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The elves are wooden skeletons with newspaper pressed and taped all around to form the shapes.  Two coats of paper mache, bits of clay added, gesso, paint, and waterproofing and they are ready for display!
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"Activities that involve using nature’s finds for creating are brilliant for keeping kids busy. Not only do spend time crafting but they also spend time outdoors finding items. Bonus! You get them outdoors for a bit which, in some electronic filled homes, is hard to do AND you get them crafting." With a few rocks /pebbles you can make this cute rock caterpillar! This colorful caterpillar is not just a fun spring kids craft idea but you can create a fun puzzle game with it as well ! (To create a rock caterpillar puzzle toy: do not glue the parts together, and paint each section in different colors! You can add extra acessories/different patterns to the body parts for more fun! ) . . .
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Santa's Elves Yard Display
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Whimsical wooden reindeers and a sleigh with simple shapes
For this year's outdoor Christmas decor make a Santa's sleigh with a few cute whimsical reindeeers completelly out of wooden scraps and amaze easily everyone in your street! You can make these adorable fun wooden reindeers even if you haven't got fancy and expensive woodworking euipments, because to make this gorgeous Christmas garden decor you just need  some leftower wood pieces and a simple jigsaw! If you haven't got special hole drills to make holes for the poles you can simply attach the reindeers' legs with long sturdy screwsand a little wood glue. . . .
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Everyone’s looking for a sweet treat that’s easy to make. Or thinking about wedding favors? Also a great idea! This 6 pocket treat holder is a perfect fit. Just grab some 6″x 6″ squares of Designer Series paper (you pick the theme) and get ready to start folding. This project is simple and fun, and the pockets are perfect for chocolate squares, tea bags or other little treats. . . .
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Easy DIY burlap reindeer ornament - Christmas craft for kids
With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive characters, making Rudolph the reindeer is certainly a must. Ready to make your little reindeer?  This year Kids Craft Room is sharing this cute burlap reindeer ornament craft with us. We can't resist this super cute burlap Rudolf ,he is just so darn cute! These burlap reindeer ornaments are super simple to make and no-sew too which is always a bonus for me especially during the bust festive holidays! . . .
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DIY Paper strip Rudolph reindeer Christmas ornament for kids
It's time for a new fun and easy Christmas project : let’s make a super cute paper ball reindeer craft! What’s wonderful about these lovely reindeer paper balls is that you can turn them into the most adorable Christmas garland ever! Construction paper is one of our favorite crafting material (so many possibilities and quite frugal too!), and we do love all kinds of paper ball creatures! With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive characters, making Rudolph the reindeer is certainly a must. Ready to make your little reindeer? Clink on the link below and create one! . . .
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