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Creepy Paper Mice and Bats

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These creepy, crawly paper mice and bats are not so nice. Stick these unsavory critters on stair risers, baseboards, or any spot where they might give unsuspecting passersby a little jump.
Materials
  • Black construction
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Creepy mice template
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Fingerless Mittens

Steps:7
If you're craving a creative project and some of the old-fashioned comfort that comes from starting something from scratch, you'll be well rewarded by reaching for your knitting needles this winter.
Materials
  • Yarn: 2 skeins (50 grams) sport-weight yarn in desired colors, using about 150 yards
  • Needles: 4 standard double-pointed needles in size U.S. 5 (3 3/4 mm). Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  • Additional materials: 8 inches scrap yarn in contrasting color; tapestry needle
  • Gauge: 6 stitches and 8 rows equal 1 inch in stockinette stitch
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