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Specimen Box

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Specimen boxes can evoke natural settings. A selection of sea-worn clamshells or pressed leaves makes a simple, beautiful display. Sea glass, driftwood, a vintage postcard, and a map can re-create a journey to coastal Maine.
Materials
  • Sturdy gift box with lid
  • Glass cut to fit inside box lid
  • Utility knife
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Map or decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Contact cement
  • Sheet of colored paper
  • Craft glue or museum wax
  • Jewelry boxes (optional)
  • Paper label (optional)
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Cotton-Ball Chick

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Other Ideas:
Easter, Pipe cleaners
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Easter Eggs by the Dozen: Easter Centerpiece

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Cotton-Ball Lamb

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Easter, Pipe cleaners
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Gardener's Gift Basket

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For your favorite horticulturist, choose a sturdy basket that can have a long life of service in the garden. We decorated ours using a palette of yellows and oranges, inspired by the early-blooming daffodils.
Materials
  • Store-bought basket
  • Ribbon
  • Easter straw
  • Tissue paper
  • Garden clogs
  • Canvas gloves
  • Canvas apron
  • Pruning snips
  • Pruning shears
  • Seed packets
  • Plant labels
  • Small pot of daffodils
  • Lemon jelly beans
  • Decorated eggs
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Miniature Gardens Easter Basket

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Crochet Ball

Steps:19
Other Ideas:
Baby, Crochet, Kids, Yarn
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Paper Cat-Girl Costume

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Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in orange
  • Scissors
  • 1 roll orange crepe-paper streamer
  • 1 roll black crepe-paper streamer
  • Orange thread
  • Black seam binding or ribbon
  • Four 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets black construction paper
  • Black rickrack, for headband
  • Orange 3/4-inch elastic, for headband
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Paper Pumpkin Costume

Steps:27
Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in orange
  • 1 package (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in black
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Thread, in orange and black
  • Sewing machine
  • White tissue paper, for stuffing
  • Seam binding, or ribbon, in orange and black
  • Craft glue
  • Black rickrack
  • 1 roll green crepe-paper streamer
  • Pencil
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