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All That Glitters

What you need: • Blue construction paper • Dark crayon or marker • Scissors • Gold glitter • Bottle of clear-drying glue   What you do: 1. Fold a piece of blue construction paper in half lengthwise. 2. Using a…

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Gifts that Rock!

Whether you start with a stone and finish with a paperweight, or go a more practical direction and work with soap, you’re sure to have a unique felted treasure perfect for giving.   What you need: • Bar of soap…

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Easy, Chunky Guacamole

Don't fear the fruit! Avocados provide nearly twenty essential vitamins and nutrients, including potassium and fiber. Plus, anyone who’s ever been to Moe’s knows: Guacamole is just plain fun to say! What you need: • 2 large avocados, halved •…

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Tell Your Story

Hundreds of years ago, the Native Americans of the Plains recorded their memories and told stories by painting scenes on the hides of the buffalo – the animal on which they depended. Use this creative technique to chronicle your own…

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Festival Light String

Create your own strand of party lights using recycled plastic bottles and the work of designer and businessman, Louis Comfort Tiffany, as inspiration.   What you need: Cylindrical plastic bottles of any size and color Scissors or mat knife Permanent…

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Fall Frame-Up

The fun starts with a nature walk to gather supplies. Then move the creativity inside, where kids create classic autumn artwork.   What you need: Crayons Lightweight paper – thin works best School glue, glue stick or tape Leaves –…

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Duct Tape Wallet

What you need: Non-porous work surface Ruler Duct tape (two colors) Scissors What you do: 1. Working on a non-porous surface (glass, marble, hard plastic), begin layering duct tape sticky side down in 8½ inch long strips to create a…

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Writing is Fun!

With supplies from around the house and their imaginations, your kids can craft these fun pencil toppers and get ready to head back to school! What you need: Paper towel or toilet paper tube, or other cardboard material Construction paper…

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Patriotic Portraiture

What you need: Recycled cardboard Crayons Scissors Brown construction paper or brown paper bag Glue Yarn or string Aluminum foil   What you do: Frame: 1. Cut two 9 x12 inch cardboard rectangles. Draw a border one inch inside on…

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Words Work!

Why is it important to reach out to our global neighbors? We asked that question in our Words Work Essay Contest, and gave parents a chance to get their kids talking about the importance of humanitarian aid. Whether it’s at…

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