swims. All you need is a few plastic water bottles, glow sticks and pebbles. • Add five or six pebbles to the water bottle to help it sink. • Snap […]

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“Best Dad” Award

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For Father’s Day, award Dad with this paper plate ribbon. To make it look official, paint the back sides of two small paper plates gold. While the plates are drying, download the free printable template from PagingSupermom.com (or use colored paper). Cut out four ribbons and a circle. Our template includes a “No. 1” medallion […]

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Brilliant Blooms

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Colorful blooms are a hallmark of spring. This fun craft can be freshly picked from supplies found around the house, including paper plates, tissue paper and colored paper. Cut the tissue paper into one-inch squares. Glue the squares all over the back of a paper plate. Cut eight one-inch strips from the short side of […]

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Plant an egg carton

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With some adult supervision, a little garden is a lot of fun for kids to plant and maintain. Now is a great time to plant cucumber seedlings that will produce fruit in early summer. Cucumbers don’t like their roots disturbed, so start seedlings inside eggshells that can be planted directly into the soil. The nutrients […]

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Make a rainbow!

Rainbow-Craft

Lure your little leprechauns with this colorful craft that is sure to end in gold. Cut strips one inch wide from the long side of the paper, making one for each color. Stack the strips in rainbow order, with red on top. Leave the red strip full length, then trim each strip one inch shorter […]

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Real Valentine Craft: Heart Art

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Fingerprints and smudges all over the windows, kitchen table and bathroom are a regular part of family life. Preserve your little one’s fingerprints in a Valentine craft you will always treasure. Let the child fingerpaint a picture while an adult cuts a heart out of the center of a piece of white cardstock. After the […]

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Frost-free Snowman

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Here is the kind of snowman that Arizona children can enjoy making—no mittens required! Raid your kitchen cupboards for paper plates. Use craft paint or marker to add two small eyes. Make a nose and scarf using items found around the house, or the orange craft foam nose and green felt scarf shown here. If […]

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Doves of peace

Peace dove craft at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Make a symbol of peace with this week’s craft (Dec. 24-29) at The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: 5 and above. Materials: 5” X 6” cardboard squares 5” X 6” white or colored cardstock or Xerox paper 4” X 6” white paper Scissors Pencils Markers Instructions: Parents, you […]

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