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And add two more strips of paper to your paper Easter egg ornament.
And add two more strips of paper to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Take a shorter strip of paper and make a circle for the top.
Take a shorter strip of paper and make a circle for the top to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Glue the ring to the top of the paper Easter egg ornament.
Glue the ring to the top of the paper Easter egg ornament.

Hang the paper Easter egg ornaments all around the house.
Hang the paper Easter egg ornaments all around the house since they are not only fun to make, but are terrific Easter decorations, too.

Shake glitter over the taped portion of the paper strip.
Shake glitter over the taped portion of the paper strip to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Glue the ends together to form a ring to make your paper ornaments.
Glue the ends together to form a ring to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Make your circle egg-shaped for form the Easter ornament.
Make your circle egg-shaped to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Put tape and glitter on the shorter strips.
Put tape and glitter on the shorter strips to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Add your first strip of glittered paper to the frame.
Add your first strip of glittered paper to the frame to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Cut the paper into strips to make the glittery paper Easter ornaments.
Cut the paper into strips to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Put double-sided tape on the long strip of paper.
Put double-sided tape on the long strip of paper to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Assemble the materials to make your paper Easter ornaments.
Assemble the materials to make your paper Easter ornaments, which is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Glittery Paper Easter Egg Shaped Ornaments
This beautiful glittery paper Easter ornament is one of the easiest Easter crafts for kids.

Learning Multiplication: Rote Learning or Memorization?
Rote memorization isn't always the best way to learn multiplication. Sometimes children needs multiplication tricks to help them make sense out of why the times tables work.

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9 Things That Interfere with Kids' Sleep
What leads to kids having trouble falling asleep or staying in bed? Be aware of these common kids' sleep problems.

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The 7 Worst Things Your Kids Can Drink
These seven worst drinks, such as raw milk and coffee, are definitely not on the list of healthy snacks for kids.

Top 3 Worst Gifts for A Teacher
They say it's the thought that counts for gifts and it's just as important to give some thought to what would be the worst gift for a teacher. Though teachers are appreciative of their student's gifts, there are some that are worse than others.

Kindergartners Today are Playing Less, Studying More
Kindergartners today are facing increasing pressure to perform academically and achieve good scores on tests. Learn why experts say that's not good.

Six Kids' Birthday Party Invitation Ideas
Ideas for fun and festive ideas for kids' birthday party invitations to make at home. Making your own invitations lets your child create her own design and is a great way to save money!

The Emotional Development of a 5 Year Old
Emotions at age 5 mean contradictions: Five-year-old children are developing more self control but may sometimes have emotional meltdowns, too.

3 Parenting Strategies to Improve Your Child's Behavior
These parenting strategies will teach you how to improve your child's behavior. Learn more about discipline, handling your child's attitude and more.

"I'm So Fat." 7 Things to Say When Your Child Says This to You
Kids can develop problems with body image even at a young age these days. Here are 7 ideas for what to say when your child says,

8 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play and Why It's So Good for Kids
Pretend play is good for kids' development in many important ways. Here are some tips to encourage creative play and imagination in kids.

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How to Talk to Your Child About September 11
Do you know what you will say when your child asks questions about September 11? Here are some tips on how to talk to your child about the events of that day, and what they meant for our nation.

How to Spot Stress and Anxiety in Children
School-age children can get stressed coping with tests, homework, and social pressures. Parents can help by looking for signs of stress and anxiety.

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Super-Fun Paper Robot Craft for Boys
By just cutting out some colorful paper in fun shapes, your child will assemble his very own robots in minutes; it's a super-fun craft for boys!

7 Things to Do in the Summer to Get Ready for School
It's never too early to start thinking about what you'll need to do to get your child ready to go back to school. What can you do in the summer to ensure a smooth transition to school routines in the fall? Whether your child is starting kindergarten or going back to grade school, try these ideas to get your family ready to hit the ground running when fall comes.

Sugar and Kids - How to Cut Down on How Much They Eat
Easy, smart, and effective ways to cut your family's sugar consumption and get their taste buds used to more healthy treats.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Boys and Girls
Great holiday gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive. Sometimes, the best holiday gifts, especially for kids, are some fun stocking stuffers.

How to Help Your Child Cope with Cliques
Coping with cliques may be a common problem, but parents and teachers should stop it when it happens. Here's how, and why it's important.

Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelet - Finished
Create different rubber band bracelet designs on the Rainbow Loom kit and wear them together. Page 14.

Put another rubber band on the hook and pull through as before.
Take the next band and pull through as before, this time through the 2 loops of the previous rubber band.

Put the other loop of the rubber band on the hook.
As before, put the other end of the rubber band on the hook.

Examples of Finished Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelets
These are some examples of bracelets you can make with the min Rainbow Loom.

Pull the new rubber band through halfway.
Pull the new rubber band through, stopping halfway as before and twisting the hook up again when done.

Finish looping the rubber band on the mini Rainbow Loom.
Finish putting the rubber band on the mini Rainbow Loom as shown.

Put the other end of the rubber band on the hook of the mini Rainbow loom.
Place the other loop of the rubber band on the mini Rainbow loom's hook.

Put a clip on one end of the mini Rainbow Loom and hook a rubber band on the other.
Put a clip on one end of the Rainbow Loom and hook a rubber band through on the other side.

Twist the hook and pull it through the mini Rainbow Loom.
Turn the hook and pull it through the mini Rainbow Loom.

Turn the hook up again after it goes through the mini Rainbow Loom.
After you've pulled the rubber band on the hook halfway through the mini Rainbow Loom, turn it up again.

Continue looping the rubber band around the mini Rainbow Loom kit.
Loop the rubber band around the mini Rainbow Loom as shown to begin making your rubber band bracelet.

To make your rubber band bracelet, place a rubber band on the mini Rainbow Loom kit.
Take a rubber band and place it on the mini Rainbow Loom kit to begin your rubber bracelet.

How to Make a Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelet
Gather the materials you will need to create your Rainbow Loom rubber band bracelet.

How to Make a Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelet
Easy instructions for how to make rainbow loom rubber band bracelets

Draw and cut out hearts for the shamrocks for the st patricks day crafts hat place cards.
To make the shamrocks for the st patricks day crafts place cards, draw and cut out hearts of various sizes.

You will have different-sized hearts to make the shamrocks for your st patricks day crafts hat place cards.
When you are finished cutting out the hearts, you will have two sizes for the shamrocks for your st patricks day crafts hat place cards.

Glue together your shamrocks and add stems to make your st patricks day crafts place cards.
Take your hearts and glue them together to make your shamrocks for your st patricks day crafts place cards.

Add the names to finish the st patricks day crafts place cards.
Write the name on the middle leaf of the large shamrock to complete this st patricks day crafts place card.

Make a circle using the bottom of your paper cup to make the place cards st patricks day crafts.
Trace the bottom of your cup on a green card stock paper and cut out the circle to form the hat for the st patricks day crafts table place cards.

Cut a rectangle to form the hat for the st patricks day crafts place cards.
Cut a piece of green card stock into a rectangle 6

Make a cylinder and glue it to the circle to make the hat for the st patricks day place cards.
Form the rectangle into a cylinder and glue it to the circle to form the st patricks day crafts top hat place cards.

Cut a strip of black paper and gold paper to complete the hat for the st patricks day crafts place cards.
Cut a strip of black paper and a small rectangle of gold paper to form the band and buckle for the st patricks day crafts hat place cards.

Make two tiny cuts in the gold paper to make your st patricks day place card hats.
Make two small cuts in the gold paper to continue making your top hats for the st patricks day place cards.

Slide the black paper strip through the gold to make the buckle for the st patricks day crafts hat place cards.
Take the black strip of paper and slide it through the gold paper

Assemble your materials to make your St Patricks Day place cards.
Get your materials together to create your place cards for St Patricks Day.

St Patricks Day Crafts - Top Hat Table Place Cards
One of the cutest St Patrick's day crafts for kids, these top hat place cards will be a hit at your next St. Patrick's Day celebration.

String shamrocks on the ribbon to make your st patricks day crafts garland.
Space out your shamrocks evenly and keep stringing them onto the garland to continue your st patricks day crafts project.

St Patricks Day Crafts - Shamrock Garland
This cute shamrock garland is a super fast and easy St Patricks Day craft to make with kids.

Gather your materials to make your st patricks day crafts shamrock garland.
You will only need a few materials to create this simple st patricks day crafts shamrock garland.

