Family Builders

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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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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Getting Along with Brothers and Sisters

In a house with more than one kid, there are bound to be some problems. Brothers and sisters borrow stuff and don’t always return them in top condition. Younger kids sometimes feel like the older kids get to do whatever

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Family Chatter | September+October 2019

Our FamilyChatter Challenge is simple—just do your best. Here are some easy questions that will hopefully inspire your family to engage in great conversations whenever, however, you can. Enjoy! What was your favorite Halloween costume ever and why? What is

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10 Ways to Show Her+Him You Care | Septemper+October 2019

10 Ways to Show Her You Care ♥ Find a common type of exercise and do it together. Hiking, biking, walking, skiing… ♥ Discuss her goals with her and help her to pursue them. ♥ Wake up early and cook

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