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Pom Pom Hungry Caterpillar How-to

Pom Pom Hungry Caterpillar Pom Pom Hungry Caterpillar How to
This cute creature is super easy to make. Kids will love choosing colorful pompoms and creating this fun, springtime craft.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 6 and Up *Younger ages need assistance

Things you’ll need:
Pom poms

Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Googly Eyes
Pipe cleaners
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is assembling the body of the caterpillar. Let the kids pick out their four favorite colors and help them use the hot glue gun to attach them.
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2. Next, use the hot glue gun to attach two wiggle eyes to the head of the caterpillar.
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3. The last step is adding antennas. Cut a 2-inch piece of pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Use hot glue to attach the bottom of the antenna to the head of the caterpillar. Trim any extra pipe cleaner.
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Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial

Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial Sporty Snack Favor Cone Tutorial
Need a quick and fun snack to bring to your child’s sporting event? This tutorial shows you how to create a sporty snack cone in minutes that you can decorate and fill with snacks to hand out after practice or a big game. The whole team is sure to love this!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: all ages

Things you’ll need:
Primary Color Washi Tapes
Craft Foam Sports Stickers
Wedding Paper Petal Cones

Things to do:
1. The cones were originally intended for flower petal tossing at weddings, so carefully remove the white ribbon bow and petals from the cone. Now you should have a plain, basic white cone ready to decorate.
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2. Remove the paper from the back of the foam stickers and apply to the cone by pressing firmly.
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3. Add washi tape to create team stripes around the cone.
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4. When you are done decorating, fill the sporty cones with your favorite snack! I love adding popcorn, peanuts, or goldfish!

DIY Days-of-the-Week Doll Hangers

Day of the Week Doll Hangers DIY Days of the Week Doll Hangers
This simple project will show you how to create a customized, day of the week hanger set for dolls. The little girl in your life will have hours of fun playing with this adorable addition to her dolls wardrobe.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Set of wooden hangers
Pencil
Wood-Burning tool
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use a pencil to write out a day of the week on each hanger. I’ve found that it works best if you write in all capital letters, because they’re easier to burn onto the wood.
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2. Trace over the letters with a wood-burning tool. The smallest tip works best for this project.
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3. Tie a bow around the metal hanger for a nice, finishing touch.
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How To Make A Felt Bow

How To Make A Felt Bow How To Make A Felt Bow
Felt has many lovely qualities, you can make so many wonderful things out of it, but tying a traditional bow does not work out well with felt, so here is a simple way to make perfect bows from felt every time! Scale these up or down to make larger or smaller bows.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Felt
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Template

Things to do:
1. Cut out the three pieces of felt according to the template.
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2. Fold the ends of the largest piece in and glue them in place.
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3. Wrap the smallest piece around the join in the last step and glue in place on the backside.
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4. Attach the “ribbon” to the back side with a drop of glue to finish.
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Fairy Gardens in a Jar

Fairy Gardens in a Jar Fairy Gardens in a Jar
While I love fairy gardens of all shapes, sizes and types, there’s a special place in my heart for things that are very, very small. So these little fairy gardens in a jar are perfect, both for my love of small things and for the fact that space can be a little tight around here. Look for jars with a fat base and sorter sides to get the biggest bang for your buck!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Jars
Moss sheet
Scissors
Mushrooms, plants or other bits to fill the little garden
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Thing to do:
1. Using your scissors, cut a section of the moss sheet to be just slightly bigger than the inside bottom of the jar.
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2. Fit the moss into the jar, trimming as needed. You want the moss to fit snugly into the jar.
3. With small dots of hot glue, add little plants, stepping stones and other decorations to the moss, completing the jars.
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Grid Painting with Watercolors

Grid Painting with Watercolors Grid Painting with Watercolors
I’m not really much of an artist, but I do occasionally like to paint and my children LOVE it when we get out the watercolors and go to town. This grid painting project is perfect for people, young and old, who like to paint but don’t have the skills or desire to embark on something more detailed and complicated. The finished product is fun, funky and shows off wild colors well, and it’s practically fool proof!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Watercolor paper
Watercolor paints
Paintbrushes
Masking tape

Things to do:
1. Tape off your paper into a grid using your masking tape. Make sure you press down the edges well so that the paint doesn’t seep underneath.
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2. Once your paper is gridded off, start painting the squares all different shades and colors.
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3. Allow the paint to dry before carefully peeling off the paint to reveal the piece.

DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs

DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs DIY Globe Inspired Easter Eggs
You really can have the whole world in your hands with this Easter craft. It looks difficult, but you will find it’s pretty simple and requires only a few materials to create this wood egg Easter globe. I have given many as gifts and have even personalized them further by adding a heart to specific locations (such as on a favorite city, vacation spot, or home town).

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hr
Age range: 10 and up, depending on painting skills

Things you’ll need:
Pencil
Small paint brushes
Flat Bottom Unfinished Wooden Eggs
Caribbean Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Leaf Green Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Folk Art Matte Acrylic Sealer (glossy works also if you prefer a shiny look

Things to do:
1. Trace world map on to the wood egg. I had a world map handy as reference while drawing. You can make this map as general or precise as you desire. The egg globe will look great either way.
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2. Use a very small paintbrush to paint the countries green. Allow 20 minutes to dry.
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3. Use a slightly larger paint brush to fill in the water areas with blue, including the bottom of the egg. Allow 20 minutes to completely dry.
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4. Touch up any areas that might need a second coat of paint. Let dry overnight.
5. In a well ventilated area, place your egg on newspaper and spray acrylic sealer to the egg. This will protect and seal your paint.
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DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag

DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag DIY Easter Chick Treat Bag
This spring chick is easy to make and simply adorable! Children will love receiving this themed treat bag. Make several of them and display them at your next party or put them in your children’s Easter baskets to add a personal touch.

Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Clear treat bag
Yellow craft foam sheet
2″ Yellow Pompoms
Hot Glue Gun
Tape
Candy
Orange Felt
Googly eyes
Ribbon
Scissors

Things to do:
1. The first step is making a pattern for the base of the project. This heart shape is sturdy enough to hold up your treat bag, and it looks adorable! I’ve found that the easiest way to make this pattern is to cut a square that is 2 ¾ inches, fold it in half and cut a half heart shape out. For the wings, cut a 2″ by ¾” half circle.
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2. Trace your patterns onto a piece of yellow foam and cut them out.
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3. Fill a plastic bag with an assortment of candy. Fill the bag until it reaches your desired height. Fold the top of the bag over and tape it down so the zipper doesn’t show on the sides.
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4. Use a hot glue gun to attach the candy-filled bag to the heart base.
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5. The next step is creating the head of the chick. Put a little hot glue at the tip of the beak and attach it to the pompom. Hot glue wiggly eyes to the pompom. Once you’ve added the facial features, simply attach the head to the treat bag using hot glue.
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6. Hot glue the wings to the side of the chick.
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7. To finish the project, tie a bow out of ribbon and hot glue it the front of the chick and enjoy!
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DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs

DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs
These decorative eggs are so easy to make and look adorable on display. Have fun experimenting with a variety of patterned paper, creating a collection of festive decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Paper
Mod Podge
Wax Paper
Scissors
Styrofoam eggs
Hemp twine or rick rack ribbon
Paintbrush

Things to do:
1. Cut strips of paper to decorate the egg with. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen to use music paper. Measure the size of the egg to determine how long to cut the strips of paper. My foam eggs are 3 ½”.
2. Use a paintbrush and cover the surface of the egg with Mod Podge.
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3. Lay the strip of paper onto the Mod Podge covered egg and apply a second layer of Mod Podge over the top to secure it.
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4. Continue this process until the entire surface of the egg is covered.
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5. Allow the egg to dry and then apply a second layer of Mod Podge over the surface of the egg. This will add shine and secure the paper.
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6. Once you’re happy with the look, tie a piece of hemp cord or ribbon around the outside of the egg and display it in an Easter basket.
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DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs

DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs DIY Sparkling Easter Eggs
These sparkling Easter eggs will have everyone wondering how you made them! This craft is so easy and creates a wonderful finished product, making it a great DIY to try with your kids.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 10 Minutes
Age range: 5 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wax Paper
Cake Cooling Rack
Epsom Salts
Plastic Eggs
Mod Podge
Paint Brush

Things to do:
1. Cover a plastic egg with a layer of Mod Podge. Be sure to cover the entire surface.
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2. Once you have a thick layer of Mod Podge, cover the egg with Epsom salts. I’ve found that the best way is to pour a pile of Epsom salts onto a piece of wax paper and roll the egg around in it.
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3. Allow the egg to dry completely before displaying it. Place is on a cooling rack for a few hours to ensure it’s totally dried. Make several sparkle eggs in different colors to create a beautiful and festive display.

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