Draw and cut out the shamrock and punch a hole through the top to thread the ribbon to make your st patricks day crafts garland.
To make this st patricks day crafts garland, draw the shamrock, cut it out, and punch a hole through the top to thread the ribbon through it.

Tape the shamrocks onto the ribbon to help them stay in position on the st patricks day crafts garland.
To help the shamrocks stay in place on the st patricks day crafts garland, tape the back of the shamrocks onto the ribbon.

Here is your St. Patrick's Day crafts garland all ready to be strung up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Now your st patricks day shamrock garland is ready for you to hang up to celebrate the holiday.

How to Discipline Without Yelling at Kids
Smart strategies for how to stop yelling at kids, why yelling is an ineffective, and possibly harmful, method of child discipline.

Best Ways to Build Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
Whether your child is an adventuresome foodie or a picky eater, you can steer him toward healthy eating habits.

Signs That Your Child May Be the Victim of Bullying
School bullying is a common problem for many children. These warning signs may be an indication that your child is a victim of bullying at school.

Should Schools Send Out BMI Letters?
How school BMI reports can provide useful information and what parents can do to make sure they put school

How Foods Can Boost Your Immune System
While there is no one magic food that will boost your family’s immune system health, eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is an important part of maintaining good health.

punch a hole in the butterfly body and wings.
Take the hole puncher and make holes in the butterfly body and wings for your Valentine card.

fasten together the body and wings of the butterfly Valentine card.
take the brad fastener and put together the butterfly wings and body.

cut out hearts using the purple card stock paper.
Take the purple card stock paper and cut out hearts.

glue on the hearts on the wings of the butterfly Valentine.
Glue on the purple hearts on the wings of the butterfly homemade Valentine cards.

Write your Valentine message on the butterfly card.
write your message on the butterfly homemade Valentine cards.

Cut out the butterfly for the Valentine card.
Cut the butterfly shape for your homemade Valentine card.

Draw the face on the butterfly for the Valentine card.
Take your pen and draw and face on the butterfly Valentine card.

Make the wings with the pink card stock paper.
Fold the pink card stock paper for the wings for the butterfly Valentine.

draw the butterfly wing for the valentine card.
draw your butterfly wings for the kids' homemade Valentine card.

cut out the butterfly wings for the homemade Valentine card.
Cut out the wings for the butterfly Valentine card.

fold the red card stock paper for the butterfly Valentine.
Fold the red card stock paper to make the butterfly for the Valentine card.

Draw the body of the butterfly for the Valentine card.
Using a pen, draw the body of the butterfly for your homemade Valentine card.

Homemade Valentine Cards - a Butterfly Valentine to Make with Kids
Here is a cute idea for a butterfly homemade Valentine Card that you can make with your kids.

Assemble supplies for the butterfly homemade Valentine cards
You will need cardstock paper, scissors, a hole punch, glue, and a fastener to make this adorable butterfly Valentine's Day card.

Simple Machines Science Fair Projects
Predicting how many simple machines can be found in one room, learning about and explaining what a simple machine is are two simple simple machines science projects.

Science Fair Topic Ideas in Engineering
Engineering encompasses everything from design to building to computer and social engineering. Here are some science fair topic ideas in engineering.

Science Fair Projects: Building a Bridge
Exploring why some bridges hold up during natural disasters and some don't is one science fair project, as well as designing and building a bridge. Page 2.

Rube Goldberg Machine Ideas
Most people have seen Rube Goldberg machines in action, those machines in which one action cause a reaction which in turn causes another action until at the end something interesting occurs. It would be a great science fair challenge for your child to come up with his own Rube Goldberg Machine ideas.

Computer Engineering Science Experiments
What makes some computers run faster than others, discovering how fast your computer is, an explanation of how Google gives you results, a comparison of basic computer programming languages your child learns are few of the exciting computer engineering science experiments your child can try out.

Glue your hearts together into a shamrock shape for this hanging shamrock saint patricks day craft.
Next, glue the hearts together to form shamrocks for the hanging shamrocks saint patricks day craft.

Hang your shamrock saint patricks day craft decorations.
Hang your shamrock saint patricks day decorations wherever you want, whether it's from the ceiling or any other place where you want to add the St. Patrick's Day spirit.

