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July 4th Crafts for Kids: Tie-Dye T-Shirts and Pinwheels

A little red, white and blue style, and you're all set for a festive July 4. Credit: Gina Provenzano Make Independence Day festivities even more of a blast with DIY patriotic paper pinwheels and tie-dye T-shirts. Summer...Kids can show their own independence making unique crafts.

Papertoy Monsters

Described as "paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon," "Papertoy Monsters" is an amazing new paper-folding book that includes designs from 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world, including Indonesia, Japan and Chile. ..."Papertoy Monsters" features 50 adorably original punch-out paper designs that beg to be transformed into three-dimensional monsters.

New Year's Eve Craft: Party-Perfect Hat to Make and Wear

Cut and paste the perfect party hat to ring in 2011 in crafty kid-style. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Your special prince or princess will love welcoming the New Year in a glittery party hat they make themselves. Don't let these...
Your special Prince or Princess will love welcoming the New Year in a glittery party hat they make themselves.

American Girl Kits Let Kids Get Crafty

We had a blast making these raccoons with our American Girl fan. Credit: American Girl Crafts In an era of video games, cell phones and email, we're thankful that our friends at American Girl keep thinking up ways to engage our little...In an era of video games, cell phones and email, we're thankful that our friends at American Girl keep thinking up ways to engage our little girls in some good old-fashioned fun.

Halloween Crafts: Gruesome Gourd Creatures

Need some Halloween crafts? Scare Halloween revelers with wacky gourd creatures like this creeping critter. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Tired of the same old jack-o-lanterns and tombstone lawn ornaments that serve as standard Halloween decor? DIY...
Gourds get the ghoul treatment for an easy Halloween craft for kids.

Make-and-Learn-Crafts: Lasting Summer Memories in a Shadow Box

Turn summer vacation memories into a hanging scrapbook page for all to see and enjoy. Credit: Gina Provenzano
When vacation euphoria is over and all that remains is sand embedded in the car seats and layers of mud caked in sneakers, stop and...

Non-Toxic Paste from Italy Is Benissimo

Smells like an Italian bakery. Credit: See Jane Run
We're absolutely stuck on Coccoina's Almond Scented Paste for our school kids. Used in schools in Italy since the 1930s, this sweet-smelling adhesive is non-toxic, solvent-free and...

Watch the Fun Develop With Photo-Sensitive Paper

Kids can combine all sorts of items to make cool creations. Credit: Lawrence Hall of Science
Sun, water and a spark of imagination are all that your kids need to create amazing photographic prints with Sunprint Kits. There are tons of...

Paper Chains Are a Fun Way to Start a Birthday Countdown

5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1... Birthday! Credit: Big Day Chains
Big Day Chains puts a new spin on an old tradition with its 30-day countdown chains for birthdays, weddings and baby's arrival. The Days 'til Birthday kit is a great way to help...

Make-and-Learn Crafts: Tie-Dye Tees and Paper Pinwheels for a Spirited 4th

Red, white and blue and your all set for a festive Fourth. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Make Independence Day festivities even more of a blast with DIY patriotic paper pinwheels and tie-dye tees. Summer celebrations call for outdoor activities...

Make-and-Learn Crafts: Father's Day Craft Projects for Deserving Dads

Make a frame that suits your pop: Think pennies for a financial father, nuts and washers for a mechanical man, bandages for a doctor. Credit: Gina Provenzano
He goes to every game, gives the best advice and is always there with a hug when one...

Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I...

Build Your Own Inuksuk: Official Symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Has your family caught Olympic fever? Ours sure has. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are taking place right here in Canada, and even though our family won't be travelling to see events live, Cabin Fever plans to mark the occasion in a special way....

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Crafts

I'll admit it: Cabin Fever is not a Craft Queen. But every year our dining room table turns into a factory for mass Valentine production. The children bring home class lists, we clear crafting space and then set about making a Valentine for everyone...

Make Your Own Birthday Party Invitations

This weekend, my family is going into party preparation mode. My eldest daughter will turn seven in the blink of an eye, and she's downright desperate to get the birthday invitations made and delivered to her friends. Is there a way to spin this task...

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