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    Little Kid Crafts Mini-Book

    Copyright 2003 by Chris Yates

    All rights reserved.

    Copies of templates and craft instruction pages may be repro-duced for individual or class use only, not for commercial resale.This book may be freely distributed on websites or other elec-tronic means, as long as it remains completely intact and all copy-right and other information is included in its entirety.

    ISBN: 0-9741210-0-2

    Little Kids series is written, illustrated, edited and printed by ChrisYates and Chris Yates Enterprises.

    Chris Yates Enterprises13165 Oak Farm Dr.Woodbridge, VA 22192

    Little Kid is a trademark of Chris Yates Enterprises

    Notice: The information contained in this book is true, complete,and accurate to the best of our knowledge. All recommendationsand suggestions are made without any guarantees on the part ofthe author or publisher. The author and publisher disclaim allliability incurred in conjunction with the use of this informationand encourage adult supervision of young children at all times.

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    The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand thatrules the world.

    -W.R. Wallace

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    ContentsContentsContentsContentsContentsForeword7

    A few notes before we start...13How The Book Is Organized14Special E-Book Features15Internal and External Links15Navigation Features16Printing Features17A Few Ground Rules...17Preparation is Golden...19A Note On Safety...20

    Spring21

    Budding Trees22Coffee Filter Flower24Paper Plate Leprechaun26Tissue Paper Easter Egg28

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    Summer31

    Paper Plate Bear32Handy Flower34Summer Pennant36Tissue Paper Fireworks38Messy Mane Lion40

    Autumn42

    School Time43Lava Lamp46Fall Diorama48Ghostly Handprints51Toilet Paper Tube Bat53Slimy Worm Painting56Native American

    Headband58

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    Winter60

    Snow Play Picture Frame61Mitten Ornaments64New Year Calendar66Valentine Garland80

    Index83

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    ForewordWhen I first started crafting with my own children, I searchedthrough every online resource I could find and bought just aboutevery book ever written on crafting with younger children. Themore I searched, the more disappointed I became. Most of whatI found was either too old for my kids, totally unoriginal, or com-pletely commercialized.

    Sure, you can find a wealth of books on crafting with school agechildren. In fact, some of the books for this age group are abso-lutely beautiful and even have original content . But let me askyou:

    How many books or other resources do you find for Little Kids?

    I dont mean elementary school kids, I mean toddlers andpreschoolers. Youll find many books that claim to be for childrenages 2 to 6 or 3 to 6, but I can tell you from my own experiencethat they are really aimed at the 5 and 6 year olds. Ive boughtmany of these books only to be disappointed to find that they hada couple of crafts, out of 50 or more, that were projects that my 2or 3 year old could do.

    In fairness, crafting with toddlers and preschoolers does comewith its own set of challenges. Younger children have just aboutno attention span, have to be constantly monitored, often donthave any concept of what they are supposed to be making, andare only capable of very simple tasks.

    Challenging, but not impossible...

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    Most craft books that claim to be for toddlers and preschoolershave crafts that require an adult to do so much project assemblythat it becomes more of an adult project than a child project. Dontget me wrong, some adult assistance is necessary for any craftproject or activity that you do with Little Kids, but some of thecrafts that Ive seen and tried to do with my own children were sodifficult or time consuming that my children lost interest withinminutes.

    Looking back, its kind of funny to think that Im trying to helpthem put their project together while they are entertaining them-selves by finger painting my kitchen walls, the table, and them-selves.

    The second thing that really irritated me about Little Kid craftingis the total lack of originality. I cant tell you how many books thatI have purchased that only had a handful of original ideas, whilethe bulk of the book was dedicated to super-sized pictures andrehashed material available in every other book. In other words,they had very little substance.

    There is a series of child crafting books out on the market today (Idont think it would be right to name it.) that dedicates two pagesto each craft idea or project. On first glance, this may not seemlike a lot, but heres a reality check:

    More than half of each of the two pages is taken up by unneces-sary pictures - pictures that dont add to the value of the craft orits description.

    After purchasing several books in the series, I discovered thatmany of the crafts were just about identical. Heres some ex-amples:

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    In one book there is a project that does apple prints with paint.The next book in the series does vegetable prints.

    In the same book there is a Recycling Sculpture using blocks ofstyrofoam and later there is a Wood Sculpture using scrap piecesof wood. Then of course there are other original projects like anoatmeal container drum, woven berry baskets, cardboard boxbuildings, a kings crown, and the clothespin butterfly.

    If all this regurgitated garbage isnt enough, many of the rest ofthe projects are far too old for little hands. For example: shredcrayons with a potato peeler onto a piece of paper, fold it overand put an iron on it to melt the crayons.

    Now, what part of this project do you want your 2 or 3 year old todo? Should they handle the sharp potato peeler or the hot iron?

    Believe it or not, I bought several books similar to the one de-scribed above for $12.95 each - What a waste of money!

    Then I started my online search for more crafting inspiration withmy own children. Ive looked at hundreds of websites over thecourse of the last few years. Most of them have three things incommon:

    - They are full of banner ads, pop-ups, and false recom-mendations for products that are either unrelated to kid craft-ing or products that the site owners have obviously neverused themselves.

    - They contain only a handful of the same old crafts that arepoorly explained and interspersed among the advertise-ments.

    - They are poorly organized and difficult to browse.

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    These are the things that prompted me to build my own websitededicated to crafting with Little Kids. Im sure youve alreadyvisited it if youre reading this book, but if not, its at:

    www.FreeKidCrafts.com

    My site has very little advertising on it, and anything that is adver-tised on the site is for a product that I have used or my childrenhave used. I have used a lot of software and technology on theweb site to make it easy to browse the crafts and to search forparticular craft ideas. Lastly, I continuously add new crafts andactivities to the site... and not just the same ideas you see allover the internet. Im proud of the site and I think Ive done itright. Its the kind of web site that I would like to visit.

    Ive rambled on about the site a little more than I planned, so letme get back to how this book came about. It really was a combi-nation of two factors.

    It was a natural extension of working on the site.

    I was frustrated with other products available.

    So, heres what happened. Remember I said that I dont recom-mend products that I havent used myself? Well, I noticed that alot of people on my site were requesting more and more paperplate crafts. In fact, I was having trouble keeping up with thedemand. I purchased the only book that I could find purely onpaper plate crafts with the idea that I could recommend it to mysite visitors. I thought the book would have a lot more of thesetypes of crafts than I could put up for my visitors and it would bebeneficial to them.

