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Map Memory Board

Steps:2
Materials
  • Map of the United States, Europe, or other area to which you have traveled
  • Thin poster board
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fiber board, such as Homasote (available at hardware stores), cut 5 1/2 inches larger all around than the map
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Decorative pushpins or furniture tacks
  • Eye hooks
  • Hanging wire
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Sand Candles

Steps:5
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Clothespin Valentine

Steps:2
Secure a small satchel of Valentine's Day treats with this festive fastener. Use any size of clothespins and as many different colors of paper as you like, but it's best to use wooden pins, which hold the glue better than the plastic variety.
Materials
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Decorative paper
  • Tacky glue
  • Card stock or other heavy-weight paper
  • 1/16-inch circular punch or paper edgers (optional)
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Pinecone Penguin

Steps:7
This family of painted pinecone birds colonizes a magical snowscape decorated with glitter, bits of flocking, and a mirror pond.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • 2 large pinecone scales (for wings)
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 small piece cut from top of a pinecone (for neck)
  • 1 long pinecone (for body)
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Craft glue
  • White acrylic paint
  • 1 acorn cap (for face)
  • White glass glitter
  • Brown acrylic paint
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Make a Pinata

Steps:6
Part of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
Materials
  • 14-inch balloon
  • Cloth tape
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper, cut into 1-by-6-inch strips
  • Wheat-paste powder
  • Strong white paper (20-pound copy paper works well)
  • Spray mount
  • Compass
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in several colors
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing mat (optional)
  • Utility knife
  • Large needle or piece of wire
  • Tissue-paper streamers
  • Strong cord
  • Candy, treats, and small prizes, for stuffing
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Paper Cutout How-To

Steps:5
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Pom-pom Inchworm

Steps:5
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