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  • SummerCraftsforKidseBook

    Findthousandsoffreecraftprojects,decoratingideas,handmadegiftoptionsandmoreatwww.FaveCrafts.com. 2

    ThecontentsofthiseBook,includingallcraftprojects,arethepropertyofFaveCrafts.comandcannotbedistributedorpublishedwithoutpermissionfromFaveCrafts.Anysyndicationrequestsmaybe

    directedtoFaveCrafts.

    2009,PrimePublishingLLC,AllRightsReserved.

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    LetterfromtheEditors

    DearReader,

    Craftsarecertainlyfunforkidsbutdidyouknowtheyarealsoveryimportantfordevelopment?Researchshowsthatartsandcraftshelpkidstodevelopbraincapacityinearlychildhood.Participatinginartsandcraftsalsoencouragesselfconfidence,concentrationandpositivesocialskillssuchasflexibilityandcooperation.

    Withthesummerquicklyapproaching,theeditorshereatFaveCraftshaveputtogetheraresourceforcampcounselors,parents,babysitters,andothersfulloffunandvariedcraftprojectsforkids.Thesecraftprojectsaretheperfectwaytokeepkidsentertainedwhileoutofschool,especiallyonrainydays.WehopeyouenjoydoingtheseprojectswiththekidsasmuchasweenjoyedputtingthisfunfilledeBooktogether.

    Youcanfindmoreholidaycraftprojects,greatactivitiesforkidsandextensivedecoratingideasatwww.FaveCrafts.com.

    OureBooks,likeallourcraftprojects,areabsolutelyFREEtomembersofourcraftingcommunity.Pleasefeelfreetosharewithfamilyandfriendsandaskthemtosignupatourwebsiteforourfreeemailnewsletter.

    Wehopeyouenjoyreadingandcreating!

    Sincerely,

    The Editors of FaveCrafts

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    TableofContents

    How to Finger Knit ....................................................................................................................... 5

    Beady Foam Turtle ....................................................................................................................... 6

    Birds of a Feather.......................................................................................................................... 8

    Cat Bottle Bank ........................................................................................................................... 10

    Origami Tulip Card .................................................................................................................... 11

    Fun Frisbees ................................................................................................................................ 16

    Flower T-Shirt ............................................................................................................................. 17

    Dough Hand Photo Frame ......................................................................................................... 19

    Colorful Tissue Paper Frames ................................................................................................... 21

    Butterfly Pocket Pal .................................................................................................................... 23

    Buddy Up With Your Finger Friends ....................................................................................... 24

    Fuzzy Critter Crafts for Kids .................................................................................................... 26

    Guest Tutorial: Recycled Crayons ............................................................................................ 28

    How to Make Silly Putty............................................................................................................. 31

    Guest Tutorial: Freezer Paper Stencil Fun .............................................................................. 32

    It's an Alien, It's an Alien ........................................................................................................... 35

    Spring Butterfly .......................................................................................................................... 37

    Friendly Penguin ......................................................................................................................... 39

    Best Friends Wreath ................................................................................................................... 41

    Punch Art Flower Garden .......................................................................................................... 43

    Key Hook for Dad ....................................................................................................................... 45

    Recycled Yogurt Cup Bud Vase ................................................................................................ 47

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    HowtoFingerKnit

    Fingerknittingisdonewithoutneedlesandisagreatwaytointroducechildrentoknitting.Withtheirnewskill,kidscanmakescarves,headbands,andtoys.Thebasicconceptofknittingisgraspedbeforekidseverypickupaknittingneedle!

    Materials:

    BallorSkeinofYarn(Anyyarnwilldo,butIrecommendchunky,colorfulyarnforchildren.) BothHands PlasticLargeEyeSewingNeedleTofinishupheadbands,scarvesandotherprojects,thisnot

    sharpneedleisperfectforkids.

    Steps:

    1. Ifyouarerighthanded,useyourlefthandtoholdtheyarn.Laytheyarnacrossyourupturnedpalmwiththetailoftheyarn(theend)heldbetweenyourthumbandforefinger.

    2. Withtheyarnendattachedtotheballorskein,weavetheyarnthroughyourfingers.Wraptheyarnunderyourpinkyfinger,overyourringfinger,underyourmiddlefingerandovertheforefinger.

