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Terrariums are a fun, easy project for children and adults alike, and they make the perfect Mother's Day gift. Here, a step-by-step guide to creating a terrarium from Hicks Nurseries in Westbury.
Step 1: Gather what you'll need -A clear container with a top - Small pebbles - Potting soil - A spoon for planting. - Plants -- The number of plants depends on the size of the container. There are...Read more »
After hunting, what do you do with all of those leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs? Besides making egg salad, here’s a fun science experiment to try from "Jack and Jill" magazine: Use air pressure to suck an egg into an empty jar. Then help your kids figure out how to get the egg out.
What you'll need - Glass jar with a narrow neck - Peeled hard-boiled egg - 4 matches
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For many families, decorating Easter eggs is a special tradition. Last year, my now 2-year-old daughter was too young to understand the concept, but we're eager to dye eggs this coming Easter.
If you're like me and are looking for creative Easter-egg-dyeing and decorating tips, check out these one-of-a-kind spring ideas from FamilyCircle.com.
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Even if you can't catch a leprechaun on March 17, you can still make one. Get into the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day with a fun craft from Spoonful.com, a Disney website filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
What you'll need - Toilet paper tube - Green craft foam - Acrylic paints: green, skin-tone, pink, and brown - Black permanent...Read more »
Sometimes nothing says "I love you" quite like a homemade gift. So if you're looking to leave your kids a special Valentine in their lunchbox, or for a fun craft to do together, here's an easy DIY Valentine's Day card from Disney's Spoonful.com:
What you'll need -Red and green construction paper or card stock -Scissors -Lollipops (use a variety of colors) -Glue...Read more »