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How to Make Paper Mache Paste
This no-cook paper mache paste recipe is a good one to make with kids because it is easy to make and does not require heat.
100 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas
Check out these instructions and learn how to make 100 easy gifts for a holiday, birthday, or any occasion. Using these ideas, you can give everyone you know a homemade gift this year.
Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a variety of paper mache pastes and pulps and also how to paper mache.
Learn How To Paper Mache
You can easily learn how to make paper mache with these instructions. You will find some great paste recipes, step-by-step directions, project ideas, and many helpful hints.
Ice Cream From Snow
Learn how you can make your own ice cream out of snow.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
Printable Paper Doll Body
Print out and color or decorate this paper doll body cutout. A personalized paper doll is sure to make any kid happy.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
Learn How to Make Your Own Pinata
You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make a pinata using items you probably already have around your house.
Printable Paper Dolls
You can download, print out, and color all of these paper dolls and then have some fun coloring them in and cutting them out.
How to Make a Paper Mache Mask
This craft tutorial teaches you how to make a paper mache mask using your own face as a mold.
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds
You can use many items you have laying around your house for paper mache. Check out this list and start creating!
Free Printable Calendars
Use these free, printable calendar templates and you can make your own calendars for this year and many others. You can also find creative ways to decorate those calendars.
30+ Crafts Your Teen is Gonna Love!
Some teens may claim they don't like crafting, but I bet some of these projects will motive them to get creative.
Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts
If you are looking for ideas for crafts to make to sell at fundraisers and bazaars, check out all of these easy projects.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
To make a diaper cake, you need to roll several diapers! Page 4.
15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10-Minutes
If you are looking for a fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects.
What Unusual Holidays Are in February?
Find out what special events are celebrated during the entire month of February 2013.
9 Step-by-Step Instructions to Basic Tie-Dye
Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic tie-dye techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide
Follow these instructions to learn how to make bean bags. This is a great, simple sewing project!
What Exactly Is Paper Mache Paste, and What Is...
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Paste' - a liquid adhesive usually made using flour and water...
Homemade Valentine Gift Ideas
This year, you can give your Valentine a homemade gift on February 14th.
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower
Find some fun baby shower games. Some are related to Dr. Seuss and some aren't!
Make Your Own Coloring Book with These Free,...
Find out where you can get the best; free coloring book pages; and, also, tips for printing and making your own coloring books.
50 Fun and Easy Winter Crafts Kids Will Love
Check out all of these fast and easy crafts and activities all related to winter.
Q-Tip Paint a Snowy Winter Scene
Painting with Q-tips can be so much fun, kids will love how easy it is to use as a painting tool. Here are the step-by-step instructions to create your own snowy scene!
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
How to Press and Dry Your Flowers
Learn how to save your colorful flowers by drying or pressing them. Great for crafts, decorations, and gifts!
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Gather together all of the supplies you need to make this wreath. Page 2.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden
Follow these instructions and learn how to make step stones. Here are basic techniques, a supply list, and even great pictures to help you make your own personalized garden stepping stones.
Celebrate Special Days With These Calendars
Use this holiday calendar to find creative ideas to help you celebrate many usual and unusual holidays for every month of the year.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
Download one or all of these free iris folding templates.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Printable Coupons Make a Special Gift for Loved...
Follow these instructions and use these printable templates to create fun coupon books you can give to everyone you know.
Fleece Hat Pattern
This easy fleece hat can be made by kids or they make great gifts for your favorite kids.
A Cute and Quirky Flower Pot DIY for Your Garden
Follow these instructions and find out how to make a flower pot man for your garden.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
Celebrate Dr Seuss Birthday in March
Find fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday in March.
Googly Eye Kids Craft Ideas
Googly eyes are such a fun material to use and create with! Since they come in several different sizes, there are many crafty possibilities using googly eyes!
How to Make Garden Stepping Stones in 9 Simple...
Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to make your own garden stepping stones.
Make Any Collage in 4 Easy Steps
Learn how easy it is to make a collage and explore several inspirational collage projects you can create yourself.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
Fun Crafts Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
If you are looking for craft projects that work well for toddlers and preschoolers, check out all of these tutorials.
