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Giant Spider

You Need 6.5-foot length of black giant chenille pipe cleaner 1 tennis ball 1 ping pong ball 2 18mm wiggle eyes 8 yellow pompons, about ½ inch in size Black craft paint Yellow 3-D fabric paint 1-inch sponge brush Paper

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Tic-Tac-Toe Magnets

You Need Sculpey brand oven-bake clay, 2 ounces each of 3 colors Toothpicks Waxed paper Baking sheet Wire cooling rack Oven and oven mitts 8 self-adhesive button magnets Colored tape, ½ to 3/4-inch wide Scissors Optional—small cookie cutters Directions Use

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Reuseable Bags

You Need Youth-sized T-shirt, any color or design Fabric scissors Optional—sewing machine Optional—fabric ribbon or trim Directions Cut off the hem and sleeves of the shirt. Cut around the neckline in the shape of an 8-inch deep “U”. Optional—use a

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Donut Monsters

You Need Glazed and/or chocolate-frosted donuts Candy eyes Candy corn Chocolate candy melts (small package) Green candy melts (small package) Butterscotch baking chips Squeeze bottle for candy making 2 microwaveable bowls Paper plates 2 spoons Toothpicks Directions Place each donut

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Peanut Butter Spiders

You Need Chocolate-flavored rice cakes Creamy peanut butter Pretzel sticks Candy eyes Chocolate chips Table knife Directions Use the table knife to spread peanut butter over the top of each rice cake. Press 8 pretzel sticks into the peanut butter

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Apple Caramel Parfait

You Need Caramel topping in a squeeze bottle Cinnamon apple sauce Cinnamon flavored granola Vanilla ice cream Whipping cream Ground cinnamon Apple cut into bite-sized chunks Clear plastic cups Spoons Ice cream scoop Directions Drizzle caramel topping around the inside

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Road Trip

The Wilson Family Roads were made for journeys, not destinations—it’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way. This road trip required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet, caffeine, salt and sugar, and an excellent selection of tunes—oh,

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How to Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullying

Tanni Haas, PhD One of parents’ greatest fears is that their kids will become the victims of cyberbullying, and for good reason: research shows that almost half of all middle and high school students are cyberbullied at some point. If

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Simplify Your Halloween and Savor Every Spooky Moment

By Christina Katz Halloween becomes more commercialized every year. But a classic approach to Halloween will keep your budget intact and a grin on your face throughout the spookiest time of year. If you want to restore the playful spirit

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Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is an important skill that many of us take for granted until we have a child who needs to swallow a pill. Many things—from anxiety to stubbornness—can make it harder for some kids to swallow pills. But

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