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Stewart Family Pierogies, Part 1

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Paper Puppets

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Felt Holly Corsage

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For a playful nod to the traditional Christmas pin, try these cheerful corsages. They're easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough for her mom to wear. Once you gather your supplies, it's a snap to make multiple corsages in a single afternoon.
Materials
  • Wool felt, 18 by 18 inches, in assorted colors, available at magiccabin.com
  • Holly template
  • Iron
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Ribbon, such as satin-backed velvet ribbons from hymanhendler.com
  • Assorted embellishments
  • Barrettes or brooch pins from tohoshoji-ny.com
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Tic-Tac-Towel

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Collection in a Box

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Ribbon Photo Corners

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Make a Kite

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Perhaps because she's always loved things that fly, Martha recalls vividly the day her brother won a kite flying competition. The darting tails and the bright colors against the blue sky were almost magical.
Materials
  • Tracing paper
  • Ripstop cloth (often called parachute cloth) in red, yellow, and blue
  • Spray adhesive
  • Sewing machine capable of zigzag stitch
  • Scissors
  • Rubber-cement thinner
  • 2-ounce nylon
  • 3/4-inch grosgrain ribbon
  • 50-pound braided-nylon kite line
  • 2 (33-inch-long, 3/16-inch-diameter) graphite spars
  • Heavy needle, for hand-sewing
  • 2 (3 1/2-inch-long, 1/16-inch-diameter) graphite spars
  • Kite reel
  • Fishing swivel and hook
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Kid-Made Doorbells

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Deck the doorknobs with jolly kid-made bells. It's a great activity for days when it's too wet or chilly to play outside and -- between your craft bin and the refrigerator -- you probably have all the supplies on hand: an egg carton, paint, glitter, glue, and yarn.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Egg carton
  • Acrylic poster paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn
  • Jingle bells
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Wax Vignettes

Steps:5
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