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Friday, April 18, 2014

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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!

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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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Holiday wreaths

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Decorate for the holidays with this week’s craft (Dec. 17-22) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares directions so you can continue the fun at home. Ages: 5 (with assistance) and older Materials: 9” X 12” piece of green construction paper 4” X 4” piece of red construction paper Multi-colored […]

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Stained glass holiday ornaments

A festive "stained glass" ornament craft.

Deck the halls with beautiful ornaments this week (Dec. 10-15) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Assistant Art Studio Manager Beth Jenkins shares directions so you can continue the fun at home. Ages: preschool with assistance and older Materials: 4” x 4” colored card stock paper 3-inch cardboard patterns in the shapes of circles, squares […]

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Gingerbread personalities

Gingerbread craft from the Children's Museum of Phoenix

Make a gingerbread friend to share the holidays with this week (Dec. 3-8) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool (with assistance) and above. Materials: 6” X 9” brown construction paper Cardboard pattern for gingerbread person Yarn cut in short lengths Paper scraps Miniature pom-poms Rick-rack Glitter […]

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Friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelet craft from the Children's Museum of Phoenix

Learn how to make a friendship bracelet with this week’s craft (Nov. 26-Dec. 1) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool and above. Materials: Colored and clear plastic drinking straws cut into approximately 1” segments Colored pipe cleaners “Others” poem (follows) Instructions: Read the poem “Others.” Discuss […]

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Scarecrows

Scarecrow craft from Phoenix Children's Museum

Make a fun scarecrow decoration with this week’s craft (Nov. 12-17) at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions. Ages: preschool and above. Materials: 6” X 9” piece of construction paper Straw or dried grass Popsicle sticks White glue Markers Wrapping paper scraps Foam shapes Instructions: Choose a sheet of […]

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