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State Fair Dates

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State Fair Dates

Everyone loves fairs, and State Fairs are always the creme de la creme! Most people know when fair time happens in their own state, but what if you’ll be travelling? Or what if you’d like to check out the State Fair for a neighboring state? The unique State Fair Directory lists the dates and...
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A Paper “Quilt”

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A Paper “Quilt”

Or, quilting for the Rest of Us! I’ve seen lots of great projects using quilting – friendship quilts, family quilts, history quilts, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to sew. Here’s a book/kit for making a family history “quilt” of paper. It comes with precut squares, some blank and some with ideas printed...
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Crafts for Learning

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Crafts for Learning

Award-winning author Kathy Ceceri’s Crafts for Learning activities are a fun and educational way to teach kids about discover science, math, history and art! Kathy writes: “Crafts-based lessons blend art and technology. They show how culture, language, environment, technology and trade influence the way people live. And they’re fun! “Crafts connect us to people...
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Crayola Creativity Guide

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Crayola Creativity Guide

From the official Crayola site: The seeds of creativity live in everyone. Some individuals are fortunate — their sprouting imagination was nurtured and grown into strong creative thinking abilities. Their parents and teachers nourished them with creative experiences and confidence building responses to their attempts, throughout their childhood. Creative people invent, imagine, problem-solve, create,...
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DrawtheDog.com

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DrawtheDog.com

If you have a young artist, a dog lover, or anyone who enjoys good artwork and fun cartoons about dogs, check out this unique site where great cartoons by an ex-Disney animator draw themselves right before your eyes! It’s mesmerizing and fun, and inspiring to young artists who’ll find plenty of encouragement for their...
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Learn to Draw

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Learn to Draw

Learn to Draw: from About.com offers beginner’s drawing lessons for kids or anyone interested in learning to sketch, from the beginning steps of selecting the best art materials, to how to hold a pencil properly, to perspective and pencil shading with advice about values and tone, all the way through to lessons in portraiture...
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Gardening with Children

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Gardening with Children

From a wonderful resource-and-idea-filled site, Gardening with Children: “There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the dirt and making mud pies. They are fascinated by looking for worms and bugs and love to water the garden and anything else in the near vicinity. Children also enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow...
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Quick games for all ages

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Quick games for all ages

If you were among those families trapped in an airport for hours recently, a copy of Bored Games: Simple Fun From Your Pocket or Purse Anywhere, Anytime by Lee Silber and Mike Metz would certainly have come in handy! It includes 70 different games with variations for each and a list of supplies (all...
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Crafts anyone?

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Craftster.org offers forums, craft ideas, blog posts on crafts and my favorite, videos that illustrate how to make a craft. Craftster
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Making Maiolica

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The Getty offers an awesome online video of a potter making a maiolica pot.   Their description reads: Today maiolica is still made in many of the same Italian towns and workshops in which it was created five hundred years ago during the Renaissance. Methods for making maiolica have changed little in the past five...
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