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Family DIY fun crafts and projects

August 2012

Kids Craft Books: I Can Knit, I Can Sew

08/30/12

Kids Craft Books: I Can Knit, I Can Sew

Annie's, the popular crafty supply creator, releases two how-to fiber arts titles that are simply tailored and packed with pictures to teach kids two classic DIY skills.

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Craft Roundup: Family Fun Ideas for Rainy Days

08/28/12

Craft Roundup: Family Fun Ideas for Rainy Days

Try these quick DIY projects that are pretty impressive but don't demand much time – from tooth fairy pouches to bed canopies and pinatas.

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Freezer Paper Cloud Mobile Craft

08/23/12

Freezer Paper Cloud Mobile Craft

Harness the breeze on Ride the Wind Day – a silly August holiday custom made for kids – with this DIY mobile project sporting puffy little clouds.

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Craft Roundup: Back to School DIY Projects

08/21/12

Craft Roundup: Back to School DIY Projects

Whether you're looking for a way to brighten your little scholar's first day or a perfect homemade gift for a new teacher, these ideas have your family covered.

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Perler Bead Badge DIY Craft for Kids

08/16/12

Perler Bead Badge DIY Craft for Kids

With a little reverse magic, this presto project transforms the essential plastic beads into a cool little pin featuring your child's name initial.

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Craft Roundup: Small Projects with Big Impact

08/14/12

Craft Roundup: Small Projects with Big Impact

Clothing labels, a mini double-deckers bus, bookcase dollhouse and more: These tutorials showcase little projects that are all about the details.

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Brown Paper Bag DIY Book Covers with Washi Tape

08/09/12

Brown Paper Bag DIY Book Covers with Washi Tape

These school staples are easy to make at home! Get the kids geared up to haul around those textbooks with this classic craft project.

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Craft Roundup: Impromptu Projects to do at Home

08/07/12

Craft Roundup: Impromptu Projects to do at Home

Summer storms got you and the kids stuck indoors? From DIY finger paint to cotton ball art, these four family experiments are tons of fun – totally on the fly.

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Make Your Own Contact Paper Mouse Pad

08/02/12

Make Your Own Contact Paper Mouse Pad

Still got a desktop computer? Why not give its mouse a DIY place to rest? Kids (and parents) can customize their own with a fun spin on a classic craft material.

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Craft Roundup: DIY Olympics Fun – Part 2!

07/31/12

Craft Roundup: DIY Olympics Fun – Part 2!

As the competition heats up in London, so does the making fun! Try these five award-worthy crafts perfect for kids and families getting into the games.

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DIY Critter Bag Totes for Kids' Schoolbooks

07/30/12

DIY Critter Bag Totes for Kids' Schoolbooks

Craft an insect themed bag to take the 'sting' out of back to school time! Our 'totes' cute ideas include a bee, ladybug – even a giraffe, all made of durable ripstop nylon.

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