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Long-time tatter Heather Boustead shows us the basic techniques needed to get started with this type of lacework.
Wander & Wonder
Get creative with painting with something you have in your house already - vegetables.
Make your own bubble solution with these simple ingredients.
Follow these simple steps to make slime at home - and have Abby teach you a few things too.
Explore the concept of surface tension with items from your kitchen.
Get creative in the kitchen and make a silly sandwich.
Let's investigate what happens when you heat solid materials and then cool the materials.
Plan a trip around Iowa by making a travel collage.
Look for wonder in the world and start a collection.
Create some paper creatures to learn all about camouflage.
Make your own fossils with items in your kitchen.
Explore the beautiful colors of fall leaves with chromatography.
While carving pumpkins this year, take a closer look. Let's do a pumpkin study.
There is so much to be grateful for; try making your own gratitude turkey.
Cooking is chemistry! Make a breakfast favorite while exploring science.
Celebrate the New Year by making origami poppers and fortune tellers.
Make these three snowflakes crafts with supplies from home.
Abby and Zoey celebrate their friendship by designing bracelets for each other.
Abby and Brayden explore the states of ice and create amazing structures.
Explore the meaning of friendship with this activity from the book, Yertle the Turtle.
Abby and her friend Augie celebrate Earth Day and spring by making a bird feeder.
Learn about growing food and making a pizza... with ingredients from the dirt.
Spread a little kindness with May Day baskets for your friend or neighbor.
Create messages of kindness in a super top secret way.
Abby and Braelyn visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover the parts of a flower and the important role flowers play in pollination.
Abby and Alana visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover that plants have lots of ways to collect, direct and absorb water.
Abby & Vaden visit the Des Moines Playhouse and create homemade costumes to dress up as their heroes.
Explore the beauty of the Northern Lights and create Northern Lights window art.
Make art with your children while exploring how making mistakes can help us learn something new.
What did the Pilgrims and Native Americans eat at the first Thanksgiving?
Learn about different kinds of evergreen trees and how we can safely use them to decorate our homes during the holidays.
Trail in a Minute
Take a first-person view hike around Springbrook State Park's Lake Trail.
Take a virtual hike through the hills of Ledges State Park.
Take a virtual hike through the trails of Ambrose A. Call State Park located in Algona.