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Kid Crafts How-To: Candy Cane Headband Antlers (from Make and Takes)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The fabulous kid crafts blogger, Marie LeBaron, recently released her first book, “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year.”  We received permission to showcase four crafts from the book on Goodyblog.  Come back each Wednesday (11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14) as we showcase one new craft.  For more ideas from Marie LeBaron, visit her blog www.makeandtakes.com.

SUPPLIES

1 plastic headband, new or used
6′ piece of brown ribbon, 5⁄8″ width
Craft glue
2 white pipe cleaners
2 red pipe cleaners

STEPS
1.   Glue one end of the ribbon to one end of the headband. Wrap the ribbon around and around the headband, overlapping each wrap, until the entire headband is covered in ribbon. Add glue to the back of the ribbon at the end to attach it. Let the glue dry completely.
2.   For the antlers, twist together 1 red pipe cleaner with 1 white pipe cleaner. Do the same thing with the remaining red and white pipe cleaners. Bend each twisted pipe cleaner into a candy-cane shape.
3.   To attach the antlers to the headband, bend 1–2″ of the bottom of one candy cane pipe cleaner around the headband
and about 1–2″ away from the center. Twist the pipe cleaner together with itself as you secure it around the headband. Repeat this step for the second candy-cane pipe cleaner, but place it 3–4″ away from the first pipe cleaner so that both candy canes look like antlers, as shown in the photo.

Reprinted from “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year,” with permission from Wiley Publishing. Copyright 2011.

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Kid Crafts How-To: Thankful Crunchy Leaves Plaque (from Make and Takes)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The fabulous kid crafts blogger, Marie LeBaron, recently released her first book, “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year.”  We received permission to showcase four crafts from the book on Goodyblog.  Come back each Wednesday (11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14) as we showcase one new craft.  For more ideas from Marie LeBaron, visit her blog www.makeandtakes.com.

SUPPLIES

10–15 dried leaves
Large bowl
4 × 24″ piece of craft wood, 1⁄8″ width
Orange craft paint
Paintbrush
Pencil
White craft glue

STEPS

1.    Paint your piece of wood with orange craft paint. Let this dry.
2.   Using the photo as a guide, use your pencil to write “THANKFUL” in all capital letters on your painted board. Make sure the letters are evenly spaced across the board.
3.   Trace the pencil letters with your white craft glue. Make sure each part of the letters is covered in a line of glue.
4.   In a large bowl, crunch up your dried leaves. Try to get them as small as possible.
5.   Sprinkle your crushed leaves onto your glue, shaking it around slightly to get each part of the glue covered in leaves. Shake off any excess leaves back into the bowl. Let your board dry overnight.

Reprinted from “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year,” with permission from Wiley Publishing. Copyright 2011.

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