1. Fresh Ideas: Easter Egg Decorating

    Easter Egg Group

    Ready to decorate some Easter eggs? If you’re looking for unique ways to style your shells this Easter, here are some options we’re in love with.


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  2. Paper Source How-To: Chalkboard Pencil Box

    DIY Pencil Case

    Claudia, a member of the Paper Source Design Team, creates many of our terrific kits. Today, she offers up a project that is perfect for back-to-school. Learn to make an extra-special Chalkboard Pencil Box using one of our paper maché boxes.

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  3. Welcome Spring with Fresh Inspiration

    Spring has sprung. Hop on over to our website, or find a store near you, to take a gander at our selection of gifts and crafts that were hand-picked for the season.

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  4. How-to: 4th of July Star & Ribbon Wands

    Looking to add a little pizazz to your upcoming patriotic party? Try your hand at these star-spangled wands that are sure to be a hit amongst your little ones!

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  5. Upcoming event: Kids Holiday Crafting

    Kids Crafts

    No one is more excited about the holiday season than your kids, and we have the perfect outlet for their joy and laughter. This weekend our stores are hosting a Kids Holiday Crafting Play Day where your kids and their friends can celebrate the season with festive paper crafts. Using a few of our new holiday kits and our assortment of embellishments, young crafters will create jolly keepsakes to adorn your home or your holiday packages.

    Your kids will walk away with gnomes, mushrooms, elves and other colorful creations and you enjoy 10% off of purchases made that day. It’s a play day for crafters of all ages!

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  6. Rainy day crafts for kids

    Haley's rainy day dollWhen thunderstorms, heat waves or snow days keep the kids indoors lean on us to help you weather the storm. We went through our archives to find a few kid-friendly crafts that will keep you from getting caught in the rain.

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  7. Crafts for kids: New kits for boys and girls

    Being the mom/stepmom of three boys, the thought of hosting twelve boys (ages 7-11), at the Evanston store terrified me! How would we keep these boys engaged in the crafts we wanted them to test? (Especially since we planned to sugar them up with donuts during the hour they were with us!) As it turns out, the boys LOVED to craft!

    Quiet and hard working, they started by testing our Ninja Kit concept. (Due in stores this Fall thanks to the overwhelming response from the boys!) This interactive kit creates puppet-like ninjas with jointed arms and legs for action-packed battles!

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  8. Paper crowns for a royal affair

    A few of my Paper Source colleagues are getting up at 3 a.m. to watch the royal wedding, so I thought it would be fun to transform our paper crowns into something our friends across the pond would appreciate. So, in celebration of tomorrow’s momentous occasion, here is a paper crown that pays homage to Great Britain.

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  9. How-to: Lamb treat bag

    favor bag

    Decorate your Easter table or start an Easter project for the kiddies with these lovable little lambs! This idea is great for baby showers too!

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  10. The Big Easy Masks

    mardi_gras_masks_crownsAs a Midwesterner, I have trouble celebrating Mardi Gras. It’s usually cold. It’s usually gray. And the voodoo around here just isn’t the same.

    Sure, I honor the holiday with a batch of étouffée. I even go as far as accepting my father-in-law’s usual Sazerac offer, despite not yet developing a taste for this potent cocktail. Still, it never feels like I do the Carnival justice.

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