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  1. April Fools' Trick: Blue Water

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    Turn the kitchen sink into a blue lagoon with nontoxic dye pellets, designed to tint children's bathwater. When the water is turned on, the burst of color will be short-lived yet shocking.

     

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    Martha Stewart Living, April 2009
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  2. Web-Exclusive Video: Skeleton Step-by-Step

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    During a taping of "The Martha Stewart Show," makeup artist Charlie Green shows how to create a sinister skeleton look for Halloween, to be revealed at the end of the episode. Take a look.

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    Learn more about this episode, and get Charlie's Halloween makeup tips.

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    The Martha Stewart Show, October 2010
  3. Gift Monogram

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    Recycle holiday cards as labels for presents.

    With a pencil, kids can draw (or stencil) the recipient's initial onto a card, and cut it out. Punch a hole in the letter, and tie to gift with yarn or ribbon.

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    Martha Stewart Kids, Special Issue 2004
  4. Valentine's Day "Candy" Hearts Arrangement

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    This arrangement speaks for itself. To create it, cut out paper conversation hearts and, using string, attach them to an 11-inch piece of wire bent into a curve. Tuck into a bouquet (we used parrot tulips and nerine lilies).

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    Martha Stewart Living, February 2011
  5. Self-Serve Halloween Treats

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    What You'll Need
    Mini white flat paper bags
    Rubber stamps and black or orange ink pads
    Pumpkin
    Pushpins

    Self-Serve Halloween Treat How-To
    Decorate paper bags with rubber-stamped designs; fill with treats, then attach to a pumpkin with pushpins (be sure they are pushed in firmly so they don't come out when little hands tug down on the bags). Leave a note inviting kids to take one; ours is a tiny chalkboard hung with a ribbon.

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