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Snow Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Waterless Snow Globes (via TidyMom)

Santa and Rudolph are cooling their heels back in the North Pole, and adorably-handmade ornaments and garlands are packed away for the season. But you don’t have to wait until the next holiday to encourage your kids to get crafty! Here’s a snowy kids’ craft to display until spring.

Turn an old jar into a no-melt blizzard with this snow globe craft from TidyMom. Kids will love to hunt for the perfect additions to this little winter wonderland. (Moms can help with the hot glue gun or epoxy.) Up the kid-friendly factor by skipping the spray paint in favor of non-toxic acrylic or brightly colored ribbon or string. Bonus: no water means fewer messy spills. Let it snow!

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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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