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Wool Blanket

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Clip-Art Craft: Friendly Flock

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Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.
Materials
  • Chicken template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Small white paper bags in two sizes (3 inches wide by 2 inches deep, and 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Twine
  • Low vase or glass
  • Hen template
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Ribbon Barrettes

Steps:3
With a minimum of materials and only a few simple steps, you can fashion an attractive barrette from a metal hair clip.
Materials
  • Ribbon
  • Metal hair clips
  • Seam sealant, such as Fray Check
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Beads (optional)
  • Key ring (optional)
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Baby Boy Brag Book

Steps:4
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch baby boy multimedia pad by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Pastel craft seam binding pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • 12-by-12-inch cornflower meadow craft stock by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Blue felt applique stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Binder hole edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scallop dot edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
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Sidewalk Chalk

Steps:5
It's easy to make your own sidewalk chalk using just a few household items.
Materials
  • Cardboard tube (saved from center of paper towels, toilet paper, wrapping papers, tinfoil, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Freezer paper
  • 32-ounce plastic containers (saved yogurt containers work great)
  • Tempera paint in a variety of colors
  • 1 cup water
  • Mixing spoon
  • 1 1/2 cups Plaster of Paris
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cooling rack
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Cookie Tin Easter Basket

Steps:5
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Pumpkin Lantern

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Paper Party Crafts

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Mother's Day Journal

Steps:3
For a Mother's Day gift that's sure to be treasured, create a handmade journal or keepsake book using book block paper, linen, and ribbon.
Materials
  • 2-inch-wide ribbon, cut 2 inches longer than the book's length
  • Chipboard, or the back covers of used notebooks
  • Linen or other fabric
  • Book block paper
  • Double-sided adhesive paper, such as Twin-Tac
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