    So, I ordered the book with a great deal of anticipation.

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    I cant even put into words how disappointed I was when it finallyarrived. To be blunt: It was total junk.

    Thats when I decided to write my own paper plate book.

    Little Kid Paper Plate CraftsThe Definitive Guide to Creating GreatPaper Plate Projects for Kids 2 and Up

    While I was working on that book, I realized that I had a lot ofreally good ideas for crafts that werent paper plate crafts. Theywere pretty good and totally my own ideas, so I thought - Why notput those together into a book too?

    So thats what I did. Thats how my second book was born:

    Little Kid Crafts For All SeasonsKid Tested Crafts That Parents Love Too!

    The excitement of writing my own books was almost overwhelm-ing. I was creating the kind of book I wanted to read. It was aunique opportunity to show the parents and caregivers what aquality, original, kids crafting book for younger children could looklike.

    Then this book was born...

    I wanted to give people the chance to see what kid crafting shouldlook like without any risk to them at all.

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    No more super-sized kid-like cartoons, poorly written cutsie po-ems, or repeats of the same crafts you can get for free anywhereonline. People who work with young children deserve more thanthe garbage Ive seen on and offline. Thats why I decided to givethis mini-book away for free.

    The craft ideas in this book are not available on my site and theyarent in any of my books. These are my own original ideas spe-cifically written for this ebook - and Ive got pages of handwrittennotes to prove it!

    It is my sincerest wish that you find it a useful part of your kidcrafting library and that it shines as an example of how childrenscrafting books should be written.

    Best Wishes and Happy Crafting!

    Chris Yates

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    A few notes before we start...Crafting with Little Kids can be tremendous fun for you and yourchild when you pick age-appropriate activities, prepare all thematerials in advance, and dedicate your time to that crafting pe-riod. Crafting can be frustrating, maddening, and a total pain inthe neck if you dont.

    When it comes to crafting with Little Kids, it is less important thatthe craft looks like what its supposed to and more important thatit provides a good creative outlet for the child.

    Who cares if a cows tail is coming out of his noseand the sun is green?

    Give your child the freedom to do it their way. Thats the mostimportant gift you can give your child when you craft with them.

    Whenever possible, I like to make crafting with my kids part of abigger picture. Crafting is just one of the things built into our dailyand weekly routine.

    - We do phonics and letter work.- We play on the piano- We do skill building worksheets- We do a little foreign language study

    All this in addition to free play, role play, sports, special trips, etc.The kids and I do a lot together and crafting plays a big role.

    I try to develop crafts each week that all fit into a theme. Forexample, if were planning a zoo trip, well do crafts the weekbefore, and sometimes the week after, that revolve around a zootheme.

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    You already know how this works from the web site, so I wontexplain it again here.

    The crafts in this book dont all follow any particular theme. Theyrepresent a wide range of crafts that could each be used as partof several themes.

    How The Book Is Organized

    The projects in this book are organized in a seasonal fashion --Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter -- in that order.

    The kinds of crafts within this volume include handprint crafts,paper plate crafts, template crafts, holiday crafts, recycling crafts,memory crafts, and learning crafts. Theres something for every-one here.

    In addition, Ive given you more ideas on how to use each of thecrafts.

    If the craft is too difficult for your child, Ive given you ideason how to make it a little easier.

    If your childs skill level is beyond the craft, then I also giveyou ideas to make it more challenging.

    I even give you ideas on how to adapt each craft to use forother themes, or along with other ideas.

    In other words, there are many more craft ideas within this vol-ume than first meet the eye. This book will provide a jumping offspot for you to go on to create your own ideas and craft projects.

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    If that isnt enough, I also outline some ways you can use eachcraft as a skill builder or use other learning tools to get doubleduty out of each craft.

    Lastly, I offer other resources that you can turn to for more inspi-ration in your crafting or in building more learning opportunitiesinto your crafts.

    I tried to write each of the crafts out in such a way that you couldget the absolute most out of each and every one.

    Special E-Book Features

    This book has many special features designed to enhance yourreading experience. If you are new to e-books, then you maywant to take special note of this section. This section only ap-plies to the digital version of this book.

    Internal and External Links

    This book may contain both internal and external links. Linksmay take to another page within the book, or they may take youto a resource outside the book on the internet. These links ap-pear as blue underlined words. Occasionally, links appear aspictures as well.

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    If the link is an internal link, then you can return to your previouspage by clicking on the large arrow at the top of the screen.

    This is the back buttonto return to the page youwere on within the book.

    This is the back buttonthat will return you tothe previous numberedpage. (ie. from page 4 topage 3)

    In order to use the external links throughout the site, youll haveto be connected to the internet. Once connected, all you have todo is click on the graphic or blue underlined words. Your browserwindow should open up at the link destination. If it doesnt, thenyoull need to set your browser preferences in the program.

    Navigation Features

    One of the biggest benefits of reading e-books is the ease ofnavigation. Heres the low-down on how to navigate around thise-book.

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    Scroll Bar - Click on the scroll bar at the right hand side of thescreen and drag it up or down to rapidly move backward or for-ward through the book. Youll see the page number appear in abox when you click on the scroll box. Simply release it when youget to the desired page. Clicking in the space above or below thescroll box will advance the book part of a page at a time.

    Table of Contents - Click on any numbered heading or subhead-ing in the Table of Contents to go to that section of the book.

    Index - Click on any of the numbered headings or subheadingsin the Index to go to that page.

    Printing Features

    You can print this book so that you can read it on paper instead ofon a computer screen. I usually do this with the e-books I pur-chase so that I can read them while listening to the television.

    You can print this entire document or just a few pages in theusual way - click on the printer at the top of the screen.

    A Few Ground Rules...

    All right, ground rules probably isnt the right way to say it, buthere are a few things you need to know about my instructions in

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    this book.

    I talk about stapling different components together instead of glu-ing them. There are a couple of reasons.

    First of all, stapling is so fast. If you are helping a young child puta project together, they are going to quickly lose interest if youare gluing pieces together. Stapling a project together is quickand allows them to immediately play with their creation. If its partof the project that a parent has to help assemble, then Ill prob-ably recommend stapling. If its something that a child can dounassisted, then use the glue.

    Occasionally, I call for hot glue. This is also a parent-only job. Ionly call for hot glue on the parts of a project that require someparental assistance. If you are working with a little older childthat can assemble everything on their own, then let them usewhite glue or a glue stick instead.

