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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:29:30 +0000

 



Brain Game: A Printable Christmas Word Scramble

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out and play this Christmas word scramble game which can be used at parties with kids and adults, as well as in classrooms and nursing homes.



Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find many fun Christmas decorations craft ideas, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate the holiday season.



100 Quick and Creative Homemade Gift Ideas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Check out these instructions to make 100 easy gifts for a holiday, birthday or any occasion. The materials and steps are simple and kids can help out.



7 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

I’ve rounded up 7 Christmas crafts that kids will really enjoy doing at home this month. Grab those craft supplies and your children and get started on these projects.



Christmas Craft Fun With a Printable Star Pattern

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Download and print out this star pattern you can use as a coloring page or a template, and teach kids about the story of the Christmas star.



Dicover the Meaning of Christmas: Understanding...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Read all about eight popular Christmas symbols and learn about their meanings, including the star, the colors red and green, the fir tree and more.



7 Advent Calendar Ideas for Christmas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Countdown to Christmas with an advent calendar that you handmade with your kids! I've found 7 advent calendars from various blogs that are worth checking out this year.



How to Make a Fleece Tied Blanket

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket in any size using two pieces of fleece tied together.



Goofball Gag Gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Download and print out twelve different gift tags. Each one has a silly verse about one of the twelve days of Christmas with gag gift suggestions.



DIY: Mini Popsicle Stick Snowmen

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Using mini craft sticks, paint and festive craft felt – you and your child can pull this kid friendly craft activity together in no time!



The Quirky 12 Days of Christmas: Ideas for...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas using these fun ideas with quirky homemade ideas for crafts, gifts, food, jewelry and more.



Learn How To Paper Mache

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

You can easily learn how to make paper mache with these instructions. You will find some great paste recipes, step-by-step directions, project ideas, and many helpful hints.



Fun Craft Project Alert! How to Make No-Cook...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This no-cook paper mache paste recipe is a good one to make with kids. It's simple, cheap, quick and non-toxic, and they'll love the gooey texture.



Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift list. Follow these directions for your own gift mixes.



14 Fantastic Tips for Paper Mache Projects

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find many helpful tips before you start on a paper mache project including ideas for base materials, preventing mold, and tearing newspaper.



Check Out These Fun Christmas Party Game Ideas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

If you are trying to find some games for your Christmas party, classroom, or any gathering, check out all of these great ideas.



Christmas Bingo Cards

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how you can make your own Christmas bingo game using these printable game cards.



Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions and learn how to make a variety of paper mache pastes and pulps and also how to paper mache.



Create a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions to create your own personalized wreath using ribbon. This craft is great for kindergarten aged kids and takes about an hour.



9 Easy DIY Thank You Cards

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Get your kids in the gratitude mind set with these 9 Easy DIY Thank You Cards they can make all on their own!



Easy Peasy Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Here is a collection of craft projects the youngest kids in the family can enjoy. Materials include noodles, pine cones, beads, clay and more.



Christmas Baby Mistletoe and Holly Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Angeliina Lawson created this Christmas decoration or tree ornament for her 10-month-old son David's 1st Christmas present for his relatives; and, she was nice enough to share the directions so you can make one too.



Easy Peasy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details and add dimension and protrusions on paper mache projects like animal and monster masks.



6 Simple DIY Holiday Wreaths

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Read through these 6 simple DIY holiday wreath projects and make one to hang on your door!



How to Make a Pretend Camera Using a Box

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This is a fun recycling craft that not only encourages kids to practice their drawing skills but gives them a pretend camera to play with.



Googly Eye Kids Craft Ideas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Googly eyes are such a fun material to use and create with! Since they come in several different sizes, there are many crafty possibilities using googly eyes!



How to Make Ice Cream Snow Cones

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Discover how easy it is to make your own ice cream using some clean snow and a few items you probably already have in your kitchen



24 Rad Ideas for Recycled Christmas Tree...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find directions to make ornaments out of light bulbs, toilet paper rolls, CDs, toilet paper rolls, plastic cups and more, suitable for all ages.



Fun Valentine's Day Craft Ideas and Activities

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find many fun crafts, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate Saint Valentine's Day.



