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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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Owl always love you

Owl always love you

Send a sweet sentiment to someone you love. Use a variety of patterned and solid papers in pink, purple and red to assemble this cute little owl...

Creative Kids - Snowflake hairpiece

Creative Kids - Snowflake hairpiece

Dazzle up any regular pony tail or bun with a hand-made festive snowflake!

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...

Make a winter white wreath

Make a winter white wreath

When the Christmahanakwanzika season ends, it always seems a bit sad to pack away all of the twinkling lights and other decorations until next year. Try replacing your holiday wreath with a winter white wreath to banish away the winter blues...

Homemade sprinkler

Homemade sprinkler

On a hot day when you just can’t get to a pool, running through the sprinkler is a great alternative. Check out these directions for a great homemade sprinkler...

Christmas wreath craft tutorial

Christmas wreath craft tutorial

For our latest craft tutorial, Jamie and I went to a preschool in Harrisburg to work with some much younger artists. Check out our video tutorial...

Valentine “LOVE” canvas

Valentine “LOVE” canvas

In my opinion, handmade gifts are the best gifts, especially for Valentine’s Day! This craft was inspired by the famous “LOVE” image by iconic pop artist, Robert Indiana in 1964...

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...

Gobble Gobble Apple Turkey

Gobble Gobble Apple Turkey

Encourage your kids to play with their food with this fun and edible activity! Try using different varieties of apples for a wide range of colors in the turkey’s ‘feathers’...

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...

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...

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...

Halloween creatures candy boxes

Halloween creatures candy boxes

Looking for something different to do to celebrate Halloween this year? Turn mini cereal boxes into creatures that are far cuter then they are creepy...

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...

Thfirty Project of the Month: Upcycled sunglasses storage frame

Thfirty Project of the Month: Upcycled sunglasses storage frame

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