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Fun and easy bird feeder craft for kids

Cheerio-Feeder, Paging Super Mom

This mess-free bird feeder craft is easy to make with the kids. Thread cereal Os onto pipe cleaners. Bend the pipe cleaners into a circle and twist the ends together. For a more finished look, tuck the ends back into the cereal. Make as many cereal hoops as desired and connect them to make a […]

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Tweet! A paper plate bird craft for kids


Meleyna’s cranes aren’t the only paper birds we’re tweeting about this month. Check out Mandy Bopp’s simple, springtime activity. This paper plate bird craft is great for even your littlest birdwatchers. Bopp, of Phoenix, is the mother of Andrew, 7, Jacob, 5, and Grace, 2. A professional musician by trade, she describes herself as a […]

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Easter craft – Bunny masks!

Real Crafts, Bunny masks, Paging Super Mom

Here’s an Easter craft that will have the kids hopping! These easy bunny masks are quick and fun to make. Center three white pipe cleaners at the top of a tongue depressor or Popsicle stick. Then wrap around once and twist all the ends together like a twist tie. Bend three ends out each side […]

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St. Patrick’s Day craft – Lucky pennies


Make a lucky charm for St. Patrick’s Day using these tricks to make pennies shine: Mix ½ cup vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt in a non-metal bowl. Stir until the salt dissolves. Place eight to 10 pennies in the solution for about 30 seconds. Remove, rinse and dry. Getting those pennies to shine is not […]

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Homemade strawberry milk


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this special treat. Healthy, homemade strawberry milk is easy to whip up in a blender with 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen), 1½ cups milk, ½ cup vanilla yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey (optional). Add a Cupid’s arrow straw to make it extra sweet. Cut a one-inch-wide strip of white paper. […]

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Tin can craft is a wrap!


If being better organized is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then these fuzzy, catch-all cans might come in handy as pretty organizers. All you need is a clean can, yarn and glue. Prepare the can by removing the label and cleaning inside and out, ensuring there are no sharp edges. Begin decorating by […]

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Holiday craft: Magic string ornaments


These oversized ornaments are easy and fun to make with your kids, who will be impressed by how they keep their ball shape. To make this holiday craft: Cut a strand of yarn approximately 10 yards long and soak in liquid starch. (This is the same store-bought starch called for in the October slime recipe, […]

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Turn recycled cans into harvest drums


Little ones will enjoy keeping a beat on these tribe-inspired drums. Made from balloons and recycled cans, they’re a perfect centerpiece for the kids table at a Thanksgiving feast. • Gather and clean open cans in various sizes. • Cut and discard the skinny neck off a balloon and stretch the larger piece over the […]

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Spooky Slime for Halloween

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If your children don’t mind getting their hands dirty, work together to create this delightfully disgusting slime. Empty a four-ounce bottle of school glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water, shake and pour out into the bowl. Color the slime by mixing in two tablespoons of acrylic craft paint or eight […]

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Binoculars craft encourages exploration


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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