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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

Steps:8
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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Halloween Crackers

Steps:3
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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First-Day Books and Party Albums

The beginning of a new year offers a natural occasion for reflecting on the past and planning ...
The beginning of a new year offers a natural occasion for reflecting on the past and planning for the future. This year, preserve tokens of the symbolic day in a first-day book or a party album. The resulting collection of written messages, photographs, and other mementos will serve as a tangible record of your New Year's celebration and more; to create an unfolding narrative, leave your book unfinished, and continue to add to it throughout the coming year.
Source:Celebrating 2000, Volume 2000 Special Issue 2000
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Beaded Coasters

Steps:7
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Clip-Art Craft: Friendly Flock

Steps:8
Feather your Easter or spring party table with a mother hen and her brood of chicks. Hyacinths nest within the centerpiece, and candy peeps out from the hatchlings, which serve as favors. Your guests will cluck their approval.
Materials
  • Chicken template
  • Heavyweight matte paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Glue stick
  • Small white paper bags in two sizes (3 inches wide by 2 inches deep, and 6 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches deep)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Twine
  • Low vase or glass
  • Hen template
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Baby Boy Brag Book

Steps:4
Materials
  • 12-by-12-inch baby boy multimedia pad by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Pastel craft seam binding pack by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • 12-by-12-inch cornflower meadow craft stock by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Blue felt applique stickers by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Binder hole edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Scallop dot edge punch by Martha Stewart Crafts
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