    3. Weaveintheoppositedirection.Wraptheyarnunderyourforefinger,overyourmiddlefinger,underyourringfinger,andoveryourpinky.

    4. Wraptheyarnunderallthefingerstowardsyourthumbandoverthetopbacktowardsthepinky.Thisshouldbethetopyarn.

    5. Startingwiththepinkyfinger,takethebottomwovenyarnandpullitoverthetop(wrapped)yarn.

    6. Repeatwithremainingthreefingers.

    7. Repeatsteps4through6untilyouhavethedesiredlength.

    8. Pullonthetailoftheyarntotightentheknittingperiodically.

    9. Tofinish,cuttheyarn,leavingseveralinchesofextrayarn.Taketheloopsofyourfingers.Pulltheremainingyarnthroughtheloopsandmakeaknot.

    Voila!

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    BeadyFoamTurtle

    byAmyLawforKreinik

    Ifyouhaveasonordaughterwhoalwayswantedapetturtle,butYOUdidn'twanttotakecareofapetturtle,makethiscutenomessversionoutoffoamsheets,beads,andcolorfulmetallicthreads.Yourkidswilllovemakingthiseasy"pet"that'spocketsized!

    Materials:

    Green&YellowFunFoam(Westrimbrand) Blue&Yellowcabochons 8x10TreasureTapeSheet DiamondBeadlets KreinikDimensionalThreads:GoldBraidAssortment

    Steps:

    1. Usingthetemplate,traceyourpiecesontothegreenandyellowfunfoam.Cutthemoutcarefully.Useanxactoknifetocutouttheholesinthe"shell"layerofthepattern.Peelbackthewhitebackersideofyourtapeandplacetheyellowbodylayeronthetape.Cutouttheshapeandrepeattoapplytapetothesecondside.Pressoutfromthecenterwithyourfingerstosmoothoutanyairbubbles.

    2. Peelbacktheredlineronthebottomofyouryellowpiece.Placeyourfeetandtailpiecesonthetape,andthenaligntheyellowbodyshapewiththebottomgreenshape.Presstoadherefirmly.Peeltheredlineroffthetopofyouryellowbodypiece.Alignthetopgreenpieceoverit,andpressthemtogether.

    3. Begintoembellish.Useyourgoldthreadstomakeapatternonyour"shell".

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    4. Whenfinishedembellishing,useyourredlinertopressallthreadsfirmlyintothetape.PlaceyourdesigninatrayorziplocbagandpourDiamondBeadletsovertheexposedtape.Swirlwithyourfingerstocoverfully.Taptoremoveexcessbeadlets.

    Kreinikthreadsavailablethroughneedleworkstoresorwww.kreinik.com.

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    BirdsofaFeather

    By:KathleenGeorgeforStyrofoamBrandFoam

    Thistrendylittlefeatheredbirdcanholdyourgrocerylistorapersonalnotetosomeonespecial.InonlysixstepsKathleenGeorgeshowsushowtomakethisfeatheredfriendausefulfriend.

    Materials:

    STYROFOAMBrandFoam:o Egg,3"

    Acrylicpaints,colorsofchoice Coordinatingcraftfoamcircles,3/8",two Craftfeathers,colorsofchoice Wiggleeyes,1/4",two Blackstringorelasticcord(optional) Woodenspringtypeclothespin Serratedplasticknife Ruler Woodenskewer Roundpaintbrush Disposablepalette Waterbasin Papertowels Scissors Lowtempgluegunandgluesticks Thick,whitecraftglue

    Steps:

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    (Note:Someadultsupervisionrequired;readinstructionsbeforebeginning.Adultsonlyshouldhandletheserratedknife.)

    1. Useserratedplasticknifetocutthinsliceonaslightanglefromnarrowendoffoamegg;thiswillbeneck.Ifdesired,cutthinslicefromonesideofeggsobodywillsitflat.

    2. Useglueguntoglueclothespintoneckareaforhead/beak;openendshouldbeatfrontofbird.Refertophoto.

    3. Insertskewerintobottomofbirdtouseashandle.Holdingskewer,paintentirebirdcolorofchoice;placeinheavyglassorjartodry.Removeskewer.

    4. Useskewertopoketinyholesintoeachsideofbodyfortwotofourfeathers.Applydotofgluetoholeandpushtipoffeatherintoit.

    5. Gluetwocraftfoamcirclestoopposites