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Candy Cane Mice

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Candy Cane Mice
Another DIY Holiday Decorating idea we've created here at the Kemper Center is Candy Cane Mice. It is a great project to do with kids and the volunteers seemed to have fun making them, as well. We thought it would be something the children would like while visiting the Kemper Center along with all the other holiday decorations. This also follows our theme: ‘Tall Tales: Anything with a Tale or a Tail." The pattern was found on marthastewart.com. Download the pattern and trace it onto a str...
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Find Henry

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Find Henry
The Kemper Center holiday tree will be up the first week in December. Come by and see the decorations that were made by our staff and volunteers. Hopefully, it will inspire your holiday decorating. Don’t forget to bid on the Gourdaments and/or Vote for your favorite. Our holiday sleigh will be available for your yearly family photos, make sure to bring your cameras. A new fun activity at the Kemper Center this year is ‘Where is Henry?’.  Find where Henry Shaw is hiding a...
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Decorating for the Holidays with Natural Materials

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Decorating  for the Holidays with Natural Materials
I was given the task of decorating the Kemper Center for the holidays this year. I love to decorate my house, but decorating the Kemper Center is an especially unique task, as we use all natural materials. Flowers are cut, air dried and made into small bouquets and, of course, our tree is adorned with gourds that staff and volunteers decorate every year. This year I thought I might try something different: bring in colors, low-maintenance projects and give visitors ideas for their own holiday de...
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