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The end of the rainbow

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in General, Kids Projects

Rainbows are something special in nature. After a heavy rainstorm, they pop up — like magic — to paint the sky with a multi-colored arc when the sun breaks through the parting clouds. And then, they disappear. They are created by the sun shining on droplets of moisture still in air. The light gets “bent”… Continue reading.

Ready for Some Football?

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Kids Projects

Football season kicks off soon on the professional and college levels. To celebrate, we draw your attention to a popular craft project we first ran in the February 2012 issue — when Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl. It’s a craft pattern to color, cut out and assemble your own movable cardboard “action figure.” An adult or an… Continue reading.

Co-op careers

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 in Kids Projects

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Consider a career in the energy field! Gov. Mitch Daniels has declared Oct. 17-21 “Careers in Energy Week.” Your local electric cooperative may be a place you’d like to work when you get older. Many times what you do in the future is… Continue reading.

Heart to heart

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 in Kids Projects

Hearts are everywhere in February as everyone gets ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you like to cut and paste, you’ll enjoy making this lovable “heart person.” Write a Happy Valentine’s Day message on it and your heart person becomes a Valentine’s Day card! Simply cut out heart shapes of different sizes from colored paper…. Continue reading.

Thinkin’ of Lincoln

Posted on Feb 16, 2009 in Kids Projects

(This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Electric Consumer.) What better way to honor Abraham Lincoln on his 200th birthday than to send him a birthday card? The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission invites people to send birthday cards — preferably homemade — to honor our country’s celebrated 16th president. The cards… Continue reading.

Get stuck on stamp collecting!

Posted on Sep 12, 2007 in Kids Projects

Stamp collecting is one hobby you can start while you’re young that can really stick with you for life! It’s fun and easy. And, because postage stamps have been around for over 150 years, are available from every country and celebrate almost every known subject, your collection can keep expanding as you become older. You… Continue reading.

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