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Crafting and DIY

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Bird Mask

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Elaborate masks worn at Venice's famed "Carnevale" inspired these avian creations. The long nose on this papier-mache mask becomes a bird's beak, surrounded by crepe-paper plumage in gray or yellow. This mask calls for two types of crepe paper: thick florist crepe paper in gold, and regular (or fine) crepe paper in the remaining colors.
Materials
  • Papier-mache mask, mardigrasoutlet.com
  • Foam brush
  • Acrylic paint in a base color (gray or yellow) that matches the feathers to be added, misterart.com
  • Gold florist crepe paper, black crepe paper, and gray crepe paper, castleintheair.biz and misterart.com
  • Glue stick
  • Broad scallop scissors
  • Scissors
  • 2 ribbon ties to replace elastic (we used twill tape)
  • Bird Mask template
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Bubble Wands

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Blowing the perfect bubble depends on equal parts science and magic. With a few twists of wire, you can make fantastic bubble wands and spend long, lazy days practicing your technique. The best bubble solution is 10 cups water to 4 cups dish-washing liquid, plus 1 cup Karo corn syrup.
Materials
  • Plastic-coated wire coat hangers or floral netting or plasti-coated chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • 8-gauge cloth-covered wire
  • Tin can
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Pastel Pearl Wooden Bead Necklace

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Turkey Coloring Book Place Card

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Office Supply Crafts: Duct-Tape Accesories

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