Saint Patricks Day Crafts - Shamrock Decorations
Why Buy? To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, make these festive, fun, and easy shamrock decorations with your child to hang around the house!

Get your materials together to make your Saint Patricks Day shamrock decorations.
Gather the materials you will need to make the Saint Patricks Day shamrock decorations.

Draw a continuous, widening circle to make the streamer for the Saint Patrick's Day hanging shamrock.
To make your Saint Patrick's Day hanging shamrock, draw a continuous circle with concentric lines going outward.

Cut along the lines to make your Saint Patrick's Day hanging shamrock.
To make the Saint Patrick's Day hanging shamrock, cut along the lines.

When you are done, the streamer for your Saint Patrick's Day craft hanging shamrock decoration will look like this.
When you have finished cutting the streamer for your Saint Patrick's Day crafts decoration, it will look like this.

Make a hole in the center circle for the ribbon for your Saint Patrick's Day decoration.
Next, punch a hole in the center of the center circle of your streamer for your Saint Patrick's Day hanging shamrock decoration.

Loop and tie a piece of ribbon on the streamers for the Saint Patrick's Day decoration.
Loop and tie a piece of ribbon into the punched hols in the center of your Saint Patrick's Day decoration.

Fold an edge of card stock paper and draw a heart and cut it out for the saint patricks day craft hanging shamrock.
In this next step in making the hanging shamrock saint patricks day craft, fold an edge of green card stock an draw a heart.

Cut out the heart and use it to draw more to make the clovers for your saint patricks day craft hanging shamrock.
To continue making your saint patricks day craft hanging shamrock, cut out the heart and use it to trace around to draw more hearts.

9 Ways to Help Your Child Beat the Back-to-School Blues
How to help your child cope with back-to-school blues and help her look forward to fall and the start of school.

Helping Your Child With Elementary School Geometry
It's hard to help with shapes, angles, polygons and other elementary geometry topics if you can't remember what everything looks like. Here's an illustrated parent's guide to early geometry.

5 Healthy Habits for Kids to Prevent Cold and Flu
Instill these healthy habits for kids in your children to keep them healthy and prevent cold and flu during the school year and all year round.

Quick and Healthy After-School Snacks
Kids often want a snack after school to tide them over until dinnertime. Here are some great ideas and tips for kids' after-school snacks.

12 Questions to Ask Before a Play Date
If your child wants to go to a friend's house to play, get information from the other parents to ensure your child is safe while having fun.

Great Board Games for Older School-Age Kids
Board games are a great way to spend time together as a family while having fun. They can also help kids sharpen cognitive and social skills.

Protecting Against Child Predators
The biggest threat to your child's safety is not a lurking stranger. Learn how to protect your child from child predators, who may be closer than you think.

Fun Ideas for a Sleepover Party for Kids
School-age kids love, love, love sleepovers! Try one of these fun ideas for your next sleepover party for kids.

7 Fun Family Game Night Ideas
Ideas for games, snacks, and other tips to make your next family game night fabulous and fun!

Head Lice Symptoms and Treatment
When it comes to head lice, parents have lots of questions. Here's what you need to know about how lice is spread, symptoms and treatment.

5 Fun Kids' Fitness Tips for Kids Who Hate Exercise
If your child would rather spread out on the sofa than get some fresh air and exercise, here are some fun kids' fitness motivators to get him moving.

Parenting Strategies to Address Negative Child Behavior
A child's negative temperament can be a lot for parents to handle. These parenting strategies show you how to squash negative child behavior.

Easy to Make Valentine's Day Box Ideas
Where to put all those school Valentines? Easy, adorable, and fun Valentine boxes to make with your child.

How to Plan a Kids' Christmas Party
From Christmas games to treats to invitations, everything you need to know to throw a great kids' Christmas party.

Valentine Games for Kids' Valentine's Day Parties
Looking for some great ideas for Valentines party games for a celebration at home or at school? These fun and creative games are sure to be a hit.

Your 10-Year-Old-Child - Behavior and Daily Routines
An overview of what's going on in a typical 10-year-old child's life. As they straddle young childhood and adolescence, 10-year-old children are going through many changes and transformations. Here's a look at what you can expect to see in a typical 10-year-old child's development.

100 Ideas for 100th Day of School Collections
On the 100th day of school, many students are asked to bring in 100th day collections made up of 100 items. Here are some awesome ideas for 100 Day items.

