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Crafty Critterz: Lillipop Butterfly

Submitted by: Missa with Jen What you need:•Red & pink craft foam•Pink card stock•Scissors•Glue•2 googly eyes•Round op Lollipop•Black tissue paper What you do:•Cut out hearts from foam in alternating colors in various sizes.•Cut out a butterfly shape from the pink cardstock•Cut two slits with scissors along the middle of the butterfly cutout•Wrap the entire lollipop with black tissue paper, securing in place with glue.•Glue googly eyes onto the lollipop•Glue the hearts in alternating colors and size to the wings of the butterfly. •Thread the stick of the lollipop through the slits to form the butterfly body. Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear them!

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Crafty Critterz: Old Fashioned Apple, Apple Pie

  Submitted by: Bell with Lissa   What you need: 1 9-inch pie crust for the top 1 9-inch pie crust for the bottom 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash of salt 4 tablespoons butter 8 cups sliced apple Pie Plate   What you do: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Mix in the apples. Place 1 pie crust in pie plate. Pour apples into pie plate and dot with butter. Cover with top crust. Pinch the edges together to seal the two crusts. Cut out slits at top of crust to allow steam to escape. Bake 50 minutes, when the crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.     Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear them!

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Crafty Critterz: Night at the Movies Super Bed

Submitted by: Tin with Asha What you need: Box (for the base of the bed) For the “Reels” of the movie bed:  2 small and 1 large empty ribbon spools (optional for 3-D effect) Cardboard (about one empty cereal box’s worth) 2 sheets of orange construction paper Math compass and pencil (for drawing circles; optional) Gold paint and paintbrush Glue Gold ribbon Ruler Red marker White fabric Red fabric Tiny amount of stuffing for pillows Needle and thread (or sewing machine) What you do: 1.  Make the “reels” (circles at ends of bed) of the bed: You can make the “reels” of the bed either 3-dimensional (using empty ribbon spools) or flat (using only cardboard). To make 3-D reels: Cut four small circles and two large circles out of cardboard.  Attach a cardboard circle to each side of the empty ribbon spools so that you have one large reel and two smaller reels.  By attaching cardboard to the spools, you can make them whatever size you want for your bed. To make flat reels: Cut two small circles and one large circle out of cardboard. 2.  Decorate the reels: Cut out two large and four small circles of orange construction … Read more

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