How to make paper ninja swords (katana)

Our friends over Scrap Paper Ninja have created a great tutorial on how to make a paper katana (Ninja sword). It's a easy walk through of a great looking ninja sword that i'm sure the little ninja in your house will love! My kids have had a great time playing with their ninja sword, throwing stars and nunchucks.

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Summer Coloring Book Pages

Now that summer has arrived check out our summer coloring book pages.

Summer Beach Fun coloring page

More summer beach fun coloring page

Fun in the sun coloring book page

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Book Club: Miriam's Cup


Bring your Passover Seder into modern times with the addition of honoring Miriam, sister of Moses. It was Miriam who watched over her brother in the reeds and then danced when the Israelites escaped. Read this book with your family before your seder, make this cup and pitcher, then add it to your Passover Seder! If you like this activity, try our Pin the Seder to the Plate Game -- a fun activity to do during the week of Passover.

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Handprint Lilies


Do you have a favorite type of lily? Orange tiger lilies? White Easter lilies? Yellow day lilies? Make your favorite lily in this hands-on craft that your kids will love to do with you. If you like this craft, check out our Handmade Spring Flower craft.

What You’ll Need:
*white or colored card stock or construction paper (for the lilies)
*green card stock
*Straw, 3 per craft
*yellow pipe cleaner
*scissors

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Chicks in a Basket

What’s cuter than little baby chicks looking up over a basket? A great way to use any leftover Easter grass you’ve got lying around. If you like this craft, check out our Five Little Ducks Activity based on the popular children’s song.

What You’ll Need:
*Paper Plates (2 per craft)
*Paint, crayons, or markers
*Glue
*Scissors
*Yellow and orange paper or craft foam
*Googly eyes
*Easter Grass
*Popsicle sticks

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Bunny Patch Shirts

Use iron-on patches to cover up stains on favorite shirts or to decorate a plain one! We were expecting to find and use the old-fashioned denim patches we grew up with, but we were pleasantly surprised to see that the world of iron-on patches has come a long way! Find decorative patch squares in 8x10 sheets that you can cut out and customize at your local craft store. If you like this activity, try our Apple Print Shirts -- another fun way to decorate shirts.

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Handprint Easter Bunny

These Easter bunnies couldn’t be cuter unless they were the real thing! If you like this craft, check out our 3D Easter Egg craft - another fun way to decorate for Easter.

What You’ll Need:
*White paint
*Paint brush
*White paper
*Construction paper
*Scissors
*Glue
*Pink craft foam or paper
*Google eyes
*Scrap paper

Preparation:

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3-D Easter Egg

Get everyone in the Easter spirit with these 3-D Easter Egg decorations! If you like this craft, check out our Easter Bunny Puppet - another fun way to get ready for Easter.

What You’ll Need:
*White poster board
*Colored paper
*Scissors
*Glue or tape
*Hole punch or sharp pencil
*Ribbon

Preparation:
*Cut out a large oval out of the white poster board.

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Personal Passover Seder Plates

When you’re having a Passover Seder with young kids, it can be hard to pass everything around and still keep the kids engaged. Before the Seder, have them make and decorate their own personal Seder plates. Fill up their plates before the Seder begins and your Seder will go more smoothly. If you like this activity, try making our Matza House -- a fun and delicious way to end your Seder.

What You’ll Need:

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Homegrown Caterpillar


We’ve all heard of the very hungry caterpillar, but now you can make your own Very HAIRY Caterpillar! (Note: This activity will take more than one day to complete.) If you like this craft, check out our Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Club activity.

What You’ll Need:
*Pantyhose
*Scissors
*Potting soil (4cups)
*Grass seed (We recommend rye grass because it grows quickly.)
*Cup measure
*Colorful hair bands
*Large plastic bowl or pot
*Plastic bag
*Pipe cleaners
*Googly eyes
*Sewing Pins or Hair pins
*Shallow plastic container, such as the saucers used to put under potted plants.

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