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RoboHash Origami That's Fun And Easy Free Steampunk Collage Sheets Another great source of steampunk imagery is Wikimedia Commons. You kind of have to dig for it, it's not as easy as typing steampunk into the search box, but if you try other keywords like diving, dirigible, gears, clockwork, Victorian, patent diagram, and so forth you may turn up something that suits your needs. Here are a few fine examples of the treasure to be found... An illustration from Jules Verne's classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" depicting a squid or octopus seen through the viewbay of The Nautilus. A page full of images of very steampunk looking flying machines, balloons and dirigibles mainly. Repper -> create your own patterns! Pimp My Profizzle Origami Folding Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami

Children's Literature Digital Resources Project Children's Literature Digital Resources is a full text digital repository of Australian children’s literature from 1830 to 1945. Users can read online the complete texts of a selection of early Australian children’s literature, both popular and rare. Digitised items include children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, short stories, and picture books. Authors of primary sources include Irene Cheyne, E. Secondary sources include critical works by Clare Bradford, Heather Scutter, Kerry White, Sharyn Pearce, and Marcie Muir. The completed project is used as a valuable research tool by students, schools, researchers, and academics across a range of disciplines. Read more about Children's Literature Digital Resources and its aims in 'Present and Active: Digital Publishing in a Post-Print Age' by Professors Kerry Mallan and Annette Patterson.

National Gallery of Art NGAkids Art Zone SEA-SAWS SEA-SAWS is fun for kids of all ages. Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then arrange the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion. (Shockwave, 7.5 MB) FACES & PLACES helps children of all ages create portraits and landscape paintings in the style of American naive artists. By combining visual elements borrowed from more than 100 works in the National Gallery's permanent collection, this two-part interactive activity offers an overview of American folk art of the 18th and 19th centuries. Photo Op is a large program and it may take some time to download. The NGAkids Still Life (Shockwave, 8 MB) helps you create interactive art that mirrors the paintings of the old masters. A still life slideshow (Flash, 32K) features photographs of real paintings and art objects in the National Gallery of Art that were the inspiration for this interactive.