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How to: wax paper and crayon fall leaves

How to: wax paper and crayon fall leaves
so this last week i decided to quit ignoring the elephant in the room, and acknowledge that fall is... well basically at my door step. the leaves are starting to show a hint of change and with that change came my "NO! NOT YET!" these leaves were made just like you used to make those stain glass windows with wax paper and crayon shavings. you can hang them, you can place them prettily to dress up any surface, and well you can just place them on your windows as well.WHAT YOU WILL NEED: *wax paper.*scissors*iron*towels (so that you don't ruin your ironing board)*paper towels (so you don't ruin your iron) *fall colored crayons that have seen better days *leaf template (right click hit save as and then print off. make sure you make them fit your picture screen so it doesn't cut off any of the leaf. i made mine as a 4 by 7 picture) when you have your two colors shaved on, place the second piece of wax paper on top making a sandwich. cut out your leaves. ahh the life of a crafting mom. enjoy! Related:  les arbres

Crafts | Handmade Gift Ideas | DIY Projects - Fall Activities: Fall Sensory Jars | Blog Me Mom More fall activities underway when we wrap up our wonderful Fall Play Ideas series. Today is the last day and our theme is nature. If you are just joining us, you can catch up on our earlier posts here. Apple playdough recipe with real apples, edible, scented apple paint, glow in the dark window clings and homemade fall spices crayon candles. We can’t wait for full on autumn season! We are making fall sensory jars. Our wonderful collection. To make these fall sensory jars first up, she added water to a few empty, clean glass jars. She added about 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and then added yellow food color. We observed the oil settle on top of the water and had a quick discussion about that [ Got to love on the go, learn while you play thing, right? Then it was time to add the nature bits. Doesn’t this look like a fall tree in a jar? Later we added many leaves we found and ended with adding the silk leaves to the sensory jars. Here she is testing ” silk leaves are lighter than water?

How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a... Photo by Roberto Caruso I’m giving away trade secrets here. You know those beautiful floral looking decorations you sometimes see in magazines hovering over a festive table? Or in a kid’s room, re-invented as a mobile? They’re little more than a few sheets of tissue paper and take about ten minutes of your time to create. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own pretty decoration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. At this point, you can either tie it onto the top of a gift for a big impression. Or try hanging it from a ribbon over a Mother’s Day brunch table.

Paper Filigree Snowflake Gallery I've switched over to using acid free paper and glue to make my paper filigree snowflake ornaments now. I figure there's no sense in putting this much work into something that might fall apart in a few years, and with practice, they're starting to get pretty enough that I'm planning to make quite a few of them. In my search for paper that will hold up over time, I was looking for archival quality paper, but there wasn't much available that wasn't too thick, or too yellow. I visited all sorts of art, craft, scrapbook, and office supply stores in my paper quest, but the pickings were pretty slim for archival paper in shades of silver and white, so I went with mostly acid free paper and will see how it holds up. The pictures don't show it very clearly, but the snowflake above on the right has both white and off white, and it adds an interesting antique look, or at least I thought so until my kids mentioned the old joke about not eating the yellow snow.

Let’s head outdoors and check out nature! My students love to be outdoors as much as possible and they also love it when I give them little check lists of things to do. So I put together a nature checklist and we headed outdoors to give it a go… I just printed simple things for the children to do on our nature walk based on the things we have have in our own outdoor environment. We reviewed the items on our list before we headed outdoors to put our checklists of things to do in action… Our checklist included things like follow a path… And smell a flower. And we had to go down a hill… And find a bug… As the children explored the items on their nature list of to do’s, they also had fun adding their own ideas of things that would be fun to do… If you don’t have access to typing up your own check list then you can do what my Instagram buddy over at Story Yoga did and write one up or invite your students to draw pictures to create their own! Which reminds me, are you following me on Instagram yet? Available on Amazon

Life As Lou :: Artsy-Fartsy Scrapbooking Stuff I used the extremely lovely Basic Grey Hello Luscious paper line for this layout. It is my favorite of the four new releases. I also used brown bloomers (possibly Webster’s Pages), Jenni Bowlin pins, American Crafts thickers alphabet an & My Mind’s Eye lace trim and brads. Now these are becoming very popular as embellishments sold with new product lines. Start by cutting a strip of paper. Once your strip is pleated, put it into a circle shape and adhere the ends together. Now you can push them into a tighter circle, and apply pressure down in the center to create your flower wheel. Cut scrap paper to a size slightly smaller than the diameter of your flower. I really hate holding things and waiting for them to dry, so I am a big fan of clamps. If you have a few clamps, you can have them drying as you make more.

how to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them. These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. Cut cardstock into 9" lengths and whatever width you desire. Cut sheets of paper into 4-1/4" lengths and the same width as you chose for your cardstock. Make a 5/8 - 3/4" creased fold on one end of your cardstock. Tuck a stack of 10 pieces of paper into the fold. Sew or handstitch across this edge, leaving a 3/8" seam allowance. Tip: I experimented with various thread weights and needle sizes. Fold opposite edge of cardstock over the paper, aligning fold with edge of paper. Tuck the edge of your cardstock under the lip of your sewn edge. The stitching serves as a perforation for your paper - so you can tear sheets out if you like! These are so simple and fun - try it out!

Eulen aus Bierdeckeln und gepressten Blättern - Tiere Basteln - Meine Enkel und ich - Made with 9. September 2018 Material:- Pappe, Karton, Tonpapier, Kartonpapier, Toilettenrollen Arbeitsschritte: Nehmen Sie einen Karton von einem Päckchen oder eine Pappe und zeichnen die beigefügte Schablone auf. Sie können auch nach eigener Vorstellung den Körper der Eule aufzeichnen und ausschneiden. Bei der Eule in schwarz, weiß und silber haben wir den Karton oben mit einer Rundung zugeschnitten (siehe Foto unten) , sodass man keine extra Ohren mehr ankleben muss. Buchtipps: 7. Material: - Pappe, Karton oder Filz - Schaschlikstäbchen - Federn, Tonpapier, Filzstifte - Acrylfarbe oder Malkastenfarben Ihr Enkelkind kann nach seiner Fantasie eine Eule aufzeichnen oder Sie drucken die beigefügte Schablone aus.Karton oder Pappe für den Körper zweimal ausschneiden und in ein Teil mit dem Locher 4 bis 5 Löcher stanzen. Möchten Sie die Eule stecken, dann schieben Sie ein Schaschlikstäbchen zwischen die zwei Teile und kleben es fest. Buchtipps: 21. Arbeitsschritte: 17. 11. 5. ab 5 Jahre 1. 29. 15.

Life As Lou :: Artsy-Fartsy Scrapbooking Stuff Welcome to the hop from My Scrapbook Nook!!!! We’re offering one lucky lady a 3 month subscription to these gorgeous kits and several smaller prizes for other hoppers! We have hidden 7 birds among the design team blogs….so hop around, find the birds and keep track of who’s got em’. One random winner will be drawn from those who find all the birds and will receive a 3 month subscription to the Nook Kits! As for the rest of the prizes, they will be drawn from the designer’s blogs at random. The Nook kits are filled each month with the latest paper collections and embellishments! Each blog you visit will have brand new, never before seen projects- so you should get a creative boost along with your chance at a prize! Thanks for looking and here are your hopping orders! Shelley Danni Kim Pamella Nicole Jaz Deanna Lisa Carol Hilde Lilith Marinette Anna Jessy Katarina Gina Leah As you can see, I’m the last lady on the list, so you might need to hop back to the top to see it all! Winners will be announced on Sat.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share!