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Crafty Critterz: Tree Toppers

Submitted by: eme with TIKI           What you need: Foam Sheets, Construction Paper or Poster Board Pencil Scissors Glue Glitter Wire and/or pipe cleaners What you do: Festive Flake Topper 1.     Using light blue paper of choice above, make a cone shape that is about 4 inches tall, glue cone ends in place (this is the topper base). 2.     Trace and cut out 2 same size snowflake shapes from the same color paper. 3.     Cover the cone base and one side of both snowflakes with glitter, let dry. 4.     Stick a pipe cleaner through the top of your cone then glue the 2 snowflakes together to the top of the pipe cleaner by sandwiching the pipe cleaner in between.  Let dry then top your tree.         Merry Monarchs Topper 1.     Using brown paper of choice from   supply list, make a cone shape that is about 4 inches tall, glue cone ends in place (this is the topper base). 2.     You will need 5 Monarch butterflies in various sizes – (make them, print them from the computer, color/coloring books, use butterfly stickers or floral craft supply pre-made butterflies). 3.     Attach a strand of wire … Read more

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Crafty Critterz: Classic Cocoa

Submitted by: flo with mikey the girl red eyed tree frog                     What you need: One – 12” disposable decorating bag ½ cup cocoa mix ½ cup mini marshmallows ¼ cup candy covered chocolate Two – 12” long curling ribbon Card or tag (optional) Canady can (optional) Hole punch Scissors What you do: 1.     Pour cocoa mix into decorating bag. 2.     Pour marshmallows on top of cocoa. 3.     Pour candy covered chocolate on top of marshmallows. (you can use chocolate chips or crushed candy canes instead of candy covered chocolate) 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: SantaKinz Sled

Submitted by: dod with Buddy             What you need: Red and Peach construction paper Peach sticky notes Glue stick Tape Scissors What you do: 1.     Take a sheet of red construction paper and cut out the shape of the sled. 2.     Take a sheet of peach construction paper and cut out details for the sled. 3.     With peach construction paper, cut out 2 long skinny rectangles and wrap each one around the sled.  Then cut a 2 big swirly pieces and put them on the front of the sled. 4.     Using the peach construction paper, make 6 round circles and put them on both sides of the sled.  Put 2 on the front of the sled. 5.     Use red construction paper, and make a seat inside the sled, attached to the back of the sled. 6.     Use peach construction paper, and make 2 medium wide long rectangles and curl both edges of the 2 rectangles, then glue the sled and the rectangles together.  And tape everything else. 7.     Put any Webkinz on you sled and enjoy the ride! Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear … Read more

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Crafty Critterz: Holiday Advent Calendar

Submitted by: Lun with Marigold           What you need: Large piece of fabric, cardboard or Bristol board Construction paper Scissors Glue or tape Small gifts Crayons, markers, stickers What you do: 1.     Take a large piece of fabric, cardboard or Bristol board. 2.     Cut out 25-31 square pieces of fabric or construction paper. 3.     Begin attaching the pockets to the Bristol board.  You will want to place glue or tape on the bottom, and two sides of paper.  Leave the tip of the pocket open so you can place gifts inside. 4.     Decorate the Bristol board by coloring, painting or putting stickers on the calendar. 5.     Once all the pockets are attached with glue, you can begin placing gifts in the pockets.  Great ideas to place in the pockets include Webkinz figurines, trading card packets, and tags to Webkinz. (The Webkinz plush can be given once the tag is discovered for extra fun!) Create your advent calendar for any amount of days and for any month of the year! 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: Little Corvette

Submitted by: sha with Ollie the otter             What you need: Shoe Box Cardboard Black Markers Two pieces of Fabric Glue Drinking Straw Tape What you do: 1.     Cut the lid off the shoe box. 2.     Cut out 5 circles of cardboard 3.     Decorate 4 of the circles with the black marker to make the wheels.  Glue the wheels onto the sides of your car. 4.     Decorate the remaining wheel to look like a steering wheel.  Glue it onto the inside of your car at the front. 5.     Cut 3” off the drinking straw.  Make a small hole in the back of your car and put the piece of drinking straw through the hole to make an exhaust pipe. 6.     Cut two strips of fabric and glue them to the floor of the car to make seats. 7.     Use the black marker to make doors on each side of the car.                       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: Krafty Kinzville Kitchen

Submitted by: bea with shiloh           What you need: Small gift box Shoe box with lid attached on one side Tissue Box 4 sheets of white paper 6” of tin foil Two 6 x 4 ¾” pieces cardboard 4 ½ x 5” piece of cardboard 6 pipe cleaners (11 ½” long) 1 piece of construction paper (any color) Pencil Ruler Markers Tape Scissors Glue What you do: Oven: 1. Mark with pencil on small gift box which sides you want to be the top, right, left and front sides of your oven. If you want your oven to open, make sure that you mark the lid part of the box as “front”. 2. With your ruler, measure the dimensions on the “top” section of the box. 3. Measure the right, left and front sides of the box. 4. Using the white paper, cut out the same measures as you just marked for your oven.  On the back of each cutout, mark what side of your oven they will be placed on, and tape the cutouts to the corresponding sides of your box. 5. Take two pipe cleaners, and cut them in half. 6. Cut four one-inch … Read more

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Crafty Critterz: Pinecone Turkey

Submitted by: Dom with Penguins               What you need: Pine cone Google eyes Toothpicks Construction paper Glue Markers Feathers Tape What you do: 1.     Cut a circle out of brown construction paper and glue on two googly eyes. 2.     Cut out a beck with yellow construction paper and glue on. 3.     Cut out feathers with red, yellow, orange construction paper and tape on the tooth picks. 4.     Add the toothpicks and feathers at the back of the pinecone.     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: Webkinz Fruit Salad

Submitted by: Dam with Miranda             What you need: 6 Strawberries 1 Banana 1 can pears 1 can fruit cocktail What you do: 1.     Have an adult assist with cutting the banana, strawberries and pears. 2.     Mix all the cut fruit with the fruit cocktail and place in a bowl. Enjoy!   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: Paper Plate Fish Bowl

Submitted by: jef with fishy                 What you need: 2 paper plated Paint Tape Scissors Red pen Black marker What you do: Cut one edge of the paper plate to form top of fish bowl. Paint trimmed plate blue. Paint ½ of the 2nd plate green and ¾ of the plate orange Let the two plates dry completed. Cut out a triangle piece of the green painted part of the plate to make the bottom stand of the fish bowl. Tape in place. Cut three fish shapes out of the orange painted part of the plate. Using red pen make tail marks and with black marker make eyes and gills.   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: Raspberry Lemonade Sorbet

Submitted by: Chr with Ralph               What you need: Lemonade Ice Cube Tray Raspberries (fresh or frozen) What you do: 1.     Pour lemonade into ice cube tray. 2.     Put a raspberry in each slot. 3.     Freeze for three hours.  Then take out. 4.     Mush up in a bowl and enjoy.   Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear them!

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