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  • What to do on a snow day with your family
    What to do on a snow day with your family
    If the weather outside looks frightful, then there’s a chance your child might be home from school. What’s a parent to do? If you will all be home together on a snow day, then check out these tips for a fun and relaxed day at home.Help...
  • Lindsay Obermeyer, beadwork
    Art featuring 'beads' at Reston Arts Center
    You have to give it to the Greater Reston Arts Center folks for coming up with ideas that bring focus to a theme. Now, at the start of the new year, direct your attention not to the paint, canvas, or pottery, but to the little beads that are used...
  • New Year's Eve noisemakers
    How to make noisemakers for New Years Eve
    New Years Eve is swiftly approaching, we're all preparing for the transition to a new year. In New York City we celebrate New Years in a big way. With parties going on and celebrating in places like Times Square, having a tool or instrument to...
  • Newfound Area Weekend Events
    Newfound area events and things to do December 5th & 6th
    There are plenty of fun things to do and events to attend in the Newfound Region of New Hampshire during all four seasons. From live music to road races, craft shows to birthday parties for turtles, there is always something fun going on in this...
  • Shoe rubbing monster
    Shoe rubbings: monsters lesson plan
    Today December 4th is Wear Brown Shoes Day. On this day every year people celebrate by wearing brown shoes. This fun day can be a great lead into many interesting activities that both you, your students, or your children will enjoy. This lesson...
  • santa for the season
    TP crafts: three holiday decorations using stuff around the house
    I don't know about you, but my favorite Christmas ornaments and decorations are the ones made from cut-up magazines and empty paper towel rolls, glued on macaroni, and spray painted pine cones. They might seem silly at the time, but a few...
  • Scrapbook Layout Paper Piecing Kids
    How to Create Kid Face Paper Piecings for Scrapbook Layouts
    Do you have a cute kid? Now, you can create adorably cute kid faces for scrapbook layouts to match your little ones. To do so, supplies needed include:- Natural colored scrapbook paper- Paper punch- Flower shaped paper punch- Cloud punch- Bow...
  • Fashion diva
    Accessorize for less the crafty way
    The need to accessorize goes way back. People across cultures use different methods to make themselves stand out or look appealing.Those of us in the United States do the same thing. Accessorizing can be expensive though, if you aren't crafty...
  • 3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Day crafts for the whole family
    3 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Day crafts for the whole family
    Decorate your table, show your gratitude, and allow everyone to express themselves with these easy to follow Thanksgiving craft ideas and instructions. Great for friends, family, guest and children to do before and during your holiday.Many...
  • 3 simple papier-mache recipes
    3 simple papier-mache recipes to try
    Papier-mache offers creative paper-craft fun for everyone.Papier-mache is a medium employed in certain art and craft projects, using shredded paper and glue or paste to form sculptured shapes. In French, the word papier-mache actually means "...
  • Finger Puppet Man
    Creating finger puppets and storytellers
    Imagination is key to success some might say, as it allows the mind to wander, invent and create. For this activity,encourage your children to explore thier imagination as they come up with different finger puppet characters from basic craft...
  • Explore the daily lives of early American pioneers at Robert E. Lee Park
    Explore the daily lives of early American pioneers at Robert E. Lee Park
    Thanksgiving is almost here when we will see family and friends, feasting on turkey with all the trimmings. The holiday reminds us of the early American pioneers, such as thePilgrims. What were their daily lives like? How did they work and play?...
  • Spaghetti Skeleton
    Muscles and bones with skin all around for kids
    Now that Halloween is swiftly approaching, everyone who celebrates the holiday is decorating and deciding on what costumes they will wear for the day. Skeletons and bones themes are prevalent throughout this Halloween season. Many children are...
  • Easy & Inexpensive Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes
    Easy & Inexpensive Do It Yourself Halloween Costumes
    I do not sew. Yet, I love arts and crafts. I can make almost any costume my children ask for with a few safety pins and a lot of hot glue. As my children are getting older, my teenage daughter and I hand craft costumes to sell on eBay. Visit our...
  • Spooky lady
    You can make a black widow spider, with a web, using chenille stems
    Halloween is the time to tell scary stories. Some tales are true while others are legends. The female black widow spider, a creepy crawly creature, creates a web and kills the black male widow spider after mating. Then it wraps the male widow...