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Oilcloth Crafts: Lunch Bags

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Blue Shirt Pillow

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Make a Kite

Steps:14
Perhaps because she's always loved things that fly, Martha recalls vividly the day her brother won a kite flying competition. The darting tails and the bright colors against the blue sky were almost magical.
Materials
  • Tracing paper
  • Ripstop cloth (often called parachute cloth) in red, yellow, and blue
  • Spray adhesive
  • Sewing machine capable of zigzag stitch
  • Scissors
  • Rubber-cement thinner
  • 2-ounce nylon
  • 3/4-inch grosgrain ribbon
  • 50-pound braided-nylon kite line
  • 2 (33-inch-long, 3/16-inch-diameter) graphite spars
  • Heavy needle, for hand-sewing
  • 2 (3 1/2-inch-long, 1/16-inch-diameter) graphite spars
  • Kite reel
  • Fishing swivel and hook
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Baby Booties

Steps:12
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Pillowcase Pumpkin Costume

Steps:8
This simple but adorable pumpkin costume can be made using an ordinary pillowcase in about 1 1/2 hours.
Materials
  • Pumpkin face template
  • Stem hat template
  • Orange pillowcase
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • White chalk pencil
  • Spool of thread
  • 1/4 yard brown felt
  • 1/2 yard green felt
  • Fabri-tac
  • Orange cording
  • Sewing machine
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Petal Masks and Cap

Steps:10
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic mask
  • For the Poppy Mask:Fabric roses
  • Fabric (such as velvet)
  • Utility knife
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • For the Pink Petal Mask and Cap:Vintage paper flower petals
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Thin branch
  • Skull cap
  • Wired paper leaves
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Mini Stockings

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Insect Finger Puppets

Steps:4
With just a few basic supplies, you can transform a stray glove into an assortment of whimsical toys that will provide your children with hours of amusement. As Martha demonstrates, you can use the basic butterfly technique (below) to create other charming creatures, including dragonflies and bumblebees.
Materials
  • Glove, or sewn felt fingers
  • Needle and thread
  • Small buttons
  • Scissors
  • Toile rounds in various colors
  • Iron
  • Adhesive felt or felt scraps (optional)
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Felted Finger Puppets

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Flowered Easter Baskets

Steps:5
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