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Paper Party Mask

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Cardboard-Box Oven Craft

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Materials
  • Scrap pieces of cardboard or cardboard boxes
  • Mat knife or box cutter
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Spray paint in chosen color for oven
  • Silver spray paint
  • Four plastic condiment-cup lids
  • Four small bottle caps
  • One large bottle cap
  • Template for knob labels
  • Full-sheet printable label paper
  • Paper fasteners (brads)
  • Blank or old CDs
  • Black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Sheet protector
  • Double-sided tape
  • Plastic clothes hanger
  • Battery-powered light (optional)
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Button Bracelet

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Savon de Marseille

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Kids, Soap, Soap making
Wrapped in unbleached parchment paper and tied with waxed twine, our version of this classic soap is great to give as gifts and to use for houseguests -- but don't forget to keep a stash for yourself.
Materials
  • Double boiler
  • Olive oil-based soap
  • Essential oils
  • French green clay
  • Milk carton or mold
  • Knife
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water
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Accordion Gallery

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These frameless photographs are mounted on sturdy art boards and linked by small hinges for an accordion structure. Color and black-and-white snapshots, portraits, and still lifes add to the effect.
Materials
  • Small craft brushes
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Precut 5 3/4-by-7 3/4-inch art boards
  • Decoupage glue
  • Ruler and pencil
  • T pin
  • Screwdriver
  • Small hinges and screws
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Monogrammed Woolens

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Canvas Checkerboard

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Kids who learn how to play checkers will always have something to do on a rainy day. Making a portable checkerboard ensures they can play almost anywhere. Collect bottle caps in opposing colors (you'll need 12 for each side), or use tempera or acrylic paints to paint the tops of mismatched caps with a color of your choice. Bottle caps stack easily, making for very regal kings.
Materials
  • Pinking shears
  • Canvas
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Knife
  • Plastic art eraser
  • Ink pad
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Chef's Apron

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Framing a Mirror with Stock Molding

Steps:5
Materials
  • 1/4-inch-thick mirror, 27 by 29 inches
  • 1/4-inch-thick sheet of plywood, 29 by 31 inches
  • Construction-grade adhesive or wood glu
  • Four 2-inch-wide 1/4-inch-thick lattice pieces (two 27 inches long and two 31 inches long)
  • Spring clamps
  • 4 case moldings (two 25 1/3 inches long, and two 27 1/2 inches long)
  • 4 rosette blocks, 3 1/2 inches square
  • Towels
  • Plywood, for weight
  • Electric screwdriver with Phillips head
  • 1-inch screws
  • 2 D-rings, for hanging
  • Picture wire
  • Vinyl picture bumpers to protect wall
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Primer
  • Paint
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