    Speaking of glue sticks, Im a big fan of them. When I am craftingwith my own children, we use glue sticks whenever possible. Theyare less likely to wrinkle or discolor paper and they are a lot lessmessy than ordinary white household glue.

    When I refer to craft sticks, this is what I mean:

    Large Craft Stick = Tongue DepresserSmall Craft Stick = Popsicle Stick

    When I refer to a paper plate in general, I mean a 9 inch cheappaper plate that doesnt have any wax coating on it. These arethe kind of paper plates that you get a hundred plates for a dollar.I will specifically state that a heavy duty plate or a smaller plate isnecessary if it is.

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    Preparation is Golden...

    Preparing your materials and your craft in advance is probablythe most important factor in whether the craft time with your childis fun for both of you or whether it is full of stress for you and tearsand frustration for your child. Here are a few things to think about.

    1. If possible, do the craft for yourself the night beforeyou plan to do it with your child.

    This serves two purposes. First of all, it gives you the op-portunity to see what parts of the project may be difficult foryour child to do or what you may want to change in theproject. Sometimes you will find that a particular idea justwont work with your child and youll have to scrap it. Betterto find this out before you try to sit down with your child anddo it.

    2. Gather all your materials before you sit down to craft.

    This is a hugely important factor in a successful craft ses-sion with your child. If you have to keep popping up andgetting some supply needed for your project, youre prob-ably going to come back to a disaster. Children have suchshort attention spans anyway - If you make them wait whileyou go get the next supply, they will either give up on theproject and not want to continue or find something else toentertain themselves like cutting their bangs.

    Having everything assembled in advance, including cover-ing your surface with newspaper, gathering smocks andprotective clothing, and preparing clean up materials likesoap and water, will make the entire craft project a stress-

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    free, fun, and memorable time for you and your child.

    A Note On Safety...

    Im sure you are a very safety minded adult and you dont needme to give you a long song and dance about how to keep yourkids safe during crafting. Having said that, I still want to mentiona few things.

    1. Dont walk away and leave the child unattended whilecrafting. Theres all kinds of things that could happen tohurt them, not to mention destroying the craft area.

    2. Dont let kids do parent jobs like stapling, hole punching,hot glue, etc.

    3. If youre using small objects like brads and buttons, dontlet your child put them in their mouth. Small objects pose achoking hazard and should be controlled.

    4. Only let children use safety scissors to cut.

    5. Only use nontoxic paints, crayons, and markers.

    6. Closely monitor kids around any object that is hot like ahot glue gun or oven. Little Kid skin burns easily.

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    Spring

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    BuddingTrees

    Youll Need

    White Construction Paper

    Brown Tempera Paint

    Spring Colored Tempera Paint

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    Directions:

    1. Pour brown tempera paint into apaper plate or pie tin. Dip childs handsinto paint and stamp on paper, with fin-gers together, in a line to make a treetrunk. Re-dip the hands and thenstamp hands onto the top of the treetrunk with fingers apart.

    2. Wash hands. For younger kids, lettree dry completely before moving tostep 3. Theyll forget that the paintswet and lean into it, making a mess.

    3. Pour spring colored tempera paintinto a paper plate or pie tin. Dip indexfinger into the paint and stamp on thetree to make brightly colored buds.

    4. Let picture dry completely whencomplete. Dont forget to write thechilds name and date on the picture.

    This is a good opportunity totalk with your child about theseasons, as well as whatbuds are and why they aregrowing on the trees.

    You may want to take kids outto look at some buds on thetrees to help them make theconnection between theircraft project and whats hap-pening around them.

    Skill Building

    I really like this project, es-pecially for very young chil-dren. It is something thatthey can do entirely by them-selves, with a little guidance.

    There is no cutting or puttingtogether by an adult.

    It really looks like what itssupposed to look like whenthe project is complete. Thisgives kids a feeling of ac-complishment, especially ifMom or Dad doesnt have toask, What is it?

    Comments

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    Youll NeedCoffeeFilter

    Flower

    When you are using the food coloring tocolor the coffee filter, you can talk aboutwhat happens when you mix colors andhave your child predict what will happenwhen they mix certain colors together.

    Skill Building

    A Basket-Type Coffee Filter

    Food Coloring

    Small Paper Cups

    Green Pipe Cleaner

    Eyedropper

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    Directions:1. Set up a couple of different papercups with food colored water. If youredoing this with a group of kids, use adifferent eyedropper for each color.

    2. Lay the coffee filter out on a flat sur-face covered with newspaper. With theeyedropper, drop food coloring onto thecoffee filter. The colors will bleed intoeach other and create an interestingpattern. Let dry completely beforemoving to the next step.

    3. Make the flower: Pinch the centerof the coffee filter, lift it up by the cen-ter, and run your hand down from theplace where you pinch to the end ofthe filter. This should give you kind ofa cone or cup shape. This will be yourflower.

    You can do this sameproject using watercolorpaints instead of food col-oring.

    Create leaves for yourflower and glue them ontothe stem.

    Create several flowers andassemble them into a bou-quet.

    Give your flower away as aMothers Day gift, or just tosay I love you!

    After you create a flower,you can put it into a terracotta pot. If you put someplaydough or styrofoam inthe bottom of the pot, youcan make it stand up.

    You can cut the edges ofthe coffee filter with craftscissors and create a fancyedge on your flower.

    You can use the same as-sembly idea and createflowers out of tissue paper,kleenex, paper bags, fabric,etc.

    More Ideas...

    4. Make the stem: Tightly wrap a greenpipe cleaner around the tip of the coneyou made in the step above. Youshould wrap it around a couple of times.Hold the pipe cleaner upright and youwill see that you have a flower on astem that slightly resemples a tulip orsome other cup shaped flower.

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    Paper

    Plate

    Leprechaun

    Youll Need

    9 Inch Paper Plate

    Orange, Green, Yellow, Black, and WhiteConstruction Paper

    Skin Color Tempera Paint

    Paintbrush

    Glue

    Scissors

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    Directions:

    green 6 x 7 rectangle

    green 11 x 2 strip

    yellow squareblack squareblack 7 x 1 strip

    black pipeorange eyebrows

    orange beard

    1. Paint the back side of a paper plateskin color. Let dry.

    2. Cut out a beard shape from orangepaper to fit around the outer edge ofthe paper plate. Cut out 2 eyebrowsfrom orange paper as well. Cut out 2white ovals and 2 black circles to makethe eyes. Glue the beard, eyes, andeyebrows in place on the plate.

