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September 2013

Color Block Minecraft Pumpkin Tote Project for Halloween

09/26/13

Color Block Minecraft Pumpkin Tote Project for Halloween

This cool 'pixelated' candy bag is inspired by the video game. It's a fun craft for kids that uses a template, fabric markers and some color-by-numbers magic!

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Craft Roundup: Halloween Decor, Jars, Puppets and Bags

09/25/13

Craft Roundup: Halloween Decor, Jars, Puppets and Bags

Get in the spooky spirit with fright night-ready projects that feature pumpkins, ghosts, fall leaves and goody totes sporting wicked cute iron-on transfers.

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September Craft Books: Kiwi Crate, Travel, Sparkly Stuff

09/19/13

September Craft Books: Kiwi Crate, Travel, Sparkly Stuff

Check out these great new reads, including explore! Magazine, Craft It Up Around the World and The Sparkle Factory, all packed with family DIY projects and fun.

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Special Craft Roundup: Detroit Design Festival Youth Events

09/17/13

Special Craft Roundup: Detroit Design Festival Youth Events

This big fest of creativity is back in town Sept. 18-22, 2013. Check out these Friday and Saturday fun activities that are geared toward kids and families!

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Q&A with Joi Mahon of the Young Sewers' Boot Camp

09/12/13

Q&A with Joi Mahon of the Young Sewers' Boot Camp

Designer Joi has a knack for teaching kids how to sew. She chatted with us in advance of her return to the American Sewing Expo in Novi on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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Craft Roundup: On-Hand Crafting with Decoupage, Socks, More

09/10/13

Craft Roundup: On-Hand Crafting with Decoupage, Socks, More

Use stuff you and the kids already have around the house to create magazine containers, puppets, favor boxes and a fun DIY finger-knit necklace project.

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Washi Tape Pencil Pouch Kids School Craft

09/05/13

Washi Tape Pencil Pouch Kids School Craft

Trying to help your student keep all those supplies and writing utensils in one neat, tidy and really cool place? This striped DIY project gets the job done.

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Craft Roundup: School Pack It Up Time, Projects Kids Will Love All Year

09/03/13

Craft Roundup: School Pack It Up Time, Projects Kids Will Love All Year

Make the grade with these four fab DIY finds, including tutorials for a duct-tape flash card holder, backpacks, monogrammed letter bags and supply zip pouches.

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Botticelli Style Game Headbands for Kids

08/26/13

Botticelli Style Game Headbands for Kids

This fun 'Who Am I' challenge is a great way to introduce kids to new nouns, like animals and people. Play away with this clever reusable laminated idea.

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