Make Your Own Paper Lantern with This Easy...
This paper lantern is easy to make and can be embellished to match any decor or to suit any occassion.
Try This Free, Cute and Printable Heart...
Print out this free heart template and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
Try This Cute Candy Flower Project
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a rose bud using two candy Kisses and a few other supplies.
Mardi Gras Activities and Crafts
Explore a variety of fun crafts and activities you can do to help celebrate Mardi Gras with your family.
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
Fun Valentine's Day Craft Ideas and Activities
Find many fun crafts, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate Saint Valentine's Day.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Winter Hat Coloring Page
Print out and color or decorate this winter hat coloring book page.
What is Paper Mache Pulp?
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Pulp' - a thick mixture used for adding details and dimension to paper mache project...
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
Tweens Will Love These Fun Craft Projects
Browse through a collection of craft projects that may appeal to kids that are between 11 and 14 years old.
Paper Mache Globe Craft
Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques.
Check Out These Free Printable Valentine's Day...
You can download and print out these bingo game pieces to play at your next Valentine's Day party.
Winter Stocking Cap
PD - Winter Stocking CapPrint out and color or decorate this winter stocking cap for your paper doll. Page 6.
Craft Idea: Turn CDs into Cute Animals
Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies.
February 2013 Calendar of Events
Find out what holidays, special events, and birthdays are celebrated in the month of February. Plus, find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities to help you celebrate.
Homemade Costume Ideas for Halloween
Find instructions for making a large selection of costumes. Some of these costume ideas are fast and simple, some are a little more complex, but all of them are unique and inspiring!
Try This Free, Fun and Printable Dr. Seuss...
Download and print out this free Dr. Seuss book trivia game.
Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar
These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift giving list!
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Kid of the Year Certificate
Print out this certificate and present it to a special Kid. Page 2.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Easy Crafts for Kindergarteners
If you are looking for a craft project to do with a 4 to 6 year old, browse through this list and choose a few to try.
Use This (Free) Printable Star Pattern for...
Download and print out this star pattern you can use as a coloring page or a template.
Finger Crochet for Kids
Learn to finger crochet with kids and make all sorts of fun projects with yarn. It's easy to learn and fun to create. Have fun with finger crochet!
Try This Fun and Easy Sock Snowman Craft
Find out how to make a snowman out of a sock, submitted by H. Marie. An easy project with fantastic results!
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Own...
Learn how to make garden stepping stones. Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your stepping stones.
How to Make Your Own 'Soft and Squishy' Puffy...
Kim Rife explains how to create your own 'soft and squishy' paint that is not only fun to paint with but looks cool once it dries.
Paper Mache Ideas
If you are looking for inspiration and instructions for making a paper mache project, check out all of these ideas complete with instructions.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pinata
See a photograph of a great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pinata, made by Sasa from Serbia. Page 7.
Make This Adorable Heart Penguin Craft for...
Learn how you can craft an adorable penguin out of hearts.
Headband
Print out and color or decorate this headband for your paper doll. Page 7.
Print This Free Rainbow Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of a Rainbow.
Super Bowl Crafts and Activities
Root your favorite football team to a victory with the help of these fun crafts and activities.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
11 Helpful Tips for Better Paper Mache Projects
Find many helpful tips you will want to read through before you start on a paper mache project.
Earth Coloring Page
Print out this free Earth picture and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Make Greeting Card Boxes with This Step-by-Step...
Find out how you can easily create small boxes using old greeting cards. This is a great way to use up Christmas cards, birthday cards, and more.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Make This Easy Hugs Box Craft for Any Special...
A visitor nicknamed Pathfinder gives instructions for making a fun gift, complete with a printable poem.
Make This Fun Shoe Box Guitar
Show your kids how they can transform an old shoe box and a paper towel roll into a fun guitar.
Print These Cute Animal Bingo Game Cards
Download and print out free bingo game cards that all have an animal theme.
Winter Boots
Print out and color or decorate these winter boots for your paper doll. Page 9.
Sandals
Print out and color or decorate these sandals for your paper doll. Page 8.
February Holidays in 2013
Long list of holidays and special days celebrated in February 2013.
