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    20 Fun, Indoor Activities for Bored Kids


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    by Amanda Formaro


    When it's raining, snowing, or just plain too cold to play outside, your household can fall victim to the "I'm Bored Blues". With a little creativity and imagination, you can turn the tables and find fun things to do without running to the store or turning on the television. Keep this list of ideas handy, or write each idea on a slip of paper and put them in a hat. The next time the kids are bored, let them draw a slip of paper from a hat to decide which activity to do first!


    1. Plate of Bubbles - All you need for this fun activity is a small plate, a plastic drinking straw, dis ... Continue reading 20 Fun, Indoor Activities for Bored Kids.


    Flowerpot Wind Chimes


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    You Will Need:

    3 Graduated sized clay flower pots

    Acrylic paints

    Brushes

    24 inches of Leather cording (or rope)

    2 – ½ inch wood beads

    1 – 1 inch wood bead

    Old paper or other item to cover your work surface

    Cup of water

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    by Tracey Agranoff

    You Will Need:

    3 Graduated sized clay flower pots

    Acrylic paints

    Brushes

    24 inches of Leather cording (or rope)

    2 – ½ inch wood beads

    1 – 1 inch wood bead

    Old paper or other item to cover your work surface

    Cup of water

    Step 1- Remove any stickers or labels from the 3 clay pots, paint your pots with any design that you like and set aside to ... Continue reading Flowerpot Wind Chimes.


    Dig Up Your Family Roots



    By Elizabeth Wasserman


    After Renee DeLozier got married and decided to start a family, she became more interested in finding out about her own ancestral roots. In the old days, researching genealogy would involve combing the attic for old records and spending countless hours at the library or county clerk's office trying to find information. But DeLozier found that the Internet made exploring her family tree much simpler.


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    Tennis-Ball Apple Puppets



    By Kathy Ross

    Don't toss out those tired old tennis balls. Save some to make whimsical, "talking" apple puppets! "We had fun with this one. We are into apples these days since our two apple trees are ripe and filled with apples so this was fun," reports Amy who did this project with Addison (7), Kyle (5) and Delaney (18 mo.). "Even my baby had fun with this project."


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    Birds Nest Magnets: Kids Krafts


    MomTalk%20Crafts%20photosbirdsnestmagnets.jpg By Tracey C. Agranoff

    Ages 3-10 years
    You Will Need:
    • Bag Of Dried Moss ( you can pick some up at your local craft store, a single bag will make several projects)
    • Small Light Blue Pom-Poms
    • Circle Cut From Cardboard - 3 inches in diameter
    • White Craft Glue
    • Scissor
    • Self-Stick Magnetic Tape

    1. Cut the 3- inch cardboard circle in half, (this will create the base to make two magnets.)

    2. Cover the circle halves with craft glue.

    3. Pull off bits of the Moss and press onto the glue so that the semi-circles are covered with moss.

    4. Glue 3 - 4 light blue pom-poms onto the top of the moss - like birds eggs.

    Put a small strip of magnetic tape onto the back and you've brought a little magic of nature into your home !!!

    MomTalk%20Crafts%20photosbirdsnestmagnets.jpg By Tracey C. Agranoff

    Ages 3-10 years
    You Will Need:
    • Bag Of Dried Moss ( you can pick some up at your local craft store, a single bag will make several projects)
    • Small Light Blue Pom-Poms
    • Circle Cut From Cardboard - 3 inches in diameter
    • White Craft Glue
    • Scissor
    • Self-Stick Magnetic Tape

    1. Cut the 3- inch cardboard circle in half, (this will create the base to make two magnets.) < ... Continue reading Birds Nest Magnets: Kids Krafts.