Help Your Child to Read With Fluency
Reading fluency is one of the most important skills for a child to master in the early elementary years. Here are some great ways to build this skill.

Teaching Kids Math During Road Trips
Taking road trips provides some great opportunities to help your kids practice math skills. All along the way, there are math games you can play to not only occupy your child, but to also practice a variety of math skills. With a pencil, some paper and maybe even a calculator, you can take kids math on the road.

10 Reasons Time Out May Not Be Working for Your Child
Are time outs not working so well in your home? Here are some common time-out mistake parents make and what to do to fix them.

7 Restaurant Manners All Kids Should Know
Good restaurant manners kids should know so that they can be pleasant company when you eat out.

5 Reasons Why Restaurants' "Ban Kids" Policies are Unfair
Banning kids from restaurants is unfair and unnecessary--there are other ways restaurants can make dining pleasant for patrons.

School Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences
What is the difference between parent teacher conferences and school open house?

Dr. Christopher Kearney on School Refusal
School refusal, when a child refuses to go to school, is more than just not wanting to go to school. Dr. Christopher Kearney, Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic answers some questions about school refusal.

15 Questions to Ask Your Child About School
Try one of these more open-ended questions as a way to get your child to talk about school.

Signs Your Child Has a Toxic Friend
Worried about your child's friendship with a kid who may not be good for him? Here are some telltale signs that your child may have a toxic friend.

Post Slumber-Party Tips
Hosting a sleepover party for kids? Try these tips on how to make the morning after a slumber party stress-free and easy.

Shopping Tips for School Supplies
Shopping for school supplies doesn't have to be a hassle. Here are some great ways you can save time and money while buying back-to-school supplies.

Rainbows
Sir Isaac Newton had a lot to say and not all of it was about motion. Your child can recreate his discovery that white light can be broken down into a spectrum of colors (or rainbows).

Balloon Rockets and More Science Fair Topics in Physics
Physics science fair projects allow children to create balloon rockets, explore surface tension and gravity. No wonder physics projects thrill them.

Water Cycle and Evaporation Science Fair Ideas
One of the best water cycle and evaporation science fair ideas I've seen was a student who became a water droplet and took the

Static Electricity Science Fair Ideas
Static electricity is a lot of fun to play with, especially when you get to shock people and make hair stand on end. Here are some static electricity science fair ideas.

Circuits and Circuit Board Science Projects
Electricity and electronics is a lot of fun to experiment with, especially circuit boards and circuits. Here are some circuit and circuit board science fair projects.

Celestial Navigation Science Fair Ideas
Navigating by the stars, also known as celestial navigation, can help your child find his way to some great science fair ideas.

How Do the Planets Affect Changing Seasons?
Astronomers know that the sun and the moon have a lot to do with how the seasons changes, but does your child? Do the planets affect changing seasons?

Dissolving Salt and Sugar Science Experiments
There are three main ways to approach dissolving salt and sugar science experiments for the science fair. All involve using different liquids to compare dissolve rates.

Good Social and Emotional Skills Linked to Kids' Future Success
Having good social and emotional skills in kindergarten may help kids achieve success later in life.

Is Your Kid Bored at School?
When your child is bored at school, ask some questions, starting with the big one: why is my child bored at school?

Physical, Social and Cognitive Skills for Kindergarten
Your 5-year-old is experiencing an explosion of skills as she enters kindergarten, skills that are important for her success in school. As she hits her many physical, cognitive, social and emotional milestones, there are a number of them that her kindergarten teacher will be looking for.

Trace a heart on another piece of felt of a different color to make the lip balm holders.
Trace a heart on another piece of felt of a different color to make the non-candy Valentine gift lip balm holders.

Glue the hearts onto the non-candy Valentine gift lip balm holder.
Glue the hearts onto the non-candy Valentine gift lip balm holder to add a decorative touch.

Glue a bit of ribbon at the top to make a handle for the lip balm holder.
Glue a bit of ribbon at the top to make a handle for the non-candy Valentine gift lip balm holder.

Make Felt Lip Balm Holders in 5 Easy Steps
Learn how to make these pretty felt lip balm holders for an easy non-candy Valentine gift.

