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Crafting and DIY

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Turkey Coloring Book Place Card

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Office Supply Crafts: Duct-Tape Accesories

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Office Supply Crafts: Bubble-Pack Purse

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The business of being a child surely involves being creative, efficient, and productive -- in your own way, of course. Office supplies can help.
Materials
  • Bubble-pack-lined envelopes (they are coated with paper, both white and brown manila, or plastic)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Packing tape
  • Paper fasteners 
  • Stickers or self-adhesive plastic business-card sleeves and business cards
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No-Sew Costume: Raven Bird Costume

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A bib, a bustle, a beak, and thou: Wearing this plumed raven costume, you'll be poised to swoop all night.
Materials
  • Black felt
  • Hot glue
  • Grosgain ribbon
  • Coq feathers
  • Black satin ribbon
  • Heavy black tulle
  • Stapler
  • Safety pin
  • Velour paper
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Black eyelets (optional)
  • Black shoestring elastic
  • Feather and felt raven costume template
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Raven Costume

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Our stark yet stylized bird costume is easily put together with just a few simple embellishments attached to an ordinary black hoodie. The hooked beak is made of stiff black felt, as are the mischievous eyes. Feathery fringe sewn on the arms creates tufted wings; feathers arranged around the eyes give the raven a tousled look.
Materials
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Stiff black felt
  • Yellow felt
  • White felt
  • Feathered fringe
  • Fabric glue
  • Plain black hooded sweatshirt
  • Dark pants and shoes
  • Beak Template
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Cat and Kitten Makeup

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Detective and Hound Costume

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The detective and his trusty hound follow the scent to the next crime scene. Their matching plaid capes (modeled after the attire of Sherlock Holmes) are sewn from inexpensive suiting fabric with a simple pattern. Earflaps made from cloth and bias tape transform a pair of black baseball caps into a deerstalker hat.
Materials
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • About 2 yards of suiting fabric
  • 1/2 yard fusible webbing
  • 1/2 yard black felt
  • 10 yards of 1/2-inch black bias tape
  • Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • 2 plain black fitted baseball caps
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Fabric glue
  • Magnifying glass
  • Child's cape template
  • Dog's cape template
  • Collar, bill, and ear flap templates
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