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Thriving on artistic versatility & creativity ~ successfully creating custom work for clients since 1998. A blog about art, design, & inspiration! Projects include (but are not limited to): murals, design, branding, painting, photography, crafts &...

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What is a cheap, easy, DIY Halloween costume for kids? Please briefly describe how to make it and feel free to include a link to a picture.

dani marie

One of my current kid costume obsessions is: GNOMES! How adorable! And, the best part, this costume can be made fairly simply (and inexpensively) on your own! For the Boys: * bright blue shirt + blue or brown pants * over-sized belt or suspenders * bright red hat + beard (my site includes a link to a great tutorial on how to transform a large red shirt into a hat and how to make a nice felt beard. Also, consider attaching the beard to the inside of the hat so it doesn't fall off) * rain boots or clogs * fun prop idea: perhaps add a kid-sized gardening tool For the Girls: * red skirt & a fun "garden-pattern" shirt * bright red hat (see tutorial) * red suspenders (use remnants from hat material) * rain boots or clogs (add fun stockings) * fun prop idea: perhaps add a giant fake flower
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Can you suggest a fun birthday party game or creative activity for 6-8 year-olds?

dani marie

A few months ago I posted "Top 10 Kid Parties" with ideas including an adorable "Office Party," "Sock Monkey Party," "Candy Land Party," "Monster Party," "One Fish, Two Fish," Hungry Caterpillar," "Pirates," and more! Each theme has endless opportunities for crafts and activities!
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