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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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Superhero snack pack for Dad

Superhero snack pack for Dad

Dads, as the saying goes, are a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. For Father’s Day this year, forget the tie. Instead, let Dad know how much you love him by assembling a goodie basket full of some of his favorites...

Creative Kids: Lollipop flower valentine

Creative Kids: Lollipop flower valentine

Make a lollipop flower for your sweetheart...

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...

Back-to-school subway art for your home

Back-to-school subway art for your home

One of my new craft obsessions is Subway Art. It could quite possibly be the easiest decoration for any room in your house or gift for any occasion!

Thfirty Project of the Month: Upcycled sunglasses storage frame

Thfirty Project of the Month: Upcycled sunglasses storage frame

What you’ll need...

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...

Creative Kids: Printable lunch box notes

Creative Kids: Printable lunch box notes

Although Valentine's Day is over, you can still surprise your loved ones with cute notes to encourage them throughout their day at school or work!

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...

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...

Creative Kids - Halloween coloring page

Creative Kids - Halloween coloring page

Here's a free fun activity for your kids to do on a rainy day...

Snow globes craft

Snow globes craft

This month Central Penn Parent craft expert Jamie Mowery shows how to make a snow globe out of a Mason jar...

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...

Bookmark advent tree

Bookmark advent tree

Make a unique advent calendar out of books and bookmarks to count day the days until Christmas...

DIY “marbled” pumpkin decoration

DIY “marbled” pumpkin decoration

Jamie used a cool marbling technique on a pumpkin for a spooky but different look...

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...

 
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