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Extreme Cards and Papercrafting I showed the animals on Paper Box World to my daughter, who was instantly smitten. My first thought was, "Hmmm, cute, but can I make them fold flat?" Absolutely! You just need a couple cuts, a couple folds, and the paper hook and rubber band mechanism from Mark Hiner's book, Up-Pops: Paper Engineering With Elastic Bands How to make a fold flat cube cat Download, print, score, and cut out the cat from Paper Box World. Score and crease two diagonal lines on the cat model where shown by red lines. Lightly pencil two diagonal cut lines as shown by black lines. Start assembling the cat Glue the tab of the square with tail attached to the head square. Allow to dry briefly, then cut on the diagonal penciled line. Glue the tab of the bottom square (the square with the Paper Box World label on it) to square on the right of the head. Allow to dry briefly, then cut on the diagonal penciled line. Construct and attach hooks Download and print the rubber band hooks. Score and crease the red fold lines.

Make a scrying mirror. Now here's a very odd but simple project that doesn't involve electronics at all, but has a very delicious element of darkness to it in more ways than one. It's a scrying mirror. Basically a black mirror used to focus (or defocus) the mind to perceive images often perceived as spiritual. Have you ever laid in a dark room and gradually seen random images like people or portals into other places? Not everyone has this experience and it may be linked to forms of autism where the dream world leaks into waking vision. This project carries a risk of cuts from sharp glass, noxious paint fumes, alienation of religious friends and the possibility of opening a portal through which demons might possess your very soul. Here are the materials we will need for this project. We start by removing the glass carefully from the picture frame. Keep spraying from side to side until you have covered the glass with a single layer of paint completely. Patience is a virtue! And there we have it.

makekind: a guest column by laura parke of a girl who makes This week I’m sharing a simple, yet somewhat time intensive project. It’s a catch-all of sorts made from sheets of cardboard. I did this project in steps so it didn’t seem so daunting – it’s worth it because the end product is custom and so, so useful. Here’s how to make your own!: MATERIALS // 25 pieces of cardboard measuring 10″ x 10″, straight edge ruler, a pencil, glue, utility knife with plenty of extra blades. STEPS // 01 MEASURE YOUR TEMPLATE Using the straight edge and a pencil, measure a 1″ border on one piece of cardboard. 02 // CREATE TEMPLATE Once you have everything measured out, use a utility knife to cut out each compartment to create a template. 03 // MAKE YOUR PIECES Using your template, you’ll cut out 20 sheets of cardboard, like this: 04 // GLUE PIECES TOGETHER First, glue 5 uncut pieces of cardboard together to create a bottom. 05 // KEEP GLUING Next, take the 10 pieces that have the two cutouts and glue them right on top of the stack of cardboard.

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!

you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!

Baud and Bui | Origamic Architecture Kirigami Cards for Free ! At the beginning Origamic Architecture is a paper folding and cutting art created in the early 80's by Masahiro Chatani (a Japanese architect). It consists of a simple sheet of paper that the artist cuts and folds to create a pop-up shape as the card is opened. The OA cards frequently represent famous buildings or geometrical figures but there are many other possibilities. L'Architecture Origamique est un art du pliage-découpage initié au début des années 80 par Masahiro Chatani (un architecte japonais). Featured | Coup de Projecteur IDEES CADEAUXBASIC POP-UPde Jean-Charles Trebbi - aux editions Eyrolles Ce manuel d'initiation a pour but d'apprendre au lecteur "la grammaire" du pliage et de la découpe afin qu'il puisse créer soi-même ses pop-up. Before getting started If you need help or more info, go to the Tips and Tricks section. Si vous avez besoin d'aide ou de plus d'info, allez à la section Trucs et Astuces. Cubino Escher Scala 1 Scala 2 Angkor Babel Empire Maisons Village Aubade Cargo

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

Giant Paper Rose Flower If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding! Materials (to make one giant rose) Step 1: Cut the petals Cut 5-6 teardrop petals and 15-6 heart-shaped petals from the petal colored crepe paper. IMPORTANT: Crepe paper is directional so it matters which way you’re cutting the paper. Repeat until all of your petals are cut Step 2: Cut the leaves + calyx Step 3: Make the rose stem

Hanging String Balls Whattya need? BalloonStringScissorsGlueJar How do I make glue string balls? Step 1: Hang inflated balloon from ceiling. Step 2: Put string and glue in the jar with a hole in the lid. Step 3: Wait until dry (try to contain yourself). Created by Dane Holweger Basic Electronics {*style:<b> Get a quick start by scrolling down to the introduction below this menu table. Basic Electronics - Course Table You are at the best, free online "Basic Electronics Course". Just read the brief blocks of text, view the videos, and check out some of the screened internet links. {*style:<b><b>Maybe you already know some basic electronics and want to test yourself to see exactly how much you do know. </b></b>*} {*style:<b>Explanation of AC and DC currents. </b>*} {*style:<b><b><b> P - I*V </b></b></b>*} {*style:<b>Watch the video . If you don't have a clue as to what electrical current and voltage are - read on. DC Theory Part 1 - DC Theory part 2 {*style:<b> </b>*} More book recommendations. There is another (and less expensive and practical) method of learning basic electronics. It is hands-on by doing simple projects. Get the MAKE: Electronics (Learn By Discovery) book below. You will also need some electronic parts available from Radio Shack or a good junk box. <b><b>Black </b></b> </b>*}

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