    3. Cut a green strip of paper measur-ing 11 x 2 inches. Cut a rectangle ofgreen measuring 6 x 7 inches. Cut astrip of black paper measuring 7 x 1inches. Cut a 1 inch square of black.Cut a yellow 2 inch square. These arethe pieces of the hat.

    Glue the green rectangle to the top ofthe plate. Glue the green strip over-lapping the rectangle and going acrossthe top of the plate to make the hatsbrim. Glue the black strip to the hat tomake a band. Glue the yellow square

    Glue sticks work well for thiscraft. They dry quickly andthey are a lot less messy.

    You can make skin color paintby mixing white, a drop of redand a drop or two of yellow.

    Craft Tip...

    This project may be a littledifficult for very small chil-dren, but you can make iteasier by painting on thebeard, drawing in the faceand pipe, and cutting out aone-piece hat and yellowbuckle without the hat band.

    Older kids might want to trytearing the paper to make thebeard and eyebrows... its aneat effect.

    More Ideas...

    in the middle of the band, andthe black square in themiddle of that to make thebuckle.

    4. Finish the Leprechaun bydrawing on a nose andmouth. Cut out a pipe shapefrom black paper and glue itcoming out of the mouth.

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    Youll Need

    A five year olddid this egg.

    A two year olddid this egg.

    Printer

    Easter Colored Construction Paper

    Easter Colored Tissue Paper

    White Glue

    Scissors

    TissuePaperEasterEgg

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    Directions:

    1. Print out the Easter eggs on the fol-lowing page on construction paper.You can use any color, but pink, white,yellow, and other pastel colors workbest. Cut the eggs apart and work onone at a time.

    2. Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares.You dont have to be precise, but youshould try to use a few different colorsif possible.

    3. Pour some glue into a small paperplate or tray. Loosely crumble up apiece of tissue paper. Dip it into theglue and glue it to the egg. Continuethis until youve filled in the egg.

    4. After the glue is dry, cut out the egg.

    Very young children mayhave trouble with the conceptof crumpling the paper anddipping it into the glue. As analternative, spread the glueover the egg for the child andlet them place the tissue pa-per within the glued area. Itwill still turn out nice even if itisnt crumpled.

    You could use torn pieces ofconstruction paper instead oftissue paper.

    More Ideas...

    If youre working with a veryyoung child and you want tospread the glue on the paperrather than have them dip thetissue paper, try using a gluestick instead of white glue.You can spread it over a smallarea at a time, the tissue willstick well, and it is lessmessy.

    Craft Tip...

    NOTE: If you want to work on abigger egg, you can blow up thetemplate on the next page on acopy machine, or just draw yourown egg.

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    Summer

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    Youll Need

    PaperPlate Bear

    Paper Plate

    Brown, Pink, White, and Black ScrapsConstruction Paper

    Brown Tempera Paint

    Paint Brush

    Scissors

    Black Marker

    Glue Stick

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    White Eye Cut 2

    Black PupilCut 2

    Nose (black)

    Cheeks (brown)

    1. Paint the back side of a paper platebrown. Let dry.

    2. Cut out the nose and pupils fromblack paper. Cut the ears and cheeksfrom brown paper. Cut the eyes fromwhite paper. Cut the center of the earsfrom pink paper. A template for all theparts above is at the bottom of thispage.

    To make this a girl bear, youcan tie a bow and glue it infront of one of the ears.

    More Ideas...Directions:

    Inner Ear(pink cut 2)

    Outer Ear(brown cut 2)

    3. Glue the pink center onto bothof the ears. Glue the ears to thetop of the plate. Refer to the pic-ture of the fin-ished product forplacement. Gluethe pupil ontoboth eyes andglue eyes,cheeks, andnose to the plate.

    4. Finish thebear by addingthe mouth,whisker dots,and a line tosplit thecheeks.

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    HandyFlower

    Youll Need

    A Large Sheet Construction Paper

    Green Tempera Paint

    Another Color Tempera Paint

    Paint Brush

    2 Small Paper Plates

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    You can experiment withlots of different kinds ofhandprint flowers. Ive seentulips, for example, that arereally cute when they aremade from handprints.

    Make this a sunflower byusing yellow for petals,green for the stem andleaves, and brown for thecircle center.

    This makes an excellentSpring or Summer project.

    If you are a daycare or pre-school provider, you couldcut out around each childsflower and staple them upon a bulletin board. Youcould even put a picture ofeach child in the center orwrite their name in to cre-ate a flower childrentheme.

    More Ideas...Directions:1. Paint a tall green stem on the sheetof construction paper. Paint it downthe center, with your paper laying ver-tically. Draw a circle on one end of yourstem to be the center of your flower.

    2. Pour green tempera paint into asmall paper plate to make the leaves.Pour a second color of tempera paintinto a second paper plate to make thepetals.

    3. Dab each hand in the green paintand stamp it onto either side of thestem to make the leaves. Wash handsbefore moving to next step.

    4. Dip one hand into the second colorof paint and stamp it all around theoutside of the circle, fingers facing out.This will create petals around the cen-ter of your flower. Let dry completely.

    This project works reallywell on large sheets ofbutcher paper, especially ifyoure working with a childwith big hands.

    Craft Tip...Tip: Having a bucketof warm water handywill make this project alot easier to clean up.

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    Youll Need

    SummerPennant

    A Sheet Construction Paper

    Paper Towel Tube

    Glue Stick

    Scissors

    Crayons or Markers

    Decorating Accessories

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    Paint the paper towel tubeto coordinate with your pen-nant.

    Cover your paper toweltube with an 11 x 6 inchpiece of construction paper.

    Make pennants for otherthemes or for a specialbirthday.

    Attach streamers or ribbonsto your pennant to make itreally special.

    Experiment with othershaped pennants. Thereare some examples on thebottom of the page.

    More Ideas...Directions:1. Cut a triangle out of constructionpaper that measures about 8 incheslong and 5 inches wide on the shortside. This is your pennant.

    2. Decorate your pennant with thingsthat remind you of summer. You cancut flowers, watermelon slices, or any-thing else that reminds you of summerout of construction paper and gluethem on your pennant. You can alsocolor pictures, use stickers, cut out pic-tures from magazines, etc. to decorateyour pennant.

