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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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Make an end-of-summer suncatcher

Make an end-of-summer suncatcher

Normally, suncatchers are made with glass or plastic with a special transparent paint. However, I found a way to make a beautiful suncatcher with just some beads and an oven...

St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold

St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold

Kiss me, I’m … not Irish. Oh well, even if you’re not Irish, you can still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This Pot O’ Gold craft will perhaps tempt a leprechaun to make a visit...

Pencil or bracelet heart Valentine

Pencil or bracelet heart Valentine

While it’s trendy to give out candy along with Valentines, a healthier option could be giving out very cheap gifts instead...

Ombre Easter Eggs

Ombre Easter Eggs

Continue the ombre trend that seems to be popping up everywhere from nail polish to hair color to fashion by dip-dying your Easter eggs this year. The ombre effect is a gradation of color that is darker at one end and gradually lightens...

Easter sock bunny

Easter sock bunny

I bet all parents can agree that the article of clothing their kids lose the most is the inevitable sock! I made a craft making that lonesome sock the star of the show...

Make a back-to-school clipboard for your teacher

Is your child nervous for the first day of school? If they make this sweet gift for their teacher, there is no doubt they will have a positive start to the school year...

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...

Sock or Sweater Snowman

Sock or Sweater Snowman

We all have an abandoned sock (or two) without its matching twin. Take the sock (or a sweater) and turn it into a fun and friendly snowman to add to your winter holiday decorations...

Upcycle a shirt into a dress for your daughter

Upcycle a shirt into a dress for your daughter

A few weeks back, I wrote about turning an old men’s shirt into a cute top for you. This week, try transforming it into an adorable dress for your little girl.

Paper flower project

Paper flower project

To celebrate spring, Central Penn Parent Craft Diva Jamie Mowery created a simple paper flower. Check out the video tutorial and instructions...

Creative Kids - Christmas countdown

Creative Kids - Christmas countdown

Get ready to count down the days until Christmas with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

4th of July tin can decoration

4th of July tin can decoration

I can picture this month’s craft hanging from your porch next to an American Flag, dangling from your maple tree in the backyard, or even just tied around your kid’s arm swinging back and forth while she runs around at the local parade...

Star-spangled luminaries

Star-spangled luminaries

Celebrate the red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day with these easy-to-make candleholders. The patriotic lights will add a festive touch to your back patio or dinner table, plus you’ll be recycling empty aluminum cans into something fun and functional!

Creative Kids - Gift tags

Creative Kids - Gift tags

Still have some Christmas presents to wrap? Finish off your holiday wrapping with Central Penn Parent's fun and colorful Free Printable Gift Tags!

Creative Kids - Word search

Print out this word search and find the winter-themed words. Circle each word as you find it...

 
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