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Thanksgiving Clip-Art Place Cards

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Art Smock for Kids

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Oilcloth art smocks make cleaning up after crafts with children a cinch. These durable and attractive aprons feature a long front to protect kids' clothes from messy projects, and they can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Best of all, the simple pattern requires no sewing -- all it takes is a few measurements and Velcro tabs to keep budding artists, gardeners, and chefs dirt-free. Martha demonstrates how to make these practical, all-purpose coverings.
Materials
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • 3/4 yard oilcloth
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • 2 three-and-a-half-inch adhesive Velcro strips
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Patterned Mosaic Pots

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Bedecking small household objects, such as these terra-cotta planters, with china fragments adds a delightfully unexpected flourish -- and requires only a few plates per pot.
Materials
  • Tile nippers
  • Plate fragments
  • Terra cotta pots
  • Glue
  • Grout
  • Wooden stick
  • Gloves
  • Sponge or rag
  • Foam brush or spray 
  • Grout sealant
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Cheesecloth Ghosts

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Hang these easy-to-make cheesecloth ghosts from tree branches and porch railings to create a haunting Halloween scene.
Materials
  • Two white wire hangers
  • Scissors
  • One pair of white pantyhose
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Pliers
  • 16-gauge wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Gauze fabric, muslin, cotton sheets, or any lightweight fabric
  • Safety pins
  • 2 yards cheesecloth
  • Brewed cold coffee in a spray bottle (optional)
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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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