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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.
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.
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.
Fun Crafts for a Spooktacular Halloween Party
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
DIY: Scratch Art CD's
Craft scratch art CD's! The iridescent surface of the CDs and DVDs make them a perfect candidate for a scratch art craft. They shine through the black, reflecting other colors, so pretty!
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.
25 DIY Costumes for a Family Themed Halloween
Here are 25 costumes I've found around the internet that would be perfect to choose from for a fun family-themed Halloween.
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!
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.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
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.
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.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
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.
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.
9 Kid-Friendly Gifts to Make for Teacher's Back...
Make your new teachers feel special and welcome with a handmade gift from your kiddos. Any teacher would love one of these kid-friendly gifts that are perfect for back to school. Here are 9 Kid-Friendly Gifts to Make for Teacher's Back to School.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 directions for making a variety of baby shower supplies and games all with a Dr. Seuss theme.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
7 Insect Crafts for Kids to Make
Your kiddos are going to love these insect crafts that I’ve found around the web. Come see all 7 insect craft ideas for kids.
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!
Use This (Free) Printable Star Pattern for...
Download and print out this star pattern you can use as a coloring page or a template.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
Follow along with the directions in this step-by-step tutorial and learn how easy it is to make a diaper cake you can use as a baby shower decoration or gift.
Halloween Feel Box Game
Learn how you can use a box and a variety of gross feeling items to make this fun Halloween or classroom party game.
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.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
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.
Homemade Gift Ideas for Teachers
These gift ideas are perfect way to say thank you to a favorite teacher at the end of a school year or to butter up a teacher at the beginning of the year.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
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.
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.
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!
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Personalized Paper Dolls
This craft is featured in chapter 12 of the About.com Guide to Family Crafts book. Page 9.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
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.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
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.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
College Survival Kit
Follow the instructions shared here and you can make a fun gift for someone you know who is getting ready to start college.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
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.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how easy it is to make your own iris folding projects.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
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.
Ghost Suncatcher
Find out how to make a simple suncatcher that looks like a ghost. This is a great craft for even the youngest child in the family.
Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities
Find many fun Christmas decorations craft ideas, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate the holiday season.
Paper Mache Globe Craft
Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Paper Bag Book Cover
Find out how to make a book cover using a brown paper bag. This is great for covering school text books, notebooks, or any other books you have.
DIY: Washi Tape Pencil Teacher's Gift
We're making a few fun pencil crafts to gift to our teachers. Personalize these fun pencils with washi tape and let them know they're loved. Here's the step-by-step instructions to make these washi tape pencils for teacher!
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
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!
Craft Supply Spotlight: Recycled Paper Tubes
Here are 20 ideas to craft with recycled paper tubes. Start up a collection today from all your used up paper rolls and get ready for craft time!
Teacher's Survival Kit Gift
Follow these directions and make this fun and unique gift to give to a teacher.
How to Make a Bean Bag Toss Game
Have you ever heard of Cornhole? It is actually a really fun outdoor game played somewhat like horseshoes, except you throw bean bags at a 2' x 4' board,
Candy Corn Relay Race
Try this simple Halloween game. Fun and simple party or class game!
Cement or Concrete for Stepping Stones
Here is a list of cements and/or concretes you can use to make garden stepping stones.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
Braided Bracelets
This craft is featured in chapter 12 of the About.com Guide to Family Crafts book. Page 10.
Printable Father's Day Coupons
Here are some fun coupons you can print out to give to dad or any other special guy for Father's Day!
How to Make Hat Crafts
Peruse this collection of hat related crafts and find patterns for hats you can make and wear or just fun hats to craft.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Winter Stocking Cap
PD - Winter Stocking CapPrint out and color or decorate this winter stocking cap for your paper doll. Page 6.
How to Make a Photo Collage
If you are looking for some inspiration for your collage craft, why not make a collage using photos.
Make Spring Flower Yarn Art
We're crafting fun spring flower yarn art! Here's the step-by-step instructions to making yarn art shaped into pretty spring flowers!
8 Ways to Celebrate Back to School
We're just a week away from back to school for my kids here in the Northwest, counting down the days and getting ready! We've done most of the school shopping and organizing, so now it's time to craft up a back to school storm, celebrating our first day of school!
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Print This Free Rainbow Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of a Rainbow.
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.
7 School Bus Crafts for Back to School
Get excited for back to school with these school bus crafts that are simple and super fun! Here are 7 School Bus Crafts for Back to School!!
