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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:25:56 +0000

 



Paging All Kids: How to Make No-Cook Paper Mache

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Fun Crafts for a Spooktacular Halloween Party

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



100 Quick and Creative Homemade Gift Ideas

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Halloween Feel Box Game

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how you can use a box and a variety of gross feeling items to make this fun Halloween or classroom party game.



14 Fantastic Tips for Paper Mache Projects

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Easy Peasy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Learn How To Paper Mache

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.



25 DIY Costumes for a Family Themed Halloween

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Here are 25 costumes I've found around the internet that would be perfect to choose from for a fun family-themed Halloween.



Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Ships Ahoy! Making a Printable Pirate Hat

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Follow these instructions and to construct a creative and easy pirate hat using a template and simple supplies like paper, scissors and glue.



Learn How to Make Your Own Pinata

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Free Paper Doll Templates

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

You can download, print out, and color all of these paper dolls and then have some fun coloring them in and cutting them out.



How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Paper Doll Accessories

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!



50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.



Check Out These Fun Christmas Party Game Ideas

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



How to Make a Fleece Tied Blanket

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.



How to Make a Paper Mache Mask

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Halloween Crafts

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find instructions for making a variety of Halloween crafts. You can create everything from haunted houses to homemade costumes. There are free Halloween crafts that all ages will enjoy.



Paper Mache Spider Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



9 Step-by-Step Instructions to Basic Tie-Dye

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic directions and tips to help you make your own tie-dyed item. Page 3.



Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find instructions for making a large selection of costumes. Some of these costume ideas are fast and simple, some are a little more complex, but all of them are unique and inspiring!



Witch's Brew Treat Recipe

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

A little bit of tasty, Halloween fun! This is a Halloween snack mix recipe my son's class made for a classroom treat.



How to Make a Craft Foam Stamp

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Create a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Make a Valentine's Day Card in 10 Easy Steps

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Check out this collection of simple suggestions you can use to create a special card for your Valentine.



How to Make a Stress Ball

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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How to Make Your Own Box

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



10 Impressive Dinosaur Crafts

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Dinosaurs are interesting, educational, exciting, and tons of fun to use for craft time with your kiddos. All of these crafts use simple supplies and don't take more than an afternoon to whip up together with your little ones.



Christmas Craft Fun With a Printable Star Pattern

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Create Petrifying Props

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Check out these creative ideas. Get free directions for many of the haunted house props we have made over the years.



Pirate Eye Patch Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.



How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10 Minutes

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Learn How to Decoupage

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Crack-Free Stepping Stones: Tips for Using...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these helpful tips before you buy concrete for creative ideas and ways to save.



Craft Supply Spotlight: Puffy Paint

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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!



Sharing the Wonder of the World: Making a Paper...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques. It's a great way to teach kids about the geography of the world while crafting.



Max the Dog Ornament

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Brain Game: A Printable Christmas Word Scramble

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



How to Make a Stuffed Dummy

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Make your own scarecrows and dummy to use as Halloween Decorations and Haunted House Props.



52 Free Crafts for Elementary School Kids

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children using materials like foam, socks, leaves and more.



DIY: Paper Plate Apple Craft for Kids

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

What says fall more than a fun paper plate apple craft? We love fall and we are anxiously awaiting it to begin as summer wraps up.



Save Time and Money with These Creative...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Personalized Paper Dolls

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

This craft is featured in chapter 12 of the About.com Guide to Family Crafts book. Page 9.



Graduation Coloring Pages

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Print out these free graduation related color pages and create your own special coloring book!



How to Make a CD Fish Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Funny Epitaphs for Your Tombstone Crafts

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Whether you make cardboard tombstones, wooden tombstones, or styrofoam tombstones, you will surely want to include a creative and funny epitaph. No tombstone would be complete without some sort of sentiment, no matter how funny or creative it is!



How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find directions for making a variety of baby shower supplies and games all with a Dr. Seuss theme.



Fall Crafts and Activities

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Explore a large selection of fun projects you can do to celebrate autumn.