    3. When youre done decorating, writethe word Summer across your pen-nant.

    4. Glue your pennant onto a papertowel tube. Glue it to the top so thatthe tube becomes the handle for yourpennant.

    A glue stick, rather thanwhite glue, works great forthis project and creates alot less mess.

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    TissuePaper

    Fireworks

    1 Sheet Black Construction Paper

    Tissue Paper

    Chalk

    White Glue

    Small Paper Plate

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    Older children can draw ascene below the fireworksto make it look like they areexploding over a house,city, etc.

    You can use metalic pensto highlight your fireworksand make them shiny.

    If youre working with a veryyoung child, you may wantto put the lines of glue di-rectly on the paper andshow them how to placetheir tissue paper balls onthe glue lines.

    Try using tissue paper thatsdifferent colors or patterns.

    More Ideas...

    You could do this craft with acraft stick and save yourselfa little mess. Draw a line withyour glue stick and then pressthe paper into the line of glue.Tissue paper is so thin that itshould stick without any prob-lem.

    Craft Tip...

    Directions:1. Cut tissue paper into 1 - 2 inchsquares.

    2. Draw a firework pattern in chalk onthe black paper. This will serve as aguide for the tissue paper.

    3. Pour a little bit of glue into a smallpaper plate.

    4. Loosely crumple up a square of tis-sue paper. Dip it into the glue and placeit on the pattern. Continue to crumple,dip, and place until you have completedyour fireworks. Depending on the sizeof your paper and fireworks, you maywant to put a couple on the same page.

    This is a fun project for kids because itgives a three dimensional effect for thefireworks AND they get to crumple uppaper. What could be better!

    If youre planning to attend afireworks show, this would bea good opportunity to talk withyour child about fireworks andhow loud they are so that theywont be afraid of the realones.

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    MessyManeLion

    2 Large Paper Plates

    Golden Yellow Tempera Paint

    Brown, Yellow, Orange, Black and WhiteConstruction Paper

    Scissors

    Paint Brush

    Glue Stick

    Stapler

    Black Marker

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    Directions:

    1. Paint the back side of 2 paper platesgolden yellow. Let dry.

    2. Cut several rectangles about 2 x3inches out of brown, orange, and yel-low construction paper.

    3. Put the 2 plates together with theunpainted sides together and stapleonce to hold them together. Gatherup 4-5 rectangles and sandwich thembetween the two plates, making surethat at least 2 inches of the rectanglesstick out from between the plates.Staple in place. Continue all the wayaround the plate. Try to overlap therectangles a little. This will be the lionsmane.

    3. Cut slices into the rectangles all theway around the plate to create fringe.Use your hand or a pencil to roll thefringe toward the inside and separateeach piece of paper. The more youmess up the mane, the better it looks.

    4. Cut out 2 white ovals and 2 smallblack ovals to make the eyes and thepupils. Glue the pupils on the eyesand the eyes onto the lion. Draw therest of the face with a black marker.Cut 6 thin strips of black paper to makewhiskers and glue them on.

    This project is a lot of fun forkids because they dont haveto be careful with it for fearof tearing it up. The morethey mess around with themane, the better it looks!

    Comments

    Although small children wontbe able to assemble the lion,they can get in some goodcutting practice while cuttingthe mane into fringe.

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    Tape a craft stick to the backof the lion to give kids some-thing to hold and play withtheir creation -- making it apuppet.

    More Ideas...

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    Autumn

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    SchoolTime

    Printer and Paper

    Crayons

    Scissors

    Glue

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    1. Print the picture on the next pageon plain paper.

    2. Color the school bus. Color the pic-tures of the people or animals you wanton your school bus.

    3. Cut out the squares on the dottedline and paste them into the windowson the school bus.

    3. Have your child explain why theychose each of the people or animalson your school bus.

    This is a good opportunity forkids to use their observationalskills. In addition, they get thechance to practice their rea-soning skills.

    Some kids may take the cor-rect path and only put chil-dren on their bus. Othersmay prefer the animals, andstill others may choose all thehappy characters.

    There is no right answer.However, for a child to prac-tice their logic skills, you haveto make them explain whythey chose each of the ani-mals or children on their bus.

    Skill Building

    This project is not exactly a craft, butit will keep your child engaged for alittle while with little guidance on yourpart. This one is exceptionally easyfor parents and provides a lot of goodskill building exercises for kids.

    I decided to include a school busproject because my son is absolutelycrazy about them. We have a stopright in front of our house. He runs tothe window whenever he hears themcoming and waves to all the kids. Hecant wait to be a big kid so he canride the bus too... but I can!

    Comments

    Mount all the pictures and thebus on cardboard. Attachvelcro to the back of thepieces and the windows, andchange the people on the busaccording to mood.

    More Ideas...

    Directions:

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    Clear Container with Lid

    Water

    Cooking Oil

    Food Coloring

    LavaLamp

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    1. Fill container 1/2 to 2/3 full of water.

    2. Add several drops of food coloring(any color) to the water. Put the lid onand shake it up to make sure the wa-ter and food coloring are well mixed.

    3. Fill the container the rest of the wayfull with cooking oil. Tighten the lid sothat child cant open it. Seal the lid ifpossible.

    4. Gently turn the container upsidedown and then right side up to see thelava lamp effect.

    This is a good opportunity totalk with your child about thedifferences between oil andwater. Make it a scienceproject, rather than just a neatthing to make.

    Ask your child to make pre-dictions about what will hap-pen each step of the process.For example:

    What will happen when weadd the food coloring?

    What will happen when weadd the oil?

    What happens if we shake itup?

    What happens if we let it sitfor awhile?

    Skill Building

    If youre concerned about thelid coming off, spread somehot glue around the threadsof the lid before you put it onthe bottle. That should sealit in place.

    Craft Tip...

    Its impossible to illustrate this craft, butkids will find it interesting. You can re-ally use any type of container that hasa good solid lid that you can tightendown. Whatever container you choose,I recommend using something that islong and slender, rather than short andfat. The effect is easier to see that way.

    Once you make one of these, youll beable to keep it around a long time. Kidswill continue to go back to this if youmake it available. I suggest that youonly allow your child to play with thelava lamp under supervision.

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    FallDiorama

    Glue

    Tempera Paint

    Hot Glue

    Scissors

    Crayons

    Shoebox With Lid

    Things From Nature

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    1. Turn shoebox over on its side andset it inside the lid. This will create atray for your diorama. Glue down withhot glue (a job for an adult).

