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Dipped Candles

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China Paperweight

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Lids that outlive their matching vessels are the lonely hearts of the flea market. Too pretty to discard but obviously deprived of a function, they beg for a second chance.
Materials
  • China lid
  • Plaster of paris
  • Water Palette knife
  • Plastic cup, for drying
  • Sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Do-It-Yourself Art: Travel Collages

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Can-Do Cans

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A Walk in the Woods: Leaf Activities for Kids

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A fall hike along a backcountry trail engages the mind and the senses, but it's also just plain fun.
Materials
  • Resealable plastic bag to carry leaves and other finds
  • Field guide for identifying species of trees in the forest
  • Homemade leaf press for bringing collected leaves home
  • Magnifying lens to inspect specimens up close
  • Colored pencils or crayons for bark rubbings and labeling leaves (don't forget a sharpener)
  • Field notebook and eraser for notes, rubbings, and sketches
  • Bag and binoculars to carry gear and spy on birds and wildlife (a bag in a bright color is less likely to be left behind)
  • Compass to make following the trail map easier
  • Blanket for laying out provisions at lunchtime
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Father's Day Coupons

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This Father's Day, give Dad a coupon booklet filled with unbelievable deals: 100 percent off a lawn mowing, car washing, delicious breakfast, and more.
Materials
  • Print the coupon template. (You can also duplicate them on a color photocopier if necessary.) Then cut them out. To decorate the cover, we used a 1 1/4-inch round craft punch to create a hole that frames the coupon picture underneath. Here are a few more presentation ideas:
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Origami Lanterns

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Red, White, and Blue Garland

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Fourth of July
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Cornhusk Garland

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