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Craft Roundup: Halloween Decor, Necklace, Garland, More

10/08/13

Craft Roundup: Halloween Decor, Necklace, Garland, More

What's your family's style? Try one of these DIY blog how-tos, from witches hats and 'Shrinky Dinks' to gold leaf postcards and glow-in-the-dark garlands.

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Halloween Kits and Books: Kiwi Crate and Modeling Clay

10/03/13

Halloween Kits and Books: Kiwi Crate and Modeling Clay

It's the holiday of creepy crafts! Give your kids a jump with cool glowing ghosts, bats, Frankenstein and more, or make eerie and whimsical little sculptures.

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Craft Roundup: Halloween Snap Bracelets, Countdown Board, More

10/01/13

Craft Roundup: Halloween Snap Bracelets, Countdown Board, More

Get the kids in gear for the holiday with fuzzy monsters and free printables – plus a pencil picture frame and fun autumn stitching crafts with seasonal flair.

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Midnight Black Pumpkin Jar Lids Project for Halloween

09/30/13

Midnight Black Pumpkin Jar Lids Project for Halloween

Give your candy containers max creepy effect with this glossy DIY craft. Plus, learn tips to fix common spray paint problems that can arise during the process!

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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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