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Crafts Cupboard

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Tooth Bear with Cindy

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These little hand-stitched felt bears have an important duty: safely guarding teeth awaiting pickup by the Tooth Fairy. As Martha Stewart Living television stylist Cindy Treen demonstrates, you'll need to know several basic embroidery stitches for this project: the backstitch, satin stitch, French knot, and whipstitch.
Materials
  • Tooth Bear template
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Straight pins
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Chopstick or bone folder
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Sneakers with Braided Shoelaces

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Spider Princess Costume

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Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in black
  • 1 package (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in white
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread, in black and white
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Black seam binding or ribbon
  • Black Velcro fastener
  • Black 3/4-inch elastic, for headband
  • Toy spider
  • Black yarn, for spiderweb cape
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Oilcloth Crafts: Lunch Bags

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Cardboard Tube Space Ship

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to build one of these svelte spacecrafts. All you’ll ...
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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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Dime Store Games: Shape Game

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