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Bandanna Party

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If you're planning a child's celebration, creating a theme from scratch can be as simple as selecting fun paper and rubber stamps. Bandanna and dot patterns create a festive and fun celebration that's perfect for children of all ages.
Materials
  • Goody bags
  • Screw punch
  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Baker's Twine
  • Scisssors
  • Tape
  • Starburst craft punch
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Pumpkin Patch Creatures

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Paper-Leaf Wreath

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Oak-Leaf Bowl

Steps:4
Susie Essman chats with Martha about her new animated movie, "Bolt," and shows you how to transform flat pieces of felt into oak-leaf bowls.
Materials
  • Oak-leaf bowl template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Wool tweed
  • Fusible webbing
  • Felt
  • Iron
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Sewing machine
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Beaded Flower Necklace

Steps:13
Materials
  • Bead stringer
  • Wire clippers
  • 2 pair chain-nose pliers
  • Craft and fabric glue
  • Seed beads (sizes 6/0 to E)
  • Spool of 24-gauge wire
  • 3 small feathers
  • Floral tape in complementary color
  • Small scrap of leather, cut into 1/2-inch circle
  • Jump ring
  • Necklace chain
  • Wire cutters
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Photo Button Box

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Potato-Print Baby Clothes

Steps:26
Sometimes, the most ordinary items can be used to create extraordinary results. By using some humble potato prints, you can create one-of-a-kind fashions that your kids will love.
Materials
  • Potatoes (white potatoes, russets, or red potatoes)
  • Permanent fabric paint
  • Sharp knives
  • Foam brushes
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Cutting board
  • Forks
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Paper towels
  • Child-size hangers
  • Melon baller
  • Fine brushes
  • One-piece or prewashed T-shirts
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
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Hardware Cloth Snowflake Ornament

Steps:2
Some of the most distinctive holiday ornaments are those made from unexpected materials. This ornament, a snowflake whose symmetry resembles the grid of a crossword puzzle, is created with wire mesh, glue, and glitter. Use the template below to help you shape the wire.
Materials
  • Hardware Cloth Ornament Template
  • Hardware cloth wire mesh, 1/2 inch grid
  • Paint marker
  • Wire cutters
  • Jeweler's pliers or needle-nose pliers
  • Sponge brush
  • Craft glue
  • Glass glitter
  • Metallic thread
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Natural Beauty Snowman

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