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  • Playful
    Merrilee Liddiard's book Playful is kid craft fun
    It has taken me a while to get to Merrilee Liddiard’s book, Playful, and I can say that I’m glad I did not pass it by. If you are a crafter of any sort and love your children or grandchildren, this book should be right up your alley...
  • Spanish exhibition headed for D.C. explores crafts inspired by changing economy
    Spanish exhibition headed for D.C. explores crafts inspired by changing economy
    A new exhibition, “Cutting-Edge Spanish Crafts, Innovation and Design,” coming to the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain promises to showcase innovative avant-garde Spanish crafts and their interaction with the design field....
  • 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...
  • Blue Mason jars
    Vintage Mason jar crafts and repurposing mean buyers look to eBay for supplies
    Canning jars, also called Mason jars were a household staple way back in the days when the masses grew their own food and refrigeration hadn’t been invented, or was not an affordable option for food preservation. This process was widely used...
  • Recycled crib
    Upcycle that unused crib with these amazing, must-do ideas
    Cribs. While great for babies, that's definitely not all they're useful for. Cribs come in so many different shapes and styles, they are perfect for building a plethora of unique, upcycled items for your home. If your kids have grown past...
  • 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...