    Kids will get a good chanceto exercise their observa-tional skills with this craft.This will also help reinforceseasonal concepts.

    On first glance, this mayseem like a project that istoo difficult for younger chil-dren... its actually perfect.

    I called this a diorama, butfor a very young child itsreally just a collage.

    Skill BuildingDirections:

    The template pieces on thenext page are really only de-signed to supplement what achild collects.

    Some of the things that achild collects may not glueeasily to the diorama. A pi-necone, for example, wontstick very well with white glue.On these types of items usea glue gun.

    Craft Tip...

    2. Paint shoebox a fall color inside andout. Let dry completely. Color the tem-plates on the next page and cut out.Glue to the inside of the box, along theback and side walls. Make a tab at thebottom of the tree and squirrel to makethem stand up. Let dry.

    3. Go on a nature walk and collectthings that represent Autumn, likeacorns, fallen leaves, twigs, pinecones, etc. When you return from thewalk, glue all the things you found in-side your shoebox to create a fall di-orama.

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    Youll Need

    Sheet of Black Construction Paper

    White Tempera Paint

    Black Marker

    Small Paper Plate

    Ghostly

    Handprints

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    If youre doing this for a pre-school or daycare, you canhave several childrenstamp on the same largepiece of paper to create avariety of ghosts.

    You can also do this projectby using a footprint insteadof a handprint.

    Instead of using a markerto draw in the ghosts face,you could dip an index fin-ger into black paint and dabon 2 eyes and an Omouth.

    To make this project morechallenging, you could drawa scary scene in chalk onyour paper first, and thenturn it upside down to stampyour handprints.

    More Ideas...

    Having a bucket of warmwater handy will make thisproject a lot easier to cleanup.

    Craft Tip...

    Directions:

    1. Pour some white tempera paint intoa small paper plate.

    2. Dip the palm and fingers of yourhand into the paint. Stamp hand ontothe black construction paper with fin-gers together. You can do this a coupleof times if you have room. Let dry com-pletely.

    3. Turn the paper upside down so thatthe fingers are facing down. Use yourblack marker to draw scary faces onyour ghosts.

    The Little OldLady Who Was

    Not Afraid ofAnything

    Miss FionasStupendous

    Pumpkin Pies

    Great Reading...

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    Black Construction Paper

    A Toilet Paper Tube

    Glue Stick

    Scissors

    Printer and Paper

    ToiletPaper

    Tube Bat

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    Directions:

    1. Print out the template and copy thewings and the feet onto black construc-tion paper. Print out the face on whitepaper and color (So youll be able tosee it.) Cut out the wings, feet, andface.

    2. Cover the toilet paper tube with a 4

    x 6 inch piece of black construction pa-per. Glue the paper in place.

    3. Fold the feet where indicated andglue the tab onto the bottom of thecovered tube. Glue the face onto thetube on the same side as the feet. Foldthe wings in half, open back up, andglue around the back side of the tube.See the picture above for placement.

    These bats dont have to beblack, you can make yourbat any color you want. Mydaughter always insists thateverything be pink.

    Glue wiggle eyes over thetop of the eyes for a differ-ent effect.

    To make this more chal-lenging, print it all out onblack paper and then cutout small pieces of whitepaper to make the fangsand eyes.

    Make this a spooky bat byfollowing the directionsabove and then using reddots for the eyes.

    More Ideas...

    Although you can usewhite household glue forthis project, I do recom-mend using a glue stick in-stead. It holds well, wontwrinkle or pucker the pa-per, and is a lot less messy.

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    fold

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    Black Construction Paper

    Orange, Light Green, and White TemperaPaint

    Yarn Scraps

    Scissors

    SlimyWorm

    Painting

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    Sprinkle a little glitter or sandon the finished painting whilestill wet.

    Add a little sand to the paintand mix up. This will makeyour worms seem even moreslimy.

    Use pink, purple, and bluepaint on black paper for a verydifferent look... You couldeven do this for anothertheme, like IndependenceDay.

    This is a great Halloweencraft, especially if you sparkthe childs imagination abouthow these are creepy wormsthat they are painting with.Its also fun to do with a groupof kids, like for a Halloweenparty. This project will evenkeep the attention of veryyoung children.

    More Ideas...1. Pour tempera paint out onto smallpaper plates, one for each color youreusing. Thin the paint slightly with wa-ter if its too thick.

    2. Cut a piece of yarn for each coloryoure using thats about 8 inches long.You can also use different widths ofyarn.

    3. Dip the yarn into the paint and thendrag it across your piece of construc-tion paper. Try to use a different pieceof yarn for each color of paint so thepaint doesnt get muddy.

    Kids can pretend that they arepainting with slimy worms. Re-member, this craft is about thefun of painting with worms. Itdoesnt matter if it actually lookslike anything when its done.Once they are done with theirworm paintings, let the picturedry completely.

    NOTE: This project can get verymessy, so make sure that kidsare wearing old clothes or apainting smock. You may alsowant to keep some paper towelsand water available to wipe theirhands.

    Directions:

    Tape your paper down to thetable before starting to paintto cut down on the mess.

    Craft Tip...

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    Brown Construction Paper

    3 Other Colors Construction Paper

    Scissors

    Stapler or Glue

    NativeAmericanHeadband

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    Directions:1. Cut 2 strips of brown constructionpaper that are the full length of the pa-per and about 2 inches wide. Staplethem together on the ends, overlapingabout 2 inches. Fit them around yourchilds head and then staple them onthe other end. You should have aheadband that is the right size for yourchild.

    2. Cut 3 feather shapes measuringabout 6 - 8 inches long and 2 incheswide. Each of the feathers should bea different color.

    3. Cut slits in the feather shapes tomake them look more real. Dont cutall the way through the feather, only cutabout half an inch in. Cut slits the fulllength of each feather on both sides.

    4. Staple or glue the feathers onto theinside of the headband so that theystick up when worn.

    ThanksgivingDay

    You can do fun things likemake up an Indian name foryour child and write that onthe headband.

    Try doing this project withreal feathers instead if pa-per feathers.

    You can make this projectmuch more challenging bycreating an entireheadress: Put feathers allthe way around yourheadband, staple a strip ofpaper to the back of theheadband, and cover theentire thing with paperfeathers.

