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Family Tree

This Family Day make an artistic Family Tree with your kids.

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All you need is paint, paper and your hands! This is a neat way to time capsule your kids hands. Make a new one every few years, or with every new addition, and see how the “leaves” change.

Get your kids into genealogy with this craft project. When you’re done washing off your hands, go to Family Search to learn more about your relatives and ancestors!

Pine Cone Ordainment

Kids getting cabin fever? Get them outside and have them collect some pine cones. When they get back inside, they can create a craft.

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Pine Cone Ordainments are easy to make. All you need are pine cones, glue, glitter, paint or other stuff in your art bin.

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You can make gifts for the wildlife outside by putting peanut butter on the pine cone and sprinkling seeds on it. Hang it up on the tree and watch the birds fly to the pine cone birdfeeder.

Edible Christmas Tree Ordainment

When most people think of an edible ordainment, they think of dry and stale popcorn strings – not really something you’d want to eat!

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Here’s something more tasty – mmmm mints to make a wreath – and your kids can take part too.

* Take several mints and make a circle with them
* Glue together with white frosting
* Add smaller red mints ontop as cherries
* Let sit for a few hours to harden

When the holidays are over, you can suck and nibble your edible Christmas tree ordainment!

Tea Candle Holder

Get your kids involved with making home decorations for the holidays with these simple tea candle holders.

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What you need
– Tea Candles
– CDs
– Glitter, stones and other stuff (check out the art aisle in the Dollar Store)
– Glue (glue gun works best)

Decorate the CDs and allow them to dry. Then you have cute upcycled CD Tea Candle Holders for your Holiday decorations!

Remembrance Day Craft

It’s sometimes hard to talk to kids about heavy topics, and war is one of them. Getting the family together to make a Remembrance Day craft is a good way to bring up the subject in a safe way that children can understand.

Get out finger paints and have them make a poppy with their thumbs. It’s something younger kids can do, but the whole family can get involved and add their own fingerprints – And because it’s made with paper, you can easily mail it to relatives who are currently serving.

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This guide from the Royal Canadian Legion is intended for teachers but it can also be used for homeschool, Family Home Evening or other family activity.

Simple Halloween Pumpkin – Puking Pumpkin Carving

Most pumpkin carving is time consuming and results in most of the pumpkin going to waste, either from getting candle wax on the inside or because all of the innards are ripped out and put in the trash.

Puking pumpkins are pretty popular, and they are a simple Halloween pumpkin design to create.

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Just cut out the face like normal, starting with the mouth, but just scoop out the innards around the eyes and nose. Use the mouth as a means for bringing the pumpkin guts out.

This is an easy Halloween pumpkin the whole family can enjoy creating together, and you can use the pumpkin afterwards for making yummy pies and other treats.

** Safety Tip ** Make sure that if you use a light source that it is not a candle.

Halloween Craft – Milk Jug Ghost

Kids Halloween crafts are a fun way to get them into the planning, even if they are too young to go out Trick or Treating.

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These milk jug ghosts are simple to make – all you need are plastic containers (you could even use clear pop bottles) and some markers.

You can either poke small holes in the back and thread through Christmas tree lights or use the milk container ghosts for Halloween party games like bowling.

Halloween Craft – Jar Lantern

Another kids Halloween craft!

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What you need
* Mason jar, jam jar, or some other sort of glass jar
* Dark coloured paint and paintbrush or scissors, construction paper and tape or glue

How to do it
* Clean out the jar
* Create the design, keeping the construction paper or paint on the outside of the jar
* Safety first! Have an adult light the candle for the jar lantern, and make sure the jar is in a spot where it won’t get accidentally knocked over.

Halloween Craft – Toilet Paper Roll Mummy

A toilet paper roll mummy is an easy Halloween craft to make, even for kids with mommys who need a break!

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All you need
* Toilet paper roll, with a bit of “tp” still on it
* Googley eyes, or you could draw some on with a marker
* Glue

How to do it
* Take an empty toilet paper roll, or take the remaining amount of toilet paper off a roll
* Re-roll the paper on, using a bit of glue to help hold it in place
* Give the mummy some eyes, and give to mommy to let dry