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Kids' parties

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How To Make a Shrunken Apple Head

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Halloween Witch Hat Candy Bags

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How to Make a Candy Topiary

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Slumber Party Games

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Paper Puppets

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Felt Puppy Ears

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Every child can be top dog with these easy-to-make Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, and basset hound ear headbands.
Materials
  • Dalmatian template
  • Doberman pinscher template
  • Basset hound template
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Marker or tailor's pencil
  • Felt of contrasting colors
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric-covered plastic headband
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Animal Party Blowouts

Steps:6
Kids will love to play with these adorable animal-shaped blowouts inspired by characters in children's author Matthew Van Fleet's interactive book, "Heads." Make them for a children's birthday party, and when the event is over, send each little guest home with a brand-new toy.
Materials
  • Animal templates: Alligator color
  • Animal templates: Alligator (color or black and white), Elephant (color or black and white), Tiger (color or black and white)
  • Legal paper
  • Colored pencils or crayons (optional)
  • Spray adhesive, Twin-Tack or glue stick (optional)
  • Cardstock or manila folder (optional)
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Assembly template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Blowouts
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Circle Garland

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Peppermint Milk-Carton House in the Woods

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Bubble Wands

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Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Materials
  • Plastic-coated wire coat hangers or floral netting or plasti-coated chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 8-gauge cloth-covered wire
  • Tin can
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