You'll need just a few materials to make this lip balm holder non-Valentine gift craft for kids.
Get the materials to make these felt lip balm holder non-candy Valentine gifts.

Cut felt into squares to begin making your non-candy Valentine gift craft.
Cut the felt to begin making the non-candy Valentine gift lip balm holders.

Cut out the hearts and glue the edges of the square of felt to make your Valentine gift.
Cut out the hearts and glue the edges of the square of felt to make your lip balm holder non-candy Valentine gift.

Parent Involvement in Schools
How can busy working parents be involved in their children's education? Get some quick ideas for ways to be involved with and support your child’s elementary education.

Style Conflict: When Parents Disagree on Discipline
Strategies parents can try to work better as a team and compromise when they don't agree on discipline.

Outdoor Party Games - Steal the Bacon
This great outdoor party game encourages great skills in kids such as listening as well as exercising their minds and honing their reflexes.

6 Ways to Speed Up Your Family Morning Routine
Getting ready for school and work on time can be difficult with young kids. Here are some tips for how to make your morning routine faster and easier.

How to Teach Kids Empathy & Emotional Intelligence
Teaching empathy and nurturing emotional intelligence in a child is one of the most important jobs we have as parents. Research shows that emotional intelligence may even be more important for life success than intellectual intelligence. And teaching empathy to a child may be an important factor in warding off bullying behavior.

6 Important Halloween Safety Tips for Families
This Halloween, don't forget to keep some key Halloween safety tips in mind to keep everyone safe and healthy while having fun.

7 Ways to Make Family Mealtime Fun
Make family dinners fun with these ideas for getting silly, choosing and making dinner together, and more.

How Do You Talk to Your Child? 5 Reasons Why It Matters
What we say to our kids and how we say it is as important as how our children speak to us. Here are some key reasons why it matters.

How to Spot Early Signs of a Reading Problem
Not every child who's slow to read has a reading problem. But early intervention is crucial to helping kids with reading problems such as dyslexia. Look for these signs of reading delays, and have your child evaluated to see how you can help.

How to Help a Child in First Grade with Math
If your child is having trouble with math in first grade, here's what you can do to help.

How to Handle Defiant Children
The problem of how to handle defiant children is a common one. But parents can teach kids how to express themselves without being defiant. Here's how.

How to Not Spoil Your Child - Tips on Discipline
Making sure you don't spoil your child is one of the most important things we can do as parents. Encourage good manners and gratitude in kids.

7 Ways Parents Encourage Bad Behavior in Kids
Are you making excuses or not being consistent? Here are some common ways parents unwittingly encourage bad behavior in kids.

After-School Tutoring
Does your child need a little extra help with schoolwork? Here's how you can find a good after-school tutor or program for your child.

Holiday Stress and Anxiety in Children
The holidays are wonderful, but they can be stressful, too. Here are some ways parents can help prevent holiday stress and anxiety in children.

How to Set Up a Kids' Homework Area
ere are 9 great ideas for how you can set up a comfortable homework area for your child where she can relax and learn.

How to Put Eyedrops in Your Child's Eyes
Many kids simply do not like the idea or sensation of having eyedrops put into their eyes. Here's how you can ease those drops into his eyes.

How to Treat Kids’ Seasonal Allergies
For kids who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can be a miserable time. Luckily, there are ways to treat allergy symptoms.

How to Make Pretty Pencil Valentines in 5 Easy Steps
Learn how to Make Pretty Pencil Valentines in 5 Easy Steps

Get the supplies to make these pencil Valentines.
Gather supplies to make the pencil Valentines.

Punch out a hole at the top of the circle to make the pencil Valentines.
Punch out a hole to make your pencil Valentine.

Put a pencil through the hole to make the pencil Valentines.
Put the pencil through the hole to finish the pencil Valentine.

Print out the Valentine message and punch out the circle.
Print and punch out the Valentine messages to make the pencil Valentines.

How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Summer is about relaxing and fun, but parents should make sure they include some learning activities so kids don't experience summer learning loss.

Roll and trim your green crepe paper to make the leaves for your paper flowers.
To make the leaves for your paper flowers, roll up the green crepe paper strips.

Begin rolling your petals to make your paper flowers.
Next, begin to make paper flowers by rolling the petals.

Continue rolling the paper to make your paper flowers.
Continue rolling the strip of crepe paper for your paper flowers.

