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5 Best Knitting Stores in NYC

Long winter nights mean plenty of time to return to that long-abandoned quilt or to get started on that scarf. Our five favorite knitting stores in New York City offer classes, needles, and yarn galore.

02/04/2014

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The 5 Best Alternative Holiday Craft Fairs In NYC

For the most unique gifts, sometimes you need to get crafty. We’re not talking wiles, nor are we urging you to get out the glue gun and start shooting. Instead, we’re inviting you to attend one of New York City’s best craft fairs.

12/12/2013

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Do-It-Yourself Craft Ideas For The Whole Family

Alanna Okun, associate editor at BuzzFeed, visited The Couch with some do-it-yourself ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

06/19/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Of All Ages Can Make

For a unique Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a homemade craft from your child. The following crafts are geared to specific ages, but all are sure to delight mom.

04/29/2013

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Mobile Couch: Getting Crafty On The Upper East Side

Fun for children and their parents, visitors can take part in different creative experiences like designing your own jewelry, candle making and ceramics.

01/08/2013

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6 Places To Go ‘Back To School’ In NYC

As kids in New York City head back to school to this week, maybe you’re nostalgic for the days when September meant new notebooks and a fresh start. Show your solidarity with the kiddies, or simply herald the start of autumn, by taking a class.

09/07/2012

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Once Upon a Crafty Halloween

Channel your inner Martha Stewart by creating inexpensive and easy crafts for Halloween. The kids love it, and it’s a perfect way to spend quality time together.

10/07/2011

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NYC Guide to Arts & Crafts

Covet the satisfaction that comes with creating art, jewelry, or clothing with your own two hands?

CBS New York–09/23/2010

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The Best Arts And Crafts Classes For Kids

Arts and Crafts classes are a fun way to promote creativity in kids. Through using their hands to form objects, this type of instruction allows children to bring their thoughts and ideas into reality. Here is a list of some of the best local arts and crafts classes to help your child find his or her inner Picasso.

CBS New York–08/25/2010