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Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial

Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial Felt and Pinecone Owl Tutorial
This cute woodland creature will enchant your children. Cut out the felt shapes, hand them a bottle of craft glue and let them create their own owl.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up *Younger children may need assistance with hot glue.

Things you’ll need:
Small pinecone
Felt sheets
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks or craft glue
Scissors
Sharpie
Pipe cleaner

Things to do:
1. The first thing you’ll want to do is cut out your felt shapes. You’ll need two wings, two small circles, and a small triangle. To cut the wing shape, fold a sheet of felt in half to create a perfectly symmetrical wing. Once you’ve found a shape you like, trace it on a piece of felt so both of your wings match.
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2. Next, you’re going to attach the felt sheets to the pinecone using hot glue or craft glue. Attach a wing to either side of the pinecone and the circles and beak to the front. Let the glue dry completely.
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3. Use hot glue or craft glue to add googly eyes to the felt circles.
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4. The final step is making feet for your owl. Cut six ½-inch pieces of pipe cleaner. Use hot glue or craft glue to attach three together, making one foot. Once the glue has dried, secure it to the bottom of your pinecone. Repeat this step to make the other foot.
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DIY Candy Necklace

DIY Candy Necklace DIY Candy Necklace
Have you ever wanted to make your own candy necklace? This craft project would be perfect as a party favor or fun children’s activity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: Any age (please supervise small children with the candy)

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic Candy Favor Holders
Beige Suede Cord
Sixlet Candies or other small candy

Things to do:
1. Open the clear acrylic candy holder and fill with sixlets. Snap the clear lid back on the candy holder.
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2. Measure and cut off a 30″ piece (you can cut this longer or shorter depending on the desired length of your necklace) of the beige suede cord from your roll.
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3. Tie a knot around each end of the candy favor.
4. Place the candy necklace around your neck and enjoy. Open acrylic candy favor lid when hungry and eat the contents.
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DIY Sports-Themed Key Chain Fob

Key Chain Fob DIY Sports Themed Key Chain Fob
It is easy to make your own key chain fob with this tutorial. Use any beads that match your favorite sports team or color to personalize. This would be a great gift for Father’s Day!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 20 minutes
Age range: 5 and up

Things you’ll need:
Split Key Rings
Clear Stretchy Elastic Cord
Baseball Beads
Natural Earth-tone Wood Pony Beads
White Alphabet Beads
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use scissors to cut an 24″ piece of the clear stretchy elastic cord.
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2. Fold the elastic cord in half and place the looped end through the key ring. Then pull the two loose ends together through the loop and pull until it creates a knot on the edge of the key ring.
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3. Hold the two loose ends together and string breads in any patterns on to the cord. For my beads, I strung the words GO RED SOX with baseball beads between each letter.
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4. When finished, lay your string of beads out flat and double knot the ends.
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5. String the loose cord through your very first bead on the string and double knot again. This will bring your string of beads together into a circle to create your fob. Create one more set of double knots directly on your key ring to secure the fob into place. Cut off the excess elastic cord.
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Painted Black-Out Poetry Art

Painted Black Out Poetry Painted Black Out Poetry Art
Poems can come in many forms. Free verse, long, epic ballads, haiku, so many ways to turn simple words into beautiful poetry. Black out poetry borrows printed words from pages to form a poem, highlighting them in some way to show off the form of the new poem found within the text. This project uses old book pages and paint to accomplish this task, a great project for poets young and old.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: about an hour

Things you’ll need:
Book pages
Pencil
Fine paintbrush
Craft paint
Masking tape

Things to do:
1. First, tape the page down to your work surface, masking off an even border around the printed section of the page.
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2. Next, spend some time looking for words on the page to form your poem. Lightly circle them with a pencil, picking out words until you have a one you are satisfied with.
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3. Once you’ve identified the words you want to keep, carefully paint around them with your paintbrush. When you’ve pulled out all the words, paint the rest of the page to cover up the rest of unwanted words.
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4. Allow the paint to dry and then carefully peel away the tape to reveal you poem piece.

Kid’s Project: Wood Topper Stick Tags

June 11, 2015 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Kid's Arts and Crafts

Wood Topper Stick Tags Kids Project: Wood Topper Stick Tags
This is a fun project to do with the kids. These Popsicle sticks are extra fun because they each have circles, hearts, and stars at the top that are perfect for decorating! You can use these sticks as gardening markers, gift tags, wands, and more!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: any age can do this

Things you’ll need:
Permanent Glue Dots
Crayons
Unfinished Wood Topper Sticks
White Alphabet Beads
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Decorate the wood topper with crayons, markers, or paint.
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2. Use scissors to cut 2 glue dots in half with all plastic protective covers still on the glue dot.
3. Remove the top plastic off one glue dot and press the glue dot into place where ever desired on the wood topper. Next, remove the bottom backing off the glue dot. Glue dot should be completely exposed now.
4. Press alphabet bead on the glue dot and it will immediately be secured into place.
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5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have spelled MOM (or whatever word you like to add)
6. You are finished! Add your finished wood stick to a gift, flower, or any creative idea you have.

Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial

Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial Popsicle Stick Art Easel Tutorial
Kids will love transforming colorful Popsicle sticks into easels to display their greatest works of art. This tutorial is very easy and fun to make! Popsicle stick easels can also be used to display place cards or food labels for art themed parties.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 5 minutes
Age range: 7 and up (adult supervision suggested for the hot glue gun)

Things you’ll need:
4 – Assorted Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Hot glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Plug in hot glue gun and allow to heat up for several minutes. While you are waiting, place scrap paper or newspaper down on your work area to catch any hot glue drips.
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2. Position 2 Popsicle sticks into a upside down V pattern, hot glue the top of Popsicle sticks together.
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3. The third Popsicle stick will be used make your easel stand securely as a tripod base. Hot glue the third stick to the back of your V frame, centered in the middle, pointing out.
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4. Use your fourth and last Popsicle stick to make the easel shelf to hold the art work. Hot glue the outer edge of the (do not glue it flat) Popsicle stick to each side of the V frame to now create an A frame.
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5. Add small pieces of art and display your creativity!

Father’s Day Yarn Scrap Tie Art

Yarn Scrap Tie Art Fathers Day Yarn Scrap Tie Art
Father’s Day is coming up and I bet you’re trying to figure out what to get that special dad in your life! Look no further! This fun yarn scrap art will be a hit with the kids while they make it and the dads when they receive it!

Time required: 20 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy

Things you’ll need:
Cardstock
Craft knife and mat
Yarn
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock as wide as you want the finished piece and twice as long as you want the finished piece. Fold in half and crease well.
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2. Using your craft knife, cut out a tie shape on the top half of the cardstock so that the top of the tie is closest to the fold in the paper.
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3. Wrap the yarn around the card, starting at the top and working down so that the cut out is completely covered.
4. Slip the yarn off the card and cut the sides so you have lots of short pieces of yarn.
5. Lay them out on the bottom half of the card so that, when folded, the yarn completely fills the window made by the tie cut out.
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6. Trim any yarn that hangs over the edge of the card and run a bead of glue down each side near the ends of the yarn. Fold the paper and press firmly to trap the yarn pieces in between the two halves of the paper.

DIY Teacher Mason Jar Gift Tutorial

Teacher Mason Jar Gift Tutorial DIY Teacher Mason Jar Gift Tutorial
Show your teacher how much you appreciate them with this teacher inspired apple mason jar. You can fill the mason jar with your teacher’s favorite candy, craft supplies, school supplies, or even notes from each student. This would make a perfect end of the year gift!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 10 minutes
Age range: any age

Things you’ll need:
1 Green leaf from artificial flowers
Red jar lid with handle
Mason jar
Glue dots
Wire cutters or scissors
Tags
Markers
Twine
Candy (optional)

Things to do:
1. Use wire cutters or scissors to remove 1 green leaf from a bouquet of artificial flowers.
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2. Remove 1 glue dot backing and press firmly to the green leaf. Remove the 2nd glue dot backing and press the leaf firmly on the red jar lid.
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3. Fill the mason jar with candy or whatever you would like inside. I used Dove chocolate because it has a lovely red wrapper.
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4. Screw the lid back on the mason jar.
5. Decorate a tag with the teacher’s name and tie to the outside of the jar.
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6. Gift this jar to someone special!

Upcycled Cork Pencil Holder

cork pencil holder Upcycled Cork Pencil Holder
This adorable upcycle project will show you how to transform your recycling into useful storage. Have fun experimenting with different containers and painting patterns to create the perfect collection of pencil holders for your home.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 10 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Sheet of Cork
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
Sharpie
Ruler
Acrylic paint
Foam brush
Metal can
Painter’s tape

Things to do:
1. Place your metal can on a sheet of cork and roll it up. Use a sharpie to mark the edges, creating accurate measurements of your can.
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2. Once you’ve marked your sheet of cork, use a ruler to connect the lines.
3. Cut out the rectangle of cork, being careful to keep the lines straight.
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4. Use hot glue to attach the cork sheet to the can. Be sure to keep the can straight on the cork sheet, so it rolls up neatly.
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5. Once you’ve created your pencil holder, pick a pattern to decorate it with. For this project, I chose to decorate my pencil holder with stripes.
6. Wrap the bottom and top of your pencil holder with painters tape, creating two even stripes.
7. Use a sponge brush and acrylic paint to decorate your pencil holder. Apply the paint in thick, even strokes.
8. Pull off the tape and reveal your adorable decor!

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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