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Baby Bibs

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Baby, Clothes, Kids, Templates
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Petal Masks and Cap

Steps:10
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic mask
  • For the Poppy Mask:Fabric roses
  • Fabric (such as velvet)
  • Utility knife
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • For the Pink Petal Mask and Cap:Vintage paper flower petals
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Thin branch
  • Skull cap
  • Wired paper leaves
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Dipped Candles

Steps:5
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Scary Hand Bowl

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Materials, Halloween
This Halloween, add a terrifying trick to a bowl of sweet, seasonal treats. As unsuspecting trick-or-treaters ransack the bowl for candy, they'll be greeted by a suitably scary surprise -- a frighteningly lifelike limb grasping for them.
Materials
  • Power drill with 1/2-inch bit
  • Bowl, with pedestal base
  • Standard keyhole saw
  • Rubber dishwashing glove
  • Halloween candy
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China Paperweight

Steps:5
Lids that outlive their matching vessels are the lonely hearts of the flea market. Too pretty to discard but obviously deprived of a function, they beg for a second chance.
Materials
  • China lid
  • Plaster of paris
  • Water Palette knife
  • Plastic cup, for drying
  • Sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Can-Do Cans

Steps:4
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A Walk in the Woods: Leaf Activities for Kids

Steps:2
A fall hike along a backcountry trail engages the mind and the senses, but it's also just plain fun.
Materials
  • Resealable plastic bag to carry leaves and other finds
  • Field guide for identifying species of trees in the forest
  • Homemade leaf press for bringing collected leaves home
  • Magnifying lens to inspect specimens up close
  • Colored pencils or crayons for bark rubbings and labeling leaves (don't forget a sharpener)
  • Field notebook and eraser for notes, rubbings, and sketches
  • Bag and binoculars to carry gear and spy on birds and wildlife (a bag in a bright color is less likely to be left behind)
  • Compass to make following the trail map easier
  • Blanket for laying out provisions at lunchtime
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Do-It-Yourself Art: Travel Collages

Steps:3
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