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
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...
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
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.
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how easy it is to sew up a small purse or even two.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Costumes for Couples
These costume ideas for couples should help spark your creativity whether the costumes is for a romantic couple, a parent and child, or siblings.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
Earth Coloring Page
Print out this free Earth picture and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Headband
Print out and color or decorate this headband for your paper doll. Page 7.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
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.
Create a Strong, Durable Resin Paper Mache...
This paper mache paste dries to a very hard finish to make your finished projects more durable.
Paper Mache Death Star Pinata
See a photograph of a Paper Mache pinata that looks like the Death Star from Star Wars, made by Joey Lopez. Page 21.
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.
Sandals
Print out and color or decorate these sandals for your paper doll. Page 8.
Make Your Own Halloween Decoration Tombstones
Learn several different ways for making tombstones to help you decorate for Halloween.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
Winter Boots
Print out and color or decorate these winter boots for your paper doll. Page 9.
Girl's Dress Shoes
Print out and color or decorate thhis pair of girl's dress shoes for your paper doll. Page 10.
Try This Free, Printable Butterfly Coloring Page
Print out this free butterfly template and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Pine Cone Crafts
If you are looking for crafts made using pine cones, check out this collection of online tutorials.
Sneakers/Tennis Shoes
Print out and color or decorate these shoes for your paper doll. Page 12.
CD Crafts
Find a large selection of crafts you can make using old CDs. You can make everything from an adorable fish to tea light candle holders.
Making Garden Stepping Stones? Don't Miss These...
Read through these tips before you start making your own stepping stones.
Homemade Halloween Costumes
The ideas you find here will inspire you to make your own costumes for Halloween or any occasion you have to dress up. Browse through all of the pictures and then you can submit your own.
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.
Footprint Crafts
Check out all of these fun crafts you can make using your footprints.
How to Make a Stuffed Dummy
Make your own scarecrows and dummy to use as Halloween Decorations and Haunted House Props.
7 Crafts for Ocean Animal Fun
From recycled crafts to yarn and painting, you'll have fun putting together these silly sea animals. How about a crab, a few fish, or even a shark cootie catcher? We also found a few octopus to join the fun. Here are 7 Crafts for Ocean Animal Fun!
Capital A - alphabet Print Color Page
Here is the capital letter A for you to print and color! Print and color alphabet page, and use it to make a collage.
Rain Boots
Print out and color or decorate these rain boots for your paper doll. Page 11.
Mosaic Supplies and Tools
No matter how fancy or simple you want your mosaic to be, there are four main supplies you need; Base, Tessarae, Adhesive and Grout.
Leaf-Shaped Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone made by Carol Jones. The mold for these leaf-shaped stones were actual Hosta and Rhubarb leaves. Page 86.
How to Make Crafts Using Terra Cotta Pots
Find instructions to make a variety of crafts using terra cotta pots.
Christmas Baby Mistletoe and Holly Craft
Angeliina Lawson created this Christmas decoration or tree ornament for her 10-month-old son David's 1st Christmas present for his relatives; and, she was nice enough to share the directions so you can make one too.
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.
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!
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.
Printable Party Invitations
Choose from a variety of invitations you can print out and use to invite people to your next party.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Free Craft Supplies
Check out these free offers for craft supplies and other items you can use to make crafts.
Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones
See a picture of garden stepping stones that Betty Yard made using rhubarb leaves. Page 20.
Ribbon Tab Blanket Craft
This tutorial will teach you how to use ribbon and textured fabric to make a fun toy for babies and young kids.
DIY: Sunshine Thumbprint Cards
We're making sunshine cards, using our thumbprints to make a fun sunny shape.
Funny Epitaphs for Your Tombstone Crafts
If you are making your own Tombstones, you will surely want to include a funny epitaph.
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a fun spiral design.
Blank Gift/Scrapbook Tag Template - Free,...
Print out this free template and make your own personalized tags.
How to Make Your Own 3D Glasses
Use my printable template and these directions to design and make your own 3-d glasses.
Book Bag
Print out and color or decorate this book bag for your paper doll. Page 13.
Make a Cute Worm Bookmark with This Tutorial
Find out how to create this fun bookmark that look like a silly worm.
Try This Free, Fun and Printable Dr. Seuss...
Download and print out this free Dr. Seuss book trivia game.
Number 2 Coloring Page
Save this number two coloring book page to your computer and print it out. Page 2.

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