    This is an ideal project todo for Thanksgiving. Thisis a good opportunity to talkto your child about Ameri-can Indians and their con-tributions to Thanksgiving.

    This project provides a lotof good cutting practice.

    More Ideas...

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    Youll Need

    A Printer

    Printer Paper

    Thin Cardboard

    Scissors

    Glue

    Markers or Crayons

    Transparent Tape

    4 x 6 Inch Photograph

    SnowPlay

    PictureFrame

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    1. Print out the template on the next page onprinter paper or construction paper.

    2. Color the frame.

    3. Glue the frame to thin cardboard and letdry. (Cereal box cardboard works well.)

    4. Cut out picture frame, including the centerhole.

    5. Fit the frame over your photo and tape itto the frame on the back side.

    Glue sticks work well for thisproject because they wontsoak through the paper anddiscolor the picture.

    An exacto knife makesquick work of the centerhole, for grown-ups only, ofcourse!

    The reason for gluing theframe to the cardboard be-fore you cut it out is to avoidcutting it out twice.

    Craft Tip...

    1. Glue a loop of ribbon to theback to make a hanger.

    2. Use archival tape instead ofscotch tape so that picture andframe can be placed in childsscrapbook.

    3. Cover photograph with con-tact paper or put a thin piece ofplastic between frame andphoto to protect it.

    4. Write the title and date or yearto create a keepsake.

    More IdeasDirections:

    This is a really easy way to helpyour child build some memories.Kids love to see themselves in pic-tures.

    This is also a good way to showyour child that you value them.After all, if you have framed orhelped them frame a picture thatthey are in, then they must be im-portant.

    I have more memory making andtemplate crafts planned for futurerelease, so watch for them on theweb site.

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    Youll Need

    MittenOrnaments

    Felt

    Scissors

    Glue

    Twine or Yarn

    Permanent Marker

    Thin Cardboard

    Sharp Object to Make Hole in FeltDecorating Accessories

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    You dont have to use felt forthis project. Try making mit-tens out of construction pa-per.

    These make great decora-tions for Winter too!

    You can use these orna-ments to decorate otherparts of your house. Forexample, they look reallynice hanging over a door-knob, hanging from a largewreath, or even hangingfrom a chandalier.

    Dont forget to write thechilds name and the yearon the back with a perma-nent marker to create akeepsake that will hang onyour Christmas tree foryears.

    More Ideas...Directions:

    1. Trace the childs hand onto a pieceof thin cardboard with their fingers to-gether and their thumb out. Using thetracing, create a mitten shape aroundthe traced hand. Cut out the mittenshape.

    2. Fold over a piece of felt so that thereis a double thickness. Trace the mit-ten out onto the double thickness offelt with a permanent marker. Cut outmitten through both layers. This willproduce two identical mittens - one forthe right hand and one for the left.

    3. Create a hole through the wrist ofeach mitten. Thread a piece of twinethats about 10 - 12 inches long througheach of the holes and tie it together.This will create a loop that connectsboth mittens.

    4. Using a little glue, you can deco-rate your mittens with scaps of felt, rib-bons, sequins, buttons, lace, etc.

    5. Once completely dry, you can hangyour ornament by draping it over a limbon the Christmas tree.

    If you have trouble gettingthe felt to stick together, oryoure working with animpatiet audience, you maywant to use hot glue instead.

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    New YearCalendar

    The 12 Month Templates

    A Printer

    Paper

    Crayons

    Pen or Marker

    Stapler

    Hole Punch

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    1. Print out the templates on the nexttwelve pages. One for each month ofthe year.

    2. Write the correct numbers for thedays of each month. Color the pictures.

    3. Staple the pages together, inmonthly order, at the top. Three stapleswork well, one in the middle and a quar-ter of the way in on both sides. Puncha hole in the top center so the calen-dar can be hung.

    Talk with the child abouteach month as you go.Whats special each month?What holidays are in eachmonth? What month is thechilds birthday? What sea-son is it?

    This is also a great way toget in some counting andpractice writing letters.

    Skill Building

    I know its kind of a pain inthe neck to write in all thenumbers for each month, butit was the only way to makethe template usable year af-ter year.

    This project is definitely bestdone over a few days.

    Comments

    This calendar would make a greatGrandparent gift!

    You could print out the calendar onheavier paper and cover the picture inthe top box with your childs photo!

    Chicken Soupwith Rice: A Book

    of Months

    The Seasonsof Arnold'sApple Tree

    More Ideas...

    Directions:

    Check out these books for more help onthe concepts of seasons and months:

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    ValentineGarland

    Pink and Red Construction Paper

    Scissors

    Pinch-Type Clothespins

    Twine

    Glue

    Decorating Accessories

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    If you are doing this projectfor a daycare or preschoolclass, have each childdecorate one heart for thegarland, write their name onit, and hang it to share withthe rest of the class. Its agreat way to give kids asense of belonging in theirschool.

    This project is a great wayto inexpensively celebrateand decorate for the holi-days, seasons, months, oranything you want to teachyour child.

    You can hang just aboutanything on your garland,other cut outs, fall leaves,Christmas ornaments, plas-tic toys, etc. Simply takedown the hearts and ex-change them with anothertheme.

    This is great for a kidsroom!

    More Ideas...1. Cut a piece of twine, thin rope, oryarn as long as you want your garlandto be.

    2. Cut several hearts out of pink andred construction paper. Youll need oneheart for every 6 - 8 inches of your gar-land. You can use the heart on the nextpage as a guide for how large yourhearts need to be. Double, triple, orquadruple your paper to cut severalhearts out at a time.

    3. After you cut out your hearts, youcan begin decorating them. Try tomake each one different to get the besteffect for your garland. You can useany materials you choose: glitter, doi-lies, stickers, markers, crayons, smallerheart centers, etc.

    4. After youre done decorating thehearts and glue has dried, use theclothespins to clip the hearts onto thetwine. Clip each heart about 6 - 8inches apart, leaving a little extra oneach end for hanging.

    Tip: It may be easier to hang yourgarland before you clip your heartsto it.