Handprint Mask Craft
Find out how to create a unique mask using your own hand prints and a few other supplies through this series of directions and images.
Girl's Dress Shoes
Print out and color or decorate thhis pair of girl's dress shoes for your paper doll. Page 10.
Make Your Own Crocheted Greeting Card Bowl
Edith shares how she turned a handful of greeting cards into a beautiful bowl or basket.
Your Kids Will Love These Printable Alphabet...
Print and color alphabet pictures, and use them to make a collage, coloring book, or other creative projects.
Spiderman Pinata
This amazing spiderman pinata is made using a balloon and paper mache techniques. Page 8.
January 21st, 2013 Calendar of Events
Discover what special reasons there are to celebrate on January 21st.
Fleece Pom-Pom Ball
Discover how easy it is to form a ball shape out of the fleece strips.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
DIY: Craft a Felt Bean Bag
Craft up a few of these fun felt bean bags for a kids craft day! These are perfect for kids to help with. They will love to help make their felt shape and fill it full with dry beans.
Heart Crafts
Whether you are looking for a craft to make for Valentine's Day or just because, check out all of these craft projects that include hearts.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how easy it is to sew up a small purse or even two.
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
Free Craft Supplies
Check out these free offers for craft supplies and other items you can use to make crafts.
How to Make Your Own 3D Glasses
You can download this printable 3-d glasses template as either a JPEG file or a PDF file.
How to Create a Story Sack
Learn how to create your own story sacks. Make a story sack for several different books and watch how they help to encourage your kids to read.
Rain Boots
Print out and color or decorate these rain boots for your paper doll. Page 11.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
Create a Strong, Durable Resin Paper Mache...
This paper mache paste dries to a very hard finish to make your finished projects more durable.
How to Make a Clay Volcano
Follow these instructions and you can make an erupting volcano using clay and some simple household items.
How to Make Crafts Using Terra Cotta Pots
Find instructions to make a variety of crafts using terra cotta pots.
How to Make a Stress Ball
A simple how-to on making a stress ball out of a balloon. This squishable craft makes a fun gift! Difficulty: Average. Time Required: 20 minutes.
4 Tips for Watercoloring With Kids
You are set with all the steps for storage and management of watercoloring with little ones, here are 6 watercolor crafts you can do with kids!
Make Your Own Unique Duct Tape Wallet with This...
Follow these simple directions and you can make your own duct tape wallet.
Jesus Loves Me Coloring Page
Print out and color or decorate this coloring book page featuring a heart that says "Jesus Loves Me".
Group Costume Ideas
Here are some fun group costume ideas for Halloween or any occasion. Most of these costume ideas can be used by anywhere from 1 to 10+ people.
What is Paper Mache
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache' - A crafting technique which uses pieces of paper...
Mosaic Projects
Gather your supplies, read though my mosaic how-to, and then try your hand at one or more of these mosaic projects.
Print These Special Family Coupons to Give as...
Here are some black and white coupons you can print out to give as gifts.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Book Bag
Print out and color or decorate this book bag for your paper doll. Page 13.
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
Check out all of these craft projects you can make using toilet paper rolls and submit your own ideas.
What is a Paper Mache Form
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Form' - the base or framework for your paper mache project...
Purse
Print out and color or decorate this purse for your paper doll. Page 14.
How to Make a 'Boo-Boo' Bunny
Use these step-by-step directions to craft a bunny using a wash rag and a few other supplies.
Make Your Own Beaded Safety Pin Jewelry with...
Find out how you can make great jewelry using safety pins and seed beads. Fun items to wear, share, and swap.
Sneakers/Tennis Shoes
Print out and color or decorate these shoes for your paper doll. Page 12.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
Paper Doll Accessories
While you are designing fashionable outfits for your paper doll, don't forget to make some matching accessories.
Hockey Player Survival Kit Gift
Create this fun gag gift for any hockey player or coach. A great way to start the season or a great end-of-the-season or Christmas gift.
9 Fun Duct Tape Crafts
Explore a variety of crafts you can make using colorful duct tape. Find free project sheets to make bracelets, a wallet, and even more fun crafts.
Blank Favor Bag Template - Free, Printable Crafts
Print out this free template and make your own personalized party favor bags.
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