Leaf Rubbings

Leaf Rubbings

This month we celebrate Earth Day! What better way to celebrate the earth than to learn about native Texas trees? In this craft we will identify different trees native to Texas and learn how to create a leaf rubbing. You can create your own collection of leaves from...

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Make a Pan Flute

Make a Pan Flute

It’s officially springtime! Austin is a very special place around this time of year. There are thousands of new visitors in town and lots of music playing on the streets. That’s why we’re celebrating all things music and arts this month. Gather your art supplies and...

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The Art of Origami Hearts

The Art of Origami Hearts

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into representational art pieces. Turning a simple piece of paper into a beautiful sculpture can be fun and engage your precision art skills. Making a cute origami heart is as simple as six steps! See the diagram for...

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Confetti Poppers

Confetti Poppers

Children love a good celebration, and here’s a way they can feel included in the fun. Introduce them to the concept of ringing in the new year with an easy confetti popper craft. It’s also great for birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. Supplies: Empty...

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Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

This December make a cute Advent calendar you and your loved ones can use to count down the days to Christmas by reading sweet messages hidden behind paper. You can also adapt this project for other favorite holidays. Materials: Glue or tape Two sheets of card stock...

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Gratitude Turkeys

Gratitude Turkeys

Although Thanksgiving may be a time of feasts, football, and family gatherings, it’s also a season of gratitude that allows for all of us to reflect on our gifts and be thankful for what we have, who we have, and why we have it. Share in the spirit of thanks with your...

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Perfect Paper Pumpkins

Perfect Paper Pumpkins

It’s finally fall, and we’re counting down the days to Halloween with some crafty inspiration. Help decorate the home in preparation for trick-or-treat fun with an easy and artsy project that everyone can enjoy. We’re sharing simple steps for making your own 3D paper...

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Handprint Dishcloth

Handprint Dishcloth

Looking for a great “hands on” gift project to celebrate Grandparents Day on September 8? This handprint dishcloth captures the memory of little hands that can be cherished forever.   Supplies: A solid color dishcloth — yellow, green blue … your choice. (you can...

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Superhero Cuffs

Superhero Cuffs

Summer is coming to a close, and a brand new school year is on the horizon. While checking items off your school supplies list may be an important way to prep for all the learning ahead, it doesn’t hurt to start the new school year with an extra boost of confidence,...

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Fizzing Snow Sherbet

Fizzing Snow Sherbet

Want to have a little fun and make a kitchen science experiment? You’ll need just a few ingredients and a mouth for tasting!   What You Need   1 tsp baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) 1 tsp citric acid (found in the baking section of supermarkets) 3 Tbsp icing...

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Four Fun STEM Activities

Four Fun STEM Activities

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn’t have to stop! You’ll find STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities in many out-of-school time programs because there’s clear evidence that hands-on STEM activities give youth...

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Mother’s Day Bubble Paint Hydrangea

Mother’s Day Bubble Paint Hydrangea

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas you can make for Mom using homemade bubble paint! This activity is perfect for children ages 3 through early elementary school. Note that an adult’s help is needed to make the bubble paint. This...

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