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Leaping frog

Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in For Youth, Kids Projects

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Origami paper, available at craft stores, is key to creating a nimble, high-jumping paper frog. Though you’ll want to watch a tutorial below to guide you through the process, you can also review the following instructions to help you create your leap frog. Fold the paper in half… Continue reading.

What is your dream?

Posted on Jan 04, 2016 in For Youth, Kids Projects

Electric Consumer encourages students from first to 12th grade to submit a personal essay, poem, short story or creative writing piece that answers the question “What is your dream?” for its writing contest. Please submit your entry to by noon on Jan. 22 for consideration. The top five winning submissions will be published on… Continue reading.

Christmas ribbon tree ornament

Ribbon tree ornament

Posted on Dec 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One stick about six inches long Assorted ribbon One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue Five inches of yarn One small wooden star (optional) What to do: Remove any twigs or leaves connected to your stick. Tie ribbons down the stick, alternating color. Trim the ribbon into the shape of… Continue reading.

Turkey Book

Turkey book of thanks

Posted on Nov 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: Two paper lunch bags One hole punch One craft stick Two rubber bands One pencil or pen Yellow, red and brown construction paper Two googly eyes Recycled magazine pages One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue What to do: Fold two paper bags in half. Punch two holes next to… Continue reading.

Cooperative Meal

A cooperative meal

Posted on Oct 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

Celebrate with your electric co-op by creating a cooperative meal. Make your lunch with products produced by co-ops — wheat, jelly, raisins, butter, juice, milk and so much more. Plus, prepare your meal with a friend or family member to make your meal even more cooperative! What is a cooperative? A cooperative is a non-profit… Continue reading.

From the funnies

Posted on Sep 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One page from comic book One ruler One pen or pencil One pair of scissors One piece of cardstock paper or file folder One bottle of craft glue One roll of packing tape One single hole punch Embroidery floss, yarn or thin cord What to do: Using a ruler and a pen… Continue reading.

No-sew backpack

Posted on Aug 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One T-shirt One pair of scissors One ruler One ink pen or permanent marker Safety pins, paper clips or tape Drawstring cord — We used nearly 15 feet of parachute cord. What to do: Turn the T-shirt inside out and cut sleeves into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and extend from body… Continue reading.

A trip to the moon

Posted on Jul 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One plastic bottle One bottle of white acrylic paint One pair of scissors One piece of cardboard One roll of silver duct tape One 8.5″ by 11″ sheet of paper One sheet of assorted stickers One black permanent marker Three peg dolls What to do: Cover a plastic bottle with white acrylic… Continue reading.

Mini moss garden

Posted on Jun 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: Trowel or small shovel Plastic container or sack Moss and other natural finds Shallow container (plant pot saucer, aluminum foil pan, or bowl) Potting soil Spray bottle What to do: Head out on a walk in the woods with your family. Take a trowel or small shovel and a plastic container or… Continue reading.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Hot Cocoa

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in For Youth, Kids Projects

National Cocoa Day is December 13. Make this festive treat to enjoy on a cold winter day, or to give a friend or teacher as a Christmas present. What you need: 2 clear plastic pastry bags Miniature marshmallows Toothpick Clear tape 10 starlight peppermint candies Red food coloring Spoon Small bowl ½ cup hot cocoa… Continue reading.

Make a better letter

Posted on Sep 08, 2012 in Kids Projects

With just a few craft supplies, you can jazz up a piece of cardboard to make a cool decoration. You can transform the letter of your first name into a fun decoration to hang on your bedroom door or closet door or inside your locker at school. This fun craft makes a great handmade gift… Continue reading.

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