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Peep-Wreath Centerpiece

Steps:7
This adorable candy wreath is perfect for a kid's birthday party.
Materials
  • One 12-inch round Styrofoam wreath form
  • Five 6-inch round Styrofoam wreath forms
  • 28-inch dowel, 1/2-inch diameter
  • Sharpened pencil
  • 1/2-inch-wide green ribbon, seam binding, and twill tape
  • Glue
  • Flathead pins
  • Floral pins
  • About 25 Marshmallow Peeps of one color (for flower center)
  • About 60 Marshmallow Peeps of a second color (for flower petals)
  • Royal Icing
  • Toothpicks
  • Clear vessel filled with jelly beans or other candy
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Potato Stamping

Steps:3
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Crafting and DIY
With a few good-size potatoes and assorted miniature cookie cutters, you and your kids can make personalized wrapping paper, cards, T-shirts, place mats, and napkins.
Materials
  • Large potatoes 
  • Knife
  • Cookie cutter
  • Melon baller
  • Paper towel
  • Ink
  • Felt
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Crocheted Snowflakes

Steps:5
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes, embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Crochet hook
  • Snowflake templateDownload the PDF
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Clear packing tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Bowl
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Pins
  • Blocking board
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Dime Store Games: Ball-in-the-Hole

Steps:5
These little boxed universes can be lined with scenes cut out of old or new Christmas cards. It takes less patience to make the games than it does to play them. The trick is to get a bead to roll into a hole. Your scene determines whether the beads are stars, bells, or bright holly berries.
Materials
  • Small box
  • Picture
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Beads
  • White craft glue
  • Glass or thin plastic
  • Super glue
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Stiff paper or cardboard
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Punched Easter Bunny Card

Steps:3
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Boat Place Card

Steps:8
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All Dressed Up: Woodland

Steps:5
Earth-tone knit clothing is the foundation for an enchanted forest of walking, talking flora and fauna. 
Materials
  • For the Foliage: 4-by-6-inch fusible web 
  • Green felt
  • 24-gauge floral wire
  • Patterned cotton fabric
  • Iron 
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape
  • 18-gauge wire
  • Headband
  • For the Mushroom:Felt
  • Fusible web
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric glue
  • For the Monkey:Felt
  • Fusible web
  • Floral wire
  • Iron
  • Fabric glue
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Handmade Holiday Cards

Steps:5
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