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    Crafts for Kids!

    Hands-on art projects for kids.


    Crafts for Kids!

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    'Shrooms With a View: September is National Mushroom Month! To celebrate, make these fanciful caps you can plant in a garden, flowerpot, or even your lawn.

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    Go Green: For this ephemeral nameplate, take a walk with a purpose, collecting such items as leaves, stems, and twigs. Back home, have your child write his name lightly in pencil on sturdy paper. Glue the natural items over the penciled lines.

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    Tag a Bag: Clip one of these homemade tags to a backpack or lunch box, and there will never be confusion about whose is whose.

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    Get Framed: Try this faux-stained-glass treatment for a bedroom door sign.

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    Spellbound: Kids can personalize a room with initials decorated with yarn scraps and felt.

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    A Parrot's Life for Me: Arrr, ye mateys! This paper-plate bird is the perfect accessory for Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19). An elastic cord keeps him from flying away.

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    Flag It: Washi tape turns plain paper clips into fun bookmarks in a flash.

    Cute Tape Crafts for Kids

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    Make a Cape: These easily customized capes require no sewing and are made with a velcro closure for safety.

    Craft for a Cause: Make Capes for Kids in Need

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    Make a Musical Mallet: Start with a sturdy wooden dowel or chopstick, then add a head using rubber bands, duct tape, a cork, or a ball.

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    Melody Maker: There's music hiding in your recycling bin! Tap empty glass bottles with a stick (or our homemade mallet) until you find six that produce a nice sound. Lay the bottles on a piece of thick foam rubber, leaving an inch of space between them. Trace the outline of each bottle on the foam, then use scissors to cut a furrow in the middle of each outline. Nestle the bottles in the furrows. Play them by tapping them with a mallet.

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    Clever Collages: Give your child an imagination workout with an open-ended activity that blends drawing and cool cutouts.

    Easy Paper Crafts for Your Kids

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    Easy Wire Sculpture: Wire allows children to "draw" in three dimensions. The beads add color and help children follow the lines they've made.

    Meet a Maker: Ana Dziengel

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    Shipshape Sailboats: Our sturdy catamarans are virtually unsinkable, thanks to their pool noodle pontoons.

    Spectacular Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

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    Trunk Show: Dress up a tree or two for your next party with a few vibrant rolls of crepe paper.

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    Cool Shades: Match your lamp shade to your decor, for cheap, with a few rolls of crepe paper.

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    Pencil Pals: Our spiky-haired pencil topper is a welcome homework helper.

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    Have a Ball: Create 3-D textured artwork with balled-up bits of crepe paper.

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    Swish Sticks: These fluttery crepe paper wands call for a backyard parade.

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    Ace Pilot Cap and Goggles: A no-sew cap and goggles create the perfect look for would-be barnstormers.

    Awesome Airplane Birthday Party

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    Teach Math With Fun 3-D Shapes: Sometimes the simplest projects can demonstrate the most profound ideas. Using humble materials to build a 3-D shape, kids can begin to understand how the things around them -- from soccer balls to supermarkets -- are made of forms mathematicians call polyhedra (Greek for "many faces").

    Get Smart: Fun Learning Activities

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    Craft Some Parfait Bouquets: Making these carnation "sundaes" is a great activity for the kids.

    Ice-Cream Social Party

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    Elbowgator: This shirt bites -- but only when your child "chomps" with his arms.

    Creative Ways to Update Kids' Clothes

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    Unbearably Cute Tees: Turn a few iron-on patches into a sweet panda pal with the help of paper-backed fusible web.

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    Playful Puppy: Wearing this adorable top turns an outfit into an "awww"-fit.

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    An Easy-to-Sew Stuffed Pal: This project teaches kids how to make a small pillow -- and leaves them with a new best friend.

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