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  • TeenNick Holiday Tree: How To Make Degrassi Ornaments And A Cynthia Tree Topper!

    Posted on 12/20/2013 by Rachel1016

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    Throughout the month of December, you crafted along as we added festive decorations to our official TeenNick Holiday Tree! And now that the holidays are right around the corner, we finally have a finished product!

    We made final touches to the body of the tree with Degrassi ornaments and topped it off (literally) with a replica of Angelica's iconic Cynthia doll from Rugrats! We want you to take creative control with these crafts, so feel free to add your personal touches, but if you're looking for a little inspiration, check out our ideas below!

    Start off with some different colored construction paper, scissors, and glue!

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    Cut out small photos of your favorite Degrassi characters!

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    Play around with different colors and shapes. We decided to create a few abstract designs, a snowflake collage, and some snowmen!

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    And the crowning achievement of our entire holiday tree... Angelica's very special and totally not demented doll, Cynthia! All it took was one Barbie, a little glue, a red Sharpie, and some felt. Isn't she stunning?

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    We hope you had as much fun as we did creating these silly crafts! From all of us here at TeenNick, have a happy and safe holiday!

  • TeenNick Holiday Tree: How To Make Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes!

    Posted on 12/13/2013 by Rachel1016

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    Last week, we showed you how to make a colorful felt garland perfect for draping around any holiday tree. This week, we're adding a little something sparkly: pipe cleaner snowflakes! This craft is a perfect way to add a unique, but classically elegant ornament to your tree!

    1. Gather your materials. For this project, you'll need five pipe cleaners per snowflake and a pair of scissors.

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    2. Cut each of the five pipe cleaners in half so you have a total of ten pieces.

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    3. Take three of the smaller pieces, fold them in half around each other to make a six-point star.

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    4. With the remaining seven pieces, cut two-thirds of the length of each piece. You should now have seven longer pieces and seven shorter pieces.

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    5. Take one of the longer pieces and fold about half way down each stem. Repeat for each of the remaining five stems on the snowflake. (You will have one extra piece in case you mess up!)

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    6. Repeat step five with the smaller pieces at the top of each stem. Again, you will have one extra piece!

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    Feel free to mix and match colors, or add embellishments to your snowflakes! After all, no two snowflakes are exactly the same.

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    Check in with us next week for our final phase of decorations! It may or may not involve Degrassi. (Hint: it most definitely will).

  • TeenNick Holiday Tree: How To Make A Colorful Felt Garland!

    Posted on 12/06/2013 by Rachel1016

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    Undeniable fact: one of the best parts of the holidays is getting to put up decorations. It's the one time of year where it's acceptable to transform any and every normal surface into a gilded, tinsellated, sparkly winter wonderland! And while some people go for the ~classy~ holiday look (you know, the ones inspired by Pinterest Boards with streamlined color palettes that somehow incorporate Mason jars...), here at TeenNick we like to think of holiday decorating as an excuse to incite a full-on color EXPLOSION.

    Over the next couple of weeks, we're going to be adding custom decorations to our very special TeenNick Holiday Tree. Not only will we document the process, but we'll include how-to guides for each craft so you can decorate your own festive fir!

    Our first tree decoration: a multi-colored felt garland. This craft is definitely easiest with a group, so gather your friends and get in the SPIRIT!

    1. Gather your materials. For this project, you'll need different colored felt (the more, the better!), scissors, and some black yarn.

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    2. Cut the felt into small rectangular pieces. Each piece should be roughly 3 inches tall and 1/2 inch wide.

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    3. Cut black string into twelve 24-inch pieces. Use the string to tie a knot around the middle of each felt piece. Leave about 1/2 inch space in between each piece. Make sure you order the colors so they don't repeat, and leave enough string at the end to eventually tie each piece together.

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    4. Take two full strings and wrap them around each other to make the garland full.

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    5. Finally, tie each large piece together to make the garland long!

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    VOILA! What a merry beaut. (And to think we've only just begun...)

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    Check in with us next week for our second phase of decorations! And while you're getting crafty, be sure to check out TeenNick's Best Holidays Ever! For the next three Saturdays at 1pm ET, we're going to be marathoning special holiday episodes of your favorite TeenNick shows. This weekend we start with Zoey 101, followed by Victorious and Big Time Rush!