Light up your home with a new twist on the traditional! Hanukkah is just around the corner – and this craft is one you and your kids will love! The possibilities are endless with this handmade menorah project – and you will be sure to find one to suit your style.

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Here are the basic materials to make a handmade menorah:

- paper

- coloring utensils

- scissors

- glue

- craft sticks

- paint or markers

- toilet paper rolls / paper towel rolls

- yellow poster board

 

Save either 8 toilet paper rolls or 4 paper towel rolls that can be cut in half to be used for the candles. Clean off any tissue bits from the rolls and paint them in blue. You can use one shade or multiple – its up to you!

When dry, using a paper towel roll, cut it so there is a larger half that can be used as the center shamash candle for your handmade menorah.

 

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After you have done this, its time to make the candles. I used craft sticks and yellow poster board for this step. The poster board can be cut into sections to make it easier to work with. Cut the paper into teardrop shapes to represent the flames. Glue the teardrop candle flames to the ends of the craft sticks.

Now you are done making your own handmade menorah! Each night when its time to “light” the menoarah, place each stick in the center of each roll.

An alternative for older children, can be creating a base as well, that the candles can be glued into. You can glue a candle in for each night of Hanukkah! www.iClicknPrint.com has all the tools you need to make your crafts and projects at home!

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Happy crafting and Happy Hanukkah!

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Get your children thinking about gratitude this Thanksgiving with a lovely handmade “Thankful Tree.”

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Your kids will love putting this together, and have so much fun decorating the leaves! There is something about taking the time to stop and write down the blessings in your life that makes them sweeter and makes you appreciate them more. There are many different ways to do this craft – so we will go through a few.

The first step is to create the base of the tree. Our poster board and foam board products make for the perfect base! They can be cut, colored, and placed together however you would like. Another great alternative is paper bags. You can tear and crumple paper bag pieces to create a large tree!

 

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The next step is to think of things/people/places your are thankful for and compile a list. You can make “rules” for the leaves, or leave your family members to choose to make as many leaves as they’d like, with anything they are thankful for. A great product to use for the leaves is our poster board. We offer a variety of sizes and colors – including red, orange, yellow, and green – the perfect colors for leaves.

Another great thankful tree idea is to make one with twigs from outside, or a spool of baker’s twine, which can be purchased at the craft store. This smaller version makes the perfect Thanksgiving family dinner center piece. You can even have your guest create a leaf of their own to add to the tree!

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After creating and attaching the leaves, your “Thankful Tree” is done. Place the tree in an area in your home so that you can see it every day. The tree will bring gratitude to your daily life and you will constantly be able to read and be reminded of the things you are thankful for. This project is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time you look at it! I have included a list of the materials that are needed below! Visit www.iClicknPrint.com for all your customizing and project needs. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Materials Needed for Paper Tree -

- 1-2 pieces of 22×8 (or similar size) poster board or foam board

OR

- 1-2 packages of brown paper bags

- 1 Package of our E-Z Print Sign Board Primary Variety Pack

- A roll of scotch tape

- Scissors

- Gel pens or markers

 

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- Twigs from outside

OR

- 1 spool of baker’s twine

- Gel pens or markers

- Hole Punch

- Scissors

- Vase

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With Mother’s Day less than a month away, what do you have planned for your mom’s special day? With iClicknPrint you can design a thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day card that she will remember forever!

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Note cards and greeting cards from Geographics can be purchased online at one of our online retailers -

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There is an assortment of colors and sizes to choose from. The next step is to use the iClicknPrint Design Center to customize your card! Think of a thoughtful message or quote that can be printed on the inside or outside of the card, use her favorite colors, different font styles and colors, even combine clip art and images. This card will be a cinch to make and with a few embellishments and a little creativity you can create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day card!

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This creative card combines paper elements and sweet photos with a pink ribbon and paper heart charm. Royal Brites Photo Paper is perfect to use for this occasion! Also sold online, as well as in stores, you can choose from glossy or matte finish photo paper.

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If you don’t want to add photos to you card, that’s okay! You can go the more simple route! Geographics offers many different styles of letterhead that you can use to get crafty. This card showcases different strips of letterhead paper cut and placed on top of one another, and a pink bow is glued down on top.

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How could your mom not love one of these adorable cards? The best part is that it was handmade from you and not bought from the store. The thought is what counts the most!

You can even view our last post on how to make paper flowers.http://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2012/05/101365150.jpg.rendition.largest.jpg They would be a great 3D addition to your card!

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“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

For most people graduation day is one of the best days of their lives.  Family and friends gather to celebrate this joyous occasion as it is a huge accomplishment. This day serves as an incitement for students to enjoy academic achievements and a way for parents to celebrate how proud they are of their children. This landmark in life is a moment that is worth remembering and cherishing, whether you’re graduating grade school, high school, or college, you walk earnestly towards the stage elegantly dressed in a robe and tassel. Graduation is not so much an ending but rather a new beginning. It embarks the start of new adventures. For adolescents, this is the start of letting go of your parent’s embrace and testing your wings in high school. For high school students, this is the beginning of a new journey to self-discovery and finding out what you really want out of life in college. For college students, graduation marks the beginning of “real life” as you reach out of your comfort zone to something completely new.

Whatever the occasion, let iClicknPrint be a part of your special day! Here is what you need:

1. Invitations from Geographics

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2. Envelopes from Geographics

 

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3. Mailing Labels from Geographics

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How many packages you purchase will depend on how many people you plan on sending invites to.

Now for the fun part! With the iClicknPrint Design Center, there are so many ways to customize your invitations, envelopes, and mailing labels. You can easily create designs using clip art, photos, shapes, and different font styles. Image and impression are very important. The little details and personal touches help pull it all together. The way the message is delivered is just as important as the message itself.

You can also find thank you greeting cards from Geographics!

 

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If you need help, you can visit – www.iclicknprint.com/demo-videos/ There are many easy how to videos!  Don’t forget to use the iClicknPrint Design Center for all of your customizing needs! When you are finishing designing, all you need to do is save your project and print it out!

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2015!

 

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