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Acorn Necklaces

Source: http://spoonful.com/crafts/acorn-necklaces

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Craft - acron necklace

This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine

This nature-meets-fashion craft is a great activity for fall camping or hiking.

by Nicole Blum

What you’ll need
Capped acorns
Tacky glue
Fuzzy yarn and wool
Permanent marker
Scissors
String

How to make it
1 Gather capped acorns and carefully remove the caps.

2 To make hair, put one large drop of tacky glue on the top of each acorn and press wisps of fuzzy yarn and wool roving into it. After applying a second drop onto the wisps, put the caps back on and hold them on for one minute.

3 Use a permanent marker to draw faces. Trim the hair, then make “chains” by tying string around the cap stem and securing it with a drop of glue.
Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine

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Belle’s Valentine Bookmarks

Source: www. spoonful.com – Cindy Littlefield

rose bookmarksTotal Time 30 minutes or less

Ages school-age

Inspired by the movie Beauty & the Beast: A princess who likes to read as much as Belle does can always use a little help holding her place. With long pipe cleaner stems that tuck neatly between the pages, these bookmark roses will do the trick. But more than that, they’ll let the recipients know how much you hold them dear — each of the petals is a pretty paper heart.

What you’ll need
Heart template
Scrapbook paper
Glue dots
Green pipe cleaners
Ribbon

How to make it

1. Print out the template and cut out the pieces.

2. For each rose, cut out four hearts from scrapbook paper.

3. Turn one of the hearts upside down to resemble one of the center petals of a rose bud, and use a glue dot to stick the top of a pipe cleaner stem in place, as shown. Place a second heart on top of the first, matching up all the edges and pressing down firmly to adhere it to the glue dot. Use your fingertips to curl the tips of the hearts.

rose bookmark 1

4. Fold each of the remaining two hearts in half vertically. Fold back the rounded sides of the hearts, as shown, and then fold down the tips.

rose bookmark 3

5. Sandwich the sides of the center petals between the folded hearts, using glue dots to hold them in place.

rose bookmark 3

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