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Paper Dragon

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The dragon -- the only supernatural creature in the Asian zodiac -- epitomizes strength, endurance, virility, and brilliance. It's also the ultimate good-luck symbol. Create a small-scale version of the traditional Chinese paper dragon with decorative paper and chopsticks.
Materials
  • Dragon template
  • Bristol board
  • Scissors
  • Construction or origami paper
  • Pinking shears or Fiskars "Wave" decorative edgers
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Sponge brush
  • Chopsticks
  • Hole punch
  • Brass paper fasteners
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Thanksgiving Clip-Art Place Cards

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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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Halloween Crackers

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Trick-or-treaters will arrive at your door in droves when you put a new twist on a traditional Christmas treat and create Halloween crackers.
Materials
  • Paper-towel roll, cut in half
  • Crepe paper in assorted colors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Assorted candies, such as jellybeans, sour balls, and candy corn
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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

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The sky is the limit with these charming papier-mache balloons: Use them at children's parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift.
Materials
  • 12-inch balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Half-water/half-white-glue mixture
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch tape
  • Craft paint in 3 to 4 colors
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper cup
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Scrap of pom-pom trim
  • Monofilament
  • Small 2-inch scrap of dowel or piece of wood
  • Wooden bead
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