Now you have a finished paper flower.
This is what your finished crepe paper flower will look like.

secure the bottom of the paper flower.
Using tape, secure the bottom of the crepe paper blossom to make your paper flower.

Trim the green crepe paper to make paper flowers
Trim your green crepe paper to make leaves for your paper flowers.

Secure the leaves onto the paper flowers with the tape.
roll the green crepe paper around the paper flower and secure with tape.

Use other colors for petals to make paper flowers and form a bouquet.
Make a bouquet using additional colors to make paper flowers.

Clip your crepe paper strips together.
Clip together your crepe paper strips.

Trim off any ends on the folded crepe paper for the paper flowers.
Trim off the ends to even out the folded crepe paper strip for the paper flowers.

Cut out your petal shape to make paper flowers.
Cut your petal shape for the paper flowers.

Crepe Paper Petals for your paper flowers.
These are your crepe paper petals to make your paper flowers.

Cut out your petals to make your crepe paper flowers.
To make paper flowers, cut the crepe paper into rounded shapes.

You can also roll the strips of crepe paper to cut out blossoms for your paper flowers.
To make the paper flowers, you can also roll the crepe paper to cut your blossoms.

How to Make Easy Crepe Paper Flowers with Kids
Easy instructions for how to make paper flowers out of crepe paper with kids

Gather your materials for the crepe paper flowers.
To make your paper flowers, gather your materials including crepe paper, scissors, and tape.

Cut your crepe paper into strips.
Cut the crepe paper into strips to make your paper flowers.

How to Make a Paper Flower Bouquet
Easy instructions for how to make a paper flower bouquet with crepe paper flowers.

Begin rolling your petals for your paper flowers.
Take a strip of petals and a stem and begin making flowers for your paper flower bouquet.

Here is your flower for your paper flower bouquet.
Your paper flower will look something like this.

Make a violet flower for your paper flower bouquet.
Another flower you can make is a violet flower for your paper flower bouquet.

Your violet paper flower.
Your violet paper flower will resemble this.

Make your leaves for your paper flowers.
Roll 1 or 2 strips of green crepe paper to make your leaves for the paper flowers.

Cut out the leaf shape for your paper flowers.
Cut the leaves for your paper flower bouquet.

Secure the leaf onto the paper flowers.
Take your paper flowers and tape the leaves under the blossoms for your paper flower bouquet.

Your paper flower bouquet of gorgeous paper flowers.
You will now have an assortment of paper flowers for your paper flower bouquet.

Get your materials for your paper flower bouquet.
To make the paper flower bouquet, collect your materials.

Cut strips of crepe paper to make the paper flowers for the bouquet.
Next, cut strips of crepe paper to make the blossoms for your paper flower bouquet.

Combine the crepe paper strips to make your paper flower bouquet blossoms.
To make the paper flowers for your bouquet, combine the strips of crepe paper and cut out the petal shapes for your paper flower bouquet.

Here is another way to cut petals for your paper flower bouquet.
You can also try this alternate method for making paper flowers for your bouquet.

Cut the petal shape for your paper flowers.
Cut your petal shape for the paper flower bouquet.

This is what your triangular petals will look like for your paper flower bouquet.
Your triangle petals for your paper flowers will look like this.

Here is a rounded petal shape for your paper flowers.
Here is another type of petal shape to make your paper flower bouquet.

Here are some sample petals for your paper flowers.
Your petals for your paper flower bouquet will look something like this.

How to Make a Circle Paper Lace Doily in 3 Easy Steps
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7 Parenting Mistakes We All Make (and Should Forgive Ourselves for)
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Why Being an Authoritative Parent is the Best Approach
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1st Grade Math: Build a Fact Family House
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Colorful Paper Chains
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Crepe Paper Flowers
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Gift Bags
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Paper Dahlia Flowers
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Halloween Costumes for Kids 2013
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Great Kids' Halloween Costumes
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Germy Places - The Top Most Germy Places and Things in Public
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Germy Places - The Top Most Germy Places and Things in Public
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Back to School Guide
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The guides on the Parenting & Family Channel here at About.com write about ways to save money in a regular blog carnival called Thrifty Thursday. The following are some previous Thrifty Thursday posts, covering everything from how to save money on groceries to how to find the best sales and discounts for your family.