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Kid’s craft idea: Make a Read & Grow Bookworm

I remember reading for hours & hours during the summer when I was a kid (that is, when I wasn’t making something). My daughter spent her summer hours the same way, and visits to the library were a highlight of … Continue reading

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A snowman craft for the kids – DIY a Glittering Snowman Ornament

This week’s Summertime Snowman craft is for all of the kids who are “too hot” and “so bored”. Everyone will chill out when making this Glittering Snowman Ornament. His scarf and hat are made with chenille stems – so easy! … Continue reading

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A Christmas craft for kids: Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree

Chenille stems + kids = a fun and easy Christmas craft that kids can make. The kids will have a blast shaping wired and fuzzy chenille stems into coils, and then decorating their very own tree with the coils. Patty … Continue reading

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Inch by inch, here’s how to make a Wiggly Worm Marionette

Who isn’t fascinated by the antics of an inchworm? This Wiggly Worm Marionette mimics an inchworm, gliding along on easy-to-maneuver marionette strings. This DIY inchworm puppet is a perfect rainy day craft project for kids – the bright colors, fun … Continue reading

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Then & Now: A vintage, Thanksgiving turkey craft updated

I have a small collection of vintage craft books, and sometime I’ll post a photo from the books on the Crafts ‘n Coffee Facebook page. After I posted the picture of this handsome Chenille Turkey from the 1975 book Foam … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: A Springy Snowman Ornament for your tree

How cute (and easy) is this Springy Snowman Ornament? Today’s snowman ornament is fun to customize, too. Maybe your snowman prefers red boots, or a plaid scarf, or?? Have fun with him, and make a few extras for last-minute gifts. … Continue reading

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