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Craft Apparent

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About Craft Apparent

Kids love to create things. Give them a few basic materials, a little bit of time and watch their eyes light up as they eagerly show off their latest masterpieces.

Craft Apparent, featuring crafting expert Vickie Howell, is all about giving you the tools you need to help your child make magic. It features tips and ideas to help spark kids' creativity, learn new skills and have fun. You’ll occasionally find ideas for things to make for your kids, too, particularly the wee ones who have no idea what scissors and glue are!

And, what if you’re not exactly a crafty parent? No worries. Even if you’re all thumbs, you'll find easy to follow instructions to help you and your child create some cool things.

So, go grab your kid and get your craft on!

About Vickie


Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, writer and crafty spokesperson.

She was the host and Creative Consultant of TV's Knitty Gritty for 8 seasons, co-host of DIY Network's Stylelicious and the Needle Arts host for's CRAFTED series. Vickie writes a celebrity column for Knit.1 Magazine, a blog column for, is a regular contributor to Crochet Today! Magazine and, and the spokesperson for the Lands' End FeelGood Campaign. She's the author of several best-selling craft books including her most recent, AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher.

Learn more about Vickie and her projects, including the community driven Craft Corps, at

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