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Kids' room

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Beginner Sewing Machine and Easy Care Rugs

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Illuminated Zodiac Constellation Wall Art

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Felt Board for Kids

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Night-Light Shade

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A shade softens the glow of a night-light and complements its surroundings. If you purchase the appropriate metal lampshade frame, this project will be quick and easy. The resulting shade, paired with an inexpensive night-light, makes a wonderful baby-shower gift.
Materials
  • Lampshade frame
  • Decorative paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Permanent (adhesive-transfer) tape or craft glue
  • Linen tape, fabric trim, or seam binding
  • Small-bristle or sponge brush
  • Bone folder or ruler
  • Night-light
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Shelf Life

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Alphabet Wall Frieze

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A frieze of alphabet flash cards in the nursery encourages your child to engage in word and picture play and to have fun with color.
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • 2 pieces of molding
  • Lattice strips (long, thin pieces of wood that should be thinner than the molding)
  • Wood glue
  • Clamp
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer
  • Nail spinner (optional)
  • Drill (optional)
  • Nail set
  • Q-tips
  • Alphabet cards, or flash cards, post cards, photographs, etc., of a uniform size
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Map Memory Board

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Materials
  • Map of the United States, Europe, or other area to which you have traveled
  • Thin poster board
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fiber board, such as Homasote (available at hardware stores), cut 5 1/2 inches larger all around than the map
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Decorative pushpins or furniture tacks
  • Eye hooks
  • Hanging wire
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