    Directions:

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    IndexIndexIndexIndexIndex

    AAAAAacorns 49American Indians 59apple prints 9April 66August 66Autumn 14, 42, 49

    BBBBBbat 53bear 32birthday 37bouquet 25brads 20Budding Trees 22buttons 20

    CCCCCcalendar 66cardboard 61, 64cardboard box buildings 9chalk 39, 52Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months 67choking hazzard 20Christmas 64Christmas tree 65clothespin butterfly 9clothespins 80Coffee Filter Flower 24collage 49construction paper 22, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36,38, 40, 51, 53, 56, 58, 80container 46cooking oil 46

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    copyright 2craft scissors 25craft stick 41craft sticks 18crafting 7, 13, 20crayons 9, 36, 43, 48, 61, 66cutting practice 41, 59

    DDDDDdaycare 35, 52December 66decorating accessories 36, 64, 80difficult 14diorama 49double duty 15

    EEEEEe-book features 15Easter 28egg 28external links 15eyedropper 24

    FFFFFfabric 25Fall Diorama 48feathers 59February 66felt 64finger painting 8fireworks 38flower 25, 34food coloring 24, 46footprint 52foreign language 13Foreword 7

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    GGGGGgarland 80ghost 51Ghostly Handprints 51glue 43, 48, 58, 61, 64, 80glue gun 49glue stick 18, 32, 36, 40, 53Grandparent gift 67Great Reading 52, 59, 67

    HHHHHHalloween 57handprint craft 14, 23, 35, 51Handy Flower 34headband 59hearts 81hole punch 20, 66holiday crafts 14hot glue 18, 20, 47, 48, 65

    IIIIIideas 14indian 58internal links 15

    JJJJJJanuary 66July 66June 66

    KKKKKkings crown 9kleenex 25

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    LLLLLlarge craft stick defined 18Lava Lamp 46learning crafts 14learning opportunity 15learning tools 15leaves 49Leprechaun 26lion 40Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons 11Little Kid Paper Plate Crafts 11

    MMMMMMarch 66markers 32, 36, 40, 51, 61, 66May 66memory craft 61, 65, 67memory crafts 14Messy Mane Lion 40Miss Fionas Stupendous Pumpkin Pies 52Mitten Ornaments 64months 67Mothers Day 25

    NNNNNNative American Headband 58nature 48navigation 16Navigation Features 4New Year Calendar 66non-toxic 20November 66

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    OOOOOoatmeal container drum 9October 66organized 4, 14ornament 64

    PPPPPpaint brush 32, 34, 40paper bags 25paper plate 10, 11, 18, 26, 32, 40Paper Plate Bear 32paper plate crafts 14paper towel tube 36pennant 36permanent marker 64phonics 13photograph 61, 67piano 13picture frame 61pine cone 49pipe cleaner 24playdough 25popscicle stick 18potato peeler 9preparation 19preschool 35, 52preschool provider 35preschoolers 7printing 17puppet 41

    QQQQQno entries

    RRRRRrecycling crafts 14Recycling Sculpture 9role play 13

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    SSSSSsafety 20safety scissors 20school bus 44School Time 43science project 47scissors 32, 36, 40, 43, 48, 53, 56, 58, 61, 64, 80scroll bar 17seasonal 14seasons 67September 66shoebox 48skill builder 15skill building worksheets 13skill level 14Slimy Worm Painting 56small craft stick defined 18snow 61Snow Play Picture Frame 61Spring 14, 21, 35stapler 40, 58, 66stapling 18, 20styrofoam 25Summer 14, 31, 35, 36Summer Pennant 36

    TTTTTtempera paint 22, 26, 32, 34, 40, 48, 51, 56template 33, 49, 54template craft 44, 61, 66, 81template crafts 14terra cotta pot 25Thanksgiving 59Thanksgiving Day 59The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything 52The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree 67theme 13, 37

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    three dimensional 29, 39tisssue paper 38tissue paper 25, 28Tissue Paper Easter Egg 28Tissue Paper Fireworks 38toddlers 7toilet paper tube 53Toilet Paper Tube Bat 53tongue depresser 18transparent tape 61twigs 49twine 64, 80

    UUUUUno entries

    VVVVVValentine Garland 80vegetable prints 9

    WWWWWwatercolor 25website 10white glue 18, 28, 38wiggle eyes 54Winter 14, 60Winter decoration 65Wood Sculpture 9woven berry baskets 9

    XXXXXno entries

    YYYYYyarn 56, 64

    ZZZZZzoo 13

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    Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank You!Thank you for downloading Little Kid Crafts Mini-Book, andfor taking the time to read it. I hope youve found it to be a greataddition to your kid crafting library.

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    ContentsForewordA few notes before we start...How The Book Is Special E-Book FeaturesInternal and External LinksPrinting FeaturesA Few Ground Rules...Preparation is Golden...A Note On Safety...SpringBudding TreesCoffee Filter FlowerPaper Plate LeprechaunTissue Paper Easter EggSummerPaper Plate Bear"Handy" FlowerSummer PennantTissue Paper FireworksMessy Mane LionAutumnSchool Time"Lava" LampFall DioramaGhostly HandprintsToilet Paper Tube BatSlimy Worm PaintingNative American HeadbandWinterSnow Play Picture FrameMitten OrnamentsNew Year CalendarValentine GarlandIndex

    IndexAacorns American Indians apple prints April August Autumn

    Bbat bear birthday bouquet brads Budding Trees buttons

    Ccalendar cardboard cardboard box buildings chalk Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months choking hazzard Christmas Christmas tree clothespin butterfly clothespins Coffee Filter Flower collage construction paper container cooking oil copyright craft scissors craft stick craft sticks crafting crayons cutting practice

    Ddaycare December decorating accessories difficult diorama double duty

    Ee-book features Easter egg external links eyedropper

    Ffabric Fall Diorama feathers February felt finger painting fireworks flower food coloring footprint foreign language Foreword

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    Iideas indian internal links

    JJanuary July June

    Kking's crown kleenex

    Llarge craft stick defined "Lava" Lamp learning crafts learning opportunity learning tools leaves Leprechaun lion Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons Little Kid Paper Plate Crafts

    MMarch markers May memory craft memory crafts Messy Mane Lion Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pumpkin Pies Mitten Ornaments months Mother's Day

    NNative American Headband nature navigation Navigation Features New Year Calendar non-toxic November

    Ooatmeal container drum October organized ornament

    Ppaint brush paper bags paper plate Paper Plate Bear paper plate crafts paper towel tube pennant permanent marker phonics photograph piano picture frame pine cone pipe cleaner playdough popscicle stick potato peeler preparation preschool preschool provider preschoolers printing puppet

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    Wwatercolor website white glue wiggle eyes Winter Winter decoration Wood Sculpture woven berry baskets

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