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Create It! Trick or Treat Boxes
by Karen

It's Make It Monday! This week, Karen shares a fun and easy DIY to make a festive doorhanger - perfect decor for fall!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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Create It! Kitchen Sign
by Karen

In this DIY video, Karen share a fun tutorial to make decor for your kitchen! Make it your own by using photos of your favorite recipes and customizing the word!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 09, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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Create It! Leaf Bowl
by Karen

It's #MakeItMonday! Bring the autumn outdoors indoors with this fun DIY leaf bowl tutorial - a perfect place for candy or decor!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 02, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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Create It! Halloween Spider Decor
by Karen

Oh what a tangled web we weave! In this video, Karen shares a festive Halloween DIY, perfect to create wall decor or decorate a trick or treat bag!

Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 19, 2020 at 10:14 AM
Create It!

Create It! Trick or Treat Boxes
by Karen

It's #MakeItMonday during spooky season! With Halloween right around the corner, Karen shares a fun DIY to make giving friends candy and treats even more fun!

Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 12, 2020 at 12:53 PM
APL How-To: Chic Fabric Journal Cover
with Stacy

Join us on the second Friday of each month for a quick and easy tutorial for a DIY you can do at home! Today, turn a plain journal into a custom chic piece of art! Stacy shares a fun DIY to make a chic fabric journal cover. 

Thank you to Amber with Crazy Little Projects for letting us share this craft today! View the full tutorial here

Music: BenSound
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 09, 2020 at 3:12 PM
Create It!

Create It! Metal Flowers
by Karen

It may be fall, but you can make flowers that bloom all year long! Karen shares a fun and easy DIY to make modern-looking metal flowers.
Check out last week's tutorial to learn how to make trivets and wall art from clothespins.
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 05, 2020 at 10:13 AM
Create It!

Create It! Clothespin Circles
by Karen

It's #MakeItMonday! Karen shares a fun, versatile DIY using clothespins! Follow along to make your own trivet, coaster or wall art! 

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 28, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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Create It! Magical Unicorn Magnet
by Karen

It's Make It Monday! Today Karen shares how to make a enchanted unicorn magnet to add some magic to your refrigerator or locker!

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Paper snoflakes

Craft Time! Paper Snowflakes

Post by Justine C

With winter here and snow days waiting to happen, you might be wondering how you can keep kids occupied when it’s too cold for them to play outside. It certainly won’t do to put them in front of the TV or computer screen for hours on end. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun crafts you can do in the comfort of your own home with materials you most likely already own. All you need to make your own snowflakes is a white sheet of paper, a pair of scissors, some tape or glue, and yarn!


  • A white sheet of paper cut into a square (try coffee filters if you don't have a piece of paper)
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • A ball of yarn or string

Instructions (see below for a visual of each step):

  1. Fold your sheet of paper in half diagonally until it’s in a triangle shape.
  2. Fold it in half again so the pointed ends meet and it makes an even smaller triangle.
  3. Now fold the triangle into thirds. You’ll want them to be even, so make sure to do your adjustments before creating the creases.
  4. Cut across the bottom of the paper to create a triangle.
  5. Cut patterns into the newly formed triangle. Be creative! Just don’t cut it clean across - you’ll need to be able to unfold it.
  6. Unfold the paper completely and carefully. Now you have a unique snowflake of your very own!
  7. Cut a piece of yarn at least a foot long.
  8. With tape or glue, attach the yarn to one of the edges of your snowflake.
  9. Hang up your snowflake from the ceiling, in the window or somewhere else that could use some winterizing!

Snowflake Craft Visual How-To

This fun and easy craft is suitable for any child who’s comfortable using scissors and is something every member of the family can get in on! Once you’ve tried the way described here, try and make specific designs such as hearts or moons, or search the internet for extreme patterns that you can follow. Try starting with this Google search! Don’t take my word for it - try it out and be sure to share your results on Instagram or Twitter @APLReadingRocks!

Happy crafting!

Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 06, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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