50 Rough and Tough Craft Ideas for Boys

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



Make Your Party a Smash With a DIY Paper Bag...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

These free directions show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag using simple materials like tissue paper and glue rather than paper mache.



Card Collector Frame Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Browse through this collection of crafts that are perfect for the youngest kids in the family.



How to Make Your Own Stepping Stones

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Here are some tips that will help you choose a mold for your homemade stepping stones.



Printable Rainbow Template for Kids Who Love to...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Print out and color this picture of a Rainbow and discuss fun facts about rainbows with kids as they color.



Save Money with These Free Graduation Craft and...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

What better way to celebrate a graduation than making these special crafts for parties, gifts, and decorations.



Make Your Own Paper Lantern with This Easy...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

This paper lantern is easy to make and can be embellished to match any decor or to suit any occassion.



Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



What Exactly Is Paper Mache Paste, and What Is...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Paste' - a liquid adhesive usually made using flour and water...



How to Press and Dry Your Flowers

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how to save your colorful flowers by drying or pressing them. Great for crafts, decorations, and gifts!



What is a Tagboard?

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Check Box Camera Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

This is a fun recycling craft that not only encourages kids to practice their drawing skills, but also gives them a finish product they can play with long after the crafting is done.



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

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Your Kids Will Love These Printable Alphabet...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Print and color alphabet pictures, and use them to make a collage, coloring book, or other creative projects.



5 Purple Projects to Make with Kids

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Kids will love these purple projects that they can create on their own! Here are 5 purple projects to make with kids!



How to Make Prints Using an Apple

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Try your hand at printmaking by making these nice prints using apples.



Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.



Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift giving list!



9 Easy Steps to Create a Dr. Seuss Diaper Cake

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

A step-by-step tutorial with instructions on how to make a diaper cake you can use as a baby shower decoration or gift.



Try This Fun and Easy Sock Snowman Craft

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



30+ Crafts Your Teen is Gonna Love!

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Some teens may claim they don't like crafting, but I bet some of these projects will motive them to get creative.



Molds for Stepping Stones

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.



How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Halloween Bingo Game Cards

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Use these free templates to print out and create Halloween bingo game cards.



Fun and Free Printable Calendars

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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.



A Cute and Quirky Flower Pot DIY for Your Garden

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Follow these simple instructions to make a flower pot man for your garden using simple materials like clay pots, paint, glue and sealer.



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

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Celebrate Special Days With These Calendars

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Use this holiday calendar to find creative ideas to help you celebrate many usual and unusual holidays for every month of the year.



Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.



Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.



DIY: Mini Popsicle Stick Spiders

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

No need to be SCARED of these Mini Popsicle Stick Spiders!



Create a Strong, Durable Resin Paper Mache...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

This paper mache paste dries to a very hard finish to make your finished projects more durable.



Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Download and print out this free envelope template.



Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Own...

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how to make garden stepping stones. Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your stepping stones.



Make Any Collage in 4 Easy Steps

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Learn how easy it is to make a collage and explore several inspirational collage projects you can create yourself.



Mosaic Supplies and Tools

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

No matter how fancy or simple you want your mosaic to be, there are four main supplies you need; Base, Tessarae, Adhesive and Grout.



Pumpkin Coloring Book Page

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

You can print out and color this picture of a pumpkin.



Craft Idea: Turn CDs into Cute Animals

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies.



This Craft Will Let Kids Catch Their Dreams

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Guide your children in creating their very own dream catcher with this easy dream catcher craft activity.



Personal and Printable Birthday Party Invitations

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out as well as printable party supplies.



Pumpkin Carving Patterns

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Here is a collection of free pumpkin carving patterns you can download and use to make your own jack-o-lanterns. If you prefer, you can use them as a pattern to paint a pumpkin instead of carving one.



Sweet Father's Day Crafts for Kids

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

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



Stepping Stone Embellishment Tips

2016-09-24T11:25:56Z

Browse through this collection of tips and ideas to help you decorate your homemade stepping stones.