2nd Day of Christmas Free Printable Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the gag gift verse for the 2nd Day of Christmas. Page 2.



How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

You can use many items you have laying around your house for paper mache. Check out this list and start creating!



Here are Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Using these step-by-step directions, tips and advice, discover how easy it is to create amazing paper mache masterpieces and works of art.



Meaning of Christmas Ornaments

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how to make eight different Christmas tree ornaments out of felt.



Try This Fun and Easy Sock Snowman Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how to make a snowman out of a sock, submitted by H. Marie. An easy project with fantastic results!



Max the Dog Ornament

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Using recyclable items, you can make this adorable Christmas tree ornament that looks like the Grinch's dog.



1st Day of Christmas Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the verse for the 1st Day of Christmas.



DIY Decorative Paper Mache Pinata

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache techniques and ideas on how to decorate it with crepe paper, streamers and tissue paper.



Cookie Mix in a Jar

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how to make cookie mix in a jar to give away as a gift this Christmas season.



Free Printable Paper Doll Templates

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Download and print out these paper doll templates, then have fun coloring them in and cutting them out.



Printable Bell Ornament Pattern

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Use this pattern to make Christmas tree ornaments using felt, craft foam, cardboard, and anything else you can think of.



Advent Hand Print Wreath Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

A fun way to count down the days until Christmas. Make this advent wreath using hand prints.



How to Make Your Own Box

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Use a printable square box template to make a paper gift box or decoration. How to print and fold it. You can make it larger or cut it from cardboard.



Cute Craft Ideas Creative Girls will Love

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Have a crafty girl that loves to create art? Browse through this collection of craft projects that little girls may especially enjoy.



How to Make Garden Stepping Stones in 9 Simple...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to make your own garden stepping stones.



Fun Crafts for a Spooktacular Halloween Party

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.



Craft Supply Spotlight: Puffy Paint

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

There are a lot of ways to use puffy paint to make your crafts really pop. Here are 10 ways to get creative with the craft supply puffy paint!



Learn How to Decoupage, Step-by-Step

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.



3rd Day of Christmas Free Printable Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the gag gift verse for the 3rd Day of Christmas. Page 3.



10 Cute Birdie Kids Crafts

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

These 10 bird crafts for kids will help brighten your family’s day! They are all super simple to make using supplies that you might already have around your house.



Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

If you are looking for ideas for crafts to make to sell at fundraisers and bazaars, check out all of these easy projects.



Card Collector Frame Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions to make a frame to display your collectible baseball, pokemon, or other cards from old Cd cases.



Upcycle Old Cards by Making a Greeting Card Box

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how you can easily create small boxes using old greeting cards. This is a great way to use up Christmas cards, birthday cards and more.



How to Make a Craft Foam Stamp

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Melissa shares directions for making your own stamps using a bottle cacp and craft foam.



Make This Easy Hugs Box Craft for Any Special...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

A visitor nicknamed Pathfinder gives instructions for making a fun gift, complete with a printable poem. Learn how to make a hug box.



Shrink It! How to Make Shrink Plastic Crafts...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how you can make your own shrink plastic for crafting along with some fun facts about the original Shrinky Dinks.



The Legend of a Christmas Spider

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Make yourself a beaded Christmas spider ornament and read the legend behind Christmas spider ornaments.



Learn How to Make Your Own Piñata

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make a piñata using items you probably already have around your house.



9 Pine Cone Kids Crafts

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Pinecones are everywhere this time of year. Go to your backyard, a park, or the forest and collect a few pinecones for these kids crafts. These pinecone crafts are super easy, super cute, and super fun! Here are 9 Pine Cone Kids Crafts!



Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.



How to Make a Paper Mache Mask

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This craft tutorial teaches you how to make a paper mache mask using your own face as a mold.



4th Day of Christmas Free Printable Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the gag gift verse for the 4th Day of Christmas. Page 4.



How to Create Perfume Using Essential Oils

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how to make your own perfume from scratch using essential oils as the main ingredients.



How to Make an Advent Calendar

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Discover how you can create your own advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. There are several free patterns to choose from.



How to Make a Stress Ball

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

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Make a Valentine's Day Card in a Few Easy Steps

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Check out this collection of simple suggestions you can use to create a special card for your Valentine. These include using clip art, collage, and paint.



Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions to learn how to make bean bags. This is a great, simple sewing project!



Learn How to Tie-Dye With These Instructions

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic tie-dye techniques, supply lists, and easy projects. Try different techniques and different materials to dye.



Create Cool Envelopes With These Free Templates

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Download and print out free envelope templates with a range of themes, from hearts and polka dots to weddings and bunnies.



Free Printable Christmas Snowman Poop Poem and...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this gift tag and poem to include with the Christmas snowman poop gift.



Fleece Snuggle Blanket With Sleeves

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

If you have seen fleece Snuggies in the stores or on TV and thought it would be nice to own one, follow these directions to make your own.



Maxi-Pad Slippers Gag Gift Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This is a fun gag gift you can make! Follow these free instructions, submitted by Twinrme1, and you can make slippers using maxi-pads.



Nativity Scene Coloring Page

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out and color or decorate this coloring book page featuring a detailed nativity scene.



6 Dr. Seuss Grinch Crafts That You Will Love

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Get Grinchy! Try these fun Christmas crafts and activities related to the Grinch.



Sweet Father's Day Crafts for Kids

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find a variety of crafts and activities you can do in honor of Father's Day.



How to Make Your Own 'Soft and Squishy' Puffy...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Kim Rife explains how to create your own 'soft and squishy' puffy paint that is not only fun to paint with but looks cool once it dries.



5th Day of Christmas Free Printable Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the gag gift verse for the 5th Day of Christmas. Page 5.



Paper Doll Accessories

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

While you are designing fashionable outfits for your paper doll, don't forget to make some matching accessories.



Here's How to Make Christmas Tree Ornaments...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Browse through this collection of different Christmas tree ornaments made out of puzzle pieces for directions on how to make these fun crafts.



15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10 Minutes

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

For fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects which make use of socks, felt, paper, rocks, magnets and more.



12 Days of Christmas Tags

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

12 Days of Christmas Tags



What are the Best Recycled Christmas Crafts for...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Browse through a variety of recycled Christmas crafts for kids and adults to make.



Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.



50 Rough and Tough Craft Ideas for Boys

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are appealing to boys to make things like a spider web, dragon, snake and airplane.



Printable Coupons Make a Special Gift for Loved...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Use these printable templates to create fun coupon books you can give to everyone you know with vouchers for household chores and special treats.



Fun and Free Printable Calendars

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Use these free, printable calendar templates and you can make your own calendars for this year and many others. You can also find creative ways to decorate those calendars.



Fun and Easy Winter Crafts Kids Will Love

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Check out all of these fast and easy crafts and activities all related to winter to try with your family. These include scavenger hunts and mini igloos.



6th Day of Christmas Free Printable Tag

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Print out this free tag featuring the gag gift verse for the 6th Day of Christmas. Page 6.



How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions and learn how to make step stones. Here are basic techniques, a supply list, and even great pictures to help you make your own personalized garden stepping stones.



Find Tons of Homemade Gag Gift Ideas

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Browse through this collection of fun and unique gifts you can make and give for almost any occasion.



Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.



Paper Mache Spider Craft

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Instructions for making a big spider using paper mache' techniques.



Christmas Beaded Safety Pin Patterns

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

These Christmas themed beaded safety pin patterns can be used to make fun jewelry to give and to wear.



How to Make a Fun Fish Using 2 CDs

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Follow these instructions and learn how to make a cute, hanging fish out of old CDs and a few basic craft supplies.



Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water. Learn how to make clay with flour, a perfect way to make it from scratch.



8 Pilgrim Crafts for Thanksgiving

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Get ready to teach your kids all about pilgrims with these 8 pilgrim crafts for Thanksgiving!



What is a Tagboard?

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Definition of the crafting term 'Tagboard' - A lightweight cardboard suitable for making signs and posters. It comes in a variety of...



How to Make an Easy Fleece Hat

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

This easy fleece hat can be made by kids or they make great gifts for your favorite kids.



Glass Ball Snowman

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how to create a cute snowman face using a clear, glass ornament.



How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.



Save Time and Money with These Creative...

2016-12-03T11:29:30Z

If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.