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Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-165

Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-165

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0882667068

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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About Birds Try something new by making your very own birdcall. Then use it to invite the birds over to feast from your bird feeders! What You Will Need A piece of bamboo,* 1” in diameter A piece of bamboo,* ¾” in diameter A bottle cork Sandpaper Cotton balls A small piece of soft cloth Fine string *Note: Bamboo is available from most craft stores 1. Cut the 1-inch-thick bamboo between the nodes to get a single piece, 9½ inches long. 2. Cut the narrower piece of bamboo to get one

in the refrigerator or in the freezer, so that you always have some on hand. PUMPKIN PIE adapted from In A Pumpkin Shell This is a fun project for kids who want to get involved with holiday preparations. It’s a simple and straightforward recipe that lets kids do most of the work! For the Filling 2½ cups mashed, cooked pumpkin 2 15-ounce cans of condensed milk 4 eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon MAKES TWO 8-INCH PIES

dry, blown white eggs Tissue paper in three or four holiday colors White glue Small paintbrush Shallow container (for thinned glue) Finish 1. Decide on the look you want. Choose one or two light colors and a dark and a medium shade for high contrast. It’s easy (and quick) to start with a random design and work your way into more complex patterns later. 2. If working a planned pattern, keep the shapes simple, such as triangles or squares, and combine in a pleasing order. Basic quilt block

Let them stick out on both sides to form arms. Tie at the place the “wrists” should be, and cut off the extra length of husk at the end of each “hand.” 4. Tie the body husks again under the arms, to make a waist. For a girl doll, arrange the lower part of the husks into a skirt. For a boy doll, separate the husks into two parts and tie at the “ankles.” 5. Glue corn silk on the head for hair. Add facial features with colored markers. 6. Use extra husks, corn silk, twigs, and buttons to make a

to create lovely, hand-stamped projects. 96 pages. Paper with flaps. ISBN 978-1-58017-376-6. Paper Illuminated, by Helen Hiebert. Innovative designs for using handmade paper to make three-dimensional furnishings. 144 pages. Paper with flaps. ISBN 978-1-58017-330-8. Nature’s Art Box, by Laura C. Martin. Cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials. 224 pages. Paper. ISBN 978-1-58017-490-9. Scarecrows, by Felder Rushing. Inspiring color photos of scarecrow art from around the

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