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Craft Collection

A Year of Crafts

The Central Penn Parent Craft Collection is an annual anthology of the crafts that appear in each monthly issue.

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No sew fabric pumpkins

No sew fabric pumpkins

Searching for pumpkins that won’t end up rotting away on your porch? These colorful and quirky pumpkins will last for years to come...

Get lucky in love with Valentine’s Day scratch-offs

Get lucky in love with Valentine’s Day scratch-offs

Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays where there are a lot of expectations and, often, never enough follow-through...

Make a family organization station

Make a family organization station

Whether you are a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, it can be tough to keep track of your family’s schedule...

Creative Kids: Halloween garland

Creative Kids: Halloween garland

This Halloween garland is simple (bonus), cheap (double bonus) and will keep your kids occupied for AT LEAST 10 minutes (priceless)...

Creative Kids - Paper bag puppet

Creative Kids - Paper bag puppet

Let your kid’s imagination run wild while making a fun puppet from a paper lunch bag...

Felt fortune cookie Valentine

Felt fortune cookie Valentine

Check out this video tutorial to create a fun felt fortune cookie Valentine that everyone will remember and treasure...

Cheap craft: Painting pumpkins

Cheap craft: Painting pumpkins

When it comes to fall activities, pumpkin-carving seems to be a staple. But when you have a 3-year-old, carving a pumpkin just seems dangerous, messy and nerve-wracking...

Fun ways to dye Easter Eggs

Fun ways to dye Easter Eggs

Last year we offered five new ways to dye Easter eggs, including a tie-dye method and watercolor method. Here are six more ways to dye eggs...

5 ways to count down to Christmas

5 ways to count down to Christmas

Once the calendar flips to December, many children around the country count down to that magical day: Dec. 25...

Creative Kids - Polar bear picture finder

Can you find 10 differences between the top picture and bottom picture? Take a close look and see how many differences you can find...

Creative Kids: Wild card

Creative Kids: Wild card

Make a greeting card for any occasion by cutting out letters from magazines and arranging them ‘ransom note style’ on the front of folded cardstock...

Color pop necklace

Color pop necklace

Add a pop of color to any outfit as you enjoy the final lazy days of summer. Dress up a sundress by adding this bold, statement necklace...

Scarecrow making 101 with video tutorial

Scarecrow making 101 with video tutorial

Scarecrows are an iconic symbol of fall, and they’re also fun and very easy to make. View this video demonstration, and check out the directions underneath to make your own!

Homemade kite craft

Homemade kite craft

April is National Kite Month (yes, they have a month for everything), so to celebrate Jamie and I decided to go the thrifty—and more fun—route and make a kite...

Creative Kids - Connect-the-Dots

Creative Kids - Connect-the-Dots

Follow the numbers in order to create a fun work of art! After you have connected all of the dots, color in your picture using markers, crayons or colored pencils...

 
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