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I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! Enjoy.
I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring. I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make.
This is a favorite with teachers and students. It is a low cost project that it fun to make and the final results are magical. I have been making shoe box theaters since I was a young kid and enjoyed making zoos and pet shops and fairy land scenes. My boxes became even more elaborate and actually a bit bigger when I discovered my mothers rubber stamp collection. Although I do describe it here as a children's type project do not be fooled by it, you can get pretty detailed and even add simple mechanical animated parts to it. At some later point I will put pictures on of some of my giant "shoe box" theaters that have animated dancing ballerinas, another with screaming ghosts with lightening flashes.
Tasha's daycare made this craft one day in spring. They seemed to have a good time and Tasha came home talking about the habitats of a variety of different animals. I was actually quite impressed with how much they had learned while working on these crafts. I'll start out with instructions for the habitat Tasha made and then give some thoughts at the end on different habitats you might make. (Keep in mind, there's no template to print out with this project).
INTRODUCTION T oys play an important part in the l ives of children. They are vehic les for the imagina tion of children , as well as tools with which to instruct them about the world in which they live. Unfortunately , too many of the toys that a re available to childre n today do not encourage the m to discover or invent things for themselves. Histor ically, this has not always been the case.
ROPA Y ACCESORIOS
Este verano estoy aprovechando para ponerme al día con algunas series que tenia abandonadas, entre ellas Jericho, que me tiene enganchado de la peor manera. No es que la serie sea especialmente buena, pero el escenario de una catástrofe nuclear y la posterior supervivencia siempre me ha atraido bastante. Dando vueltas a "lo que haria" en esa situación, te das cuenta de que no estas preparado para una catástrofe, ni siquiera una pequeñita... seria complicado sobrevivir. Por ello, hoy me ha dado por pensar en que incluiria en un kit de supervivencia básico, que siempre pudiera llevar cerca (en el coche o en la moto) y que fuera útil en caso de emergencia (incluye accidente o pérdida accidental por las carreteras del mundo)
The Paints! What you have to keep in mind when selecting your colors, is to not become overwhelmed too many colors. If you have worked with color or paint before, you know this. If this is your first foray out from the world of black and white, don’t fret. Usually paints are ~$4 (US) per tube. Don’t panic if your wallet is rather thin.
Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dry Take your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet
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