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Miniatures

Not everything is big, super sized, and excessive. The small world of miniatures

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Artica, Paper Folding Decoration

Papercraft, creation of paper sculptures from patterns

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Draw a Mandala

A fun drawing activity that also has deep cultural and historical meaning.

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Build A Beautiful Fire

Invite your family and friends to share your fireplace, Firepit or Campfire with

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Gingerbread Man Paper Craft

Make a super cute gingerbread man for decoration or as a Christmas tree

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Make some origami

Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to

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Make Bath Bombs

There are times when you will absolutely love a bomb. A bath bomb

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Make a Halloween Sensory Bin

I want the world to know about sensory bins! Along with sensory play.

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Make a Sensory Bin, Box, Tub, Container

Easy and fun to make, sensory boxes provide endless opportunities of experiment and

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Mason Jar Lanterns

Create your own decorative lighting

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Halloween Origami

Origami made with Haloween in mind

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Make an Origami Cube – an activity for adults and children

Make an origami cube and discover the beautiful art of modular origami –

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Make a Quilt

Quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together

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Adult Coloring Book

Colouring Makes You Feel Like A Kid Again

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Fence Chalk Art

Using sidewalk chalk to creat murals on fences.

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Colored Easter Eggs with Melted Crayon

Use melted crayola crayon to color warm hard boiled easter eggs instead of

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Gingerbread House Day, December 12

Decorating a gingerbread house is a fun christmas tradition. Bake up your own

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Make a kids ice cream parlour

Kids role play ice cream parlour!

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Make an Easter Wreath

Celebrate Easter with a wreath decorated with flowers, colorful eggs, bunnies and more.

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Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

These make amazing one-of-a-kind designs.

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Make a Paper Fortune Teller – Origami

A paper fortune teller is both a game and an origami craft. Simplay

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Learn how to make origami

Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to

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Pumpkin Carving – Jack-o’-lantern

A classic Halloween tradition

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Halloween wreaths

Make a spooky, scary or funny Halloween themed wreath.

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Make a Christmas Wreath

Add a festive touch to your home with a Christmas wreath or make

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Floating Paper Lanterns – Sky Lanterns

Make and launch your own sky lantern

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Make Bubbles

A classic super fun activity for all ages

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Build a Fairy House (or Dino House) Outside with the Kids!

Boost your child’s creativity and problem solving skills by encouraging them to look

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Make Chalk Designs with Tape

Chalk fun

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Make a House of Cards

A classic activity to do at home, all you need is a deck

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papier-mâché piñatas

Emoji piñatas made from balloons, newspaper strips, papier-mâché paste, and paint. A fun,

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Read a non fiction book

A great way to spend some time is to read about a subject

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Read a book

From fantasy to reality, reading a book is a great way to spend

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Make Sun catchers

Here is a really fun and easy activity to do with the kids.

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Sew a Bird

Invite your children to sew a bird.

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Make a paper airplane

Craft a single piece of paper into a plane to fly for distance,

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Gold Leafing

Gold leafing takes the ordinary to extraordinary and the extraordinary to priceless.

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Build Model Ships

So “fly the spinnaker” and “douse the jib”, you ole sea dog! And

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Make A Candy Bouquet

A candy bouquet is a very sweet way to say “I have been

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Make popsicle stick art

Become your own architect using popsicle sticks

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Make egg carton animals

Don’t throw away that egg carton! It’s great for crafts, especially when it

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Try Flower Arranging

With a little practice, you may become a super florist—a real gardenista.

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Try Calligraphy

Art In Motion – Can there be a more exquisite combination of beauty

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Create A Wall-Hanging – An Expression Of You

The walls in your house are sometimes not just walls. With a little

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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Decorate your eggs with colors created from various foods and spices.

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Decorate Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs is a fun and creative for all ages. They can

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Make Paper Snowfakes

A classic chirstmas decoration craft. Decorate your home, the christmas tree and even

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Hand Shadow Puppetry

With just your two hands, a bright light, a wall, and a few

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Read an eBook

ebooks are light weight, portable and ready when you are.

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Try glass blowing

Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble

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