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Iron-On Kids' Tote Bag

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A cloth bag makes a natural canvas for young artists. This iron-on design spurs their self-expression, with its coloring book-style outlines and the start of a sweet sentiment: "Mom, I love you because..."
Materials
  • Flower Clip Art
  • Transfer paper (Epson Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper for basic transfer, amazon.com; or Dark T-Shirt Transfers for white-on-dark transfers, avery.com)
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Ironed pillowcase
  • Natural-fiber (such as cotton) tote bags
  • Iron
  • Sharpie markers in assorted colors
  • Butcher paper
  • Scrap paper
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Hand-Bleached Place Mats

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Pom-Pom Tom Decoration

Steps:6
Materials
  • Pom-Pom maker kit*
  • Red, brown, gray, yellow, and white wool yarn
  • Small scissors
  • Red and brown waxed twine
  • Yarn needle
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Medium-size sewing needle
  • Disappearing-ink pen for fabric
  • Black, red, white, brown, and gold wool felt
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black pipe cleaners
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Floating Ornaments

Steps:3
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Pinecone Hurricane Vase

Steps:5
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Custom-Tailored Lights

Steps:2
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Paper Party Mask

Steps:1
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Canvas Checkerboard

Steps:3
Kids who learn how to play checkers will always have something to do on a rainy day. Making a portable checkerboard ensures they can play almost anywhere. Collect bottle caps in opposing colors (you'll need 12 for each side), or use tempera or acrylic paints to paint the tops of mismatched caps with a color of your choice. Bottle caps stack easily, making for very regal kings.
Materials
  • Pinking shears
  • Canvas
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Knife
  • Plastic art eraser
  • Ink pad
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