ELECTROSPHERIC RAY GUN (a free papercraft model) If you like keeping a ray gun handy, just to be on the safe side, then this electrospheric device should suit your needs quite nicely. It features a warmly glowing dial, handy control knobs, and it leaks very little radiation whatsoever (you'll hardly even feel it). This paper model measures 10 inches in length, stands 6.5 inches tall, and is sturdy enough to actually play with! Display stand included. ELECTROSPHERIC RAY GUNRay Gun Assembly Instructions Back to the Toyshop (for MORE toys!)
Victorian Christmas | Traditional Christmas | Old Fashioned Christmas The traditional Christmas came about with Charles Dickens; an old-fashioned Christmas is just as much alive as Tiny Tim and the patient Bob Cratchit, as Scrooge's cheery nephew and poor old Scrooge himself. The Christmas punch-bowl smells and tastes every bit as good as it did when Mr. Pickwick brewed it; if your heart is in the right place, the Christmas bells ring out just as merrily as they did for young Queen Victorian and her children. For the contents of your Christmas hamper, begin with some of the best holiday recipes. The goose feather tree became the first artificial Victorian Christmas tree. See Christmas toys from long ago. Create the magic of an old fashioned Victorian Christmas tree. Nothing evokes Christmas cheer like the annual unveiling of holiday window displays. Christmas party ideas for Traditional Christmas entertaining – featuring a Victorian Christmas menu, Christmas party recipes, old-fashioned eggnog, table decorations, plus kids' party fun.
wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly. Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Step 5: Find the center of the shorter wire, and wrap it around the base of the paintbrush. Step 8: Draw the shape of your wings and cut them out. Step 11: Tape each wing to the body of the butterfly. Thanks for the chance to finally figure out how these darned things are made, Melanie!
Pressed Penny Charm Bracelet Pressed penny machines are everywhere. We see them at the zoo, aquarium, science center, children’s museum, and even sometimes the grocery store in little touristy towns. My kids have collected them for years. I came across my daughter collection about 6 months ago and as I looked through them memories flooded back to me. The day we went to the Trees of Mystery on our CA trip last Spring… the day we went to the Space Needle… the day she first saw the octopus move at the Pt Defiance Zoo… those memories were there in pressed copper glory. I just had to find something to make with these things that would be as beautiful as those memories. I made this pressed penny charm bracelet along with my friend Jessica (who makes beautiful jewelry) on our mamas weekend away. What we used: 10 pressed pennies 1 copper chain bracelet with clasp 10 copper jewelry rings metal awl hammer large piece of flat wood jewelry file two pair jewelry plyers How to do it:
Haunted Paper Toys Welcome to the toy shop! Here you'll find a variety of rather unusual paper toys, all free for you to print out and enjoy. The toys include a hearse playset, coffin gift boxes (with occupants), a little cemetery, a few dark gloomy haunted houses, several unusual board games, some horrifying monsters, and quite a few other dark delights. So pick out some toys, print out the pattern pages, and with a few common supplies like scissors and glue you're ready to create all these strange little curiosities. I hope you'll enjoy them all. I recommend printing these toys on HEAVY CARD STOCK. THE GHOST SHIP If you've often considered building a model ship, but find yourself hesitant to assemble the eighty or ninety quadrillion pieces they usually involve, then you might enjoy building this trusty old vessel. Click here to build yours! THE DARK PROMISE Here's a replica of the ship that sent fear into the hearts of pirates the world over. Click here to build yours! Click here to build yours!
A Victorian Christmas - Christmas Music Makers Not all carol-singers were welcome ! On the first night of the Christmas holidays the voices of carol singers floated in on the night air, and if they were lucky, welcomed indoors for a glass of punch and a mince pie. “There is another aspect of the streets of London at Christmas, which requires notice, the more especially as this year it is painfully prominent - the carol singers ! Who seem to look upon themselves as privileged for the sake of the old familiar chant which they musically or unmusically pour into our ears, and who, of all ages and of both sexes, swarm in every street in numbers of which an accurate estimate would convey a somewhat alarming idea of the poverty of London - troops of unmusical beggars have made their appearance in the streets this year in numbers surpassing all precedent of experience.”Illustrated London News December 1848 TopHildesheimer & Faulkner No 967102 x 140mm (4 x 5½in)
Paper Flying Disc Pull the string and watch the Paper Flying Disc whiz and spin through the air. You can design all kinds of different flying discs and have your friends help you launch them. You can fly these discs inside or outside -- anywhere they can take flight and soar through the air. What You'll Need: Blue glitter glue penSmall wooden thread spool36 inches blue crochet threadMagenta pony beadScissorsRulerCraft knifeCraft glueTracing paperPencilCardstock (optional) Note: Adult help needed.Step 1: Cut out the disc pattern and ask an adult to help you cut the straight lines with a craft knife and ruler. (Note: If you think you may want to make more than one Paper Flying Disc, ask an adult to help you make a copy of the pattern using tracing paper and cardstock.) Step 2: When the glue is dry, fold along the dotted lines so the flaps bend up a little bit. Step 3: Decorate the disc base using the glitter glue pen. Step 4: Tie the pony bead to the end of the thread. Want more cool paper craft projects?
D.I.Y. PIÑATA!! - giddygiddy Holy Piñatas! These are the piñata variety that you do NOT dare pummel! They were made with so much love and care that it's simply sacrilege to even think about taking a stick to it. This monster piñata is the creation of my 7 year old: This "birthday party girl" piñata is the pride and joy of my girl who just turned 6: Oh... and this bird has ME written all over it. 1. Recycled corrugated cardboard boxes and cereal boxes, colored tissue paper, glue, masking tape and scissors. 2. The basic construction is comprised of 3 parts. 2 identical sides and a long band that connects both sides together to transform the shape into a 3-dimensional structure. 3. I cut colored tissue paper into 2" wide strips. 4. Start at the bottom and always work your way up!! 5. Once the fringes have been glued down, you can embellish with colored paper to make elements such as eyes, mouth, ears, bowtie, belt, etc... Here are some good kiddie action shots:
LEGO bricks + paper toys by muji apr 12, 2012 LEGO bricks + paper toys by muji a new series of kits by LEGO and muji lets users form three-dimensional figures out of LEGO pieces and paperabove, LEGO and paper ‘ladybug’ muji and LEGO have partnered to create new ‘LEGO bricks and paper’ kits, a DIY toy set that lets users construct 3D animals and other figures, including functioning spinning tops and toy airplanes. the first editions of the set, featured on designboom in 2009 (here!), are now joined by ‘animals and vehicles‘, ‘movement‘, ‘animals‘, and a new ‘basic‘ kit, which collectively contain perforated paper shapes to create giraffes, ladybugs, boats, rockets, fruits, trees, and other designs. unboxing of the ‘basic’ set view of unboxed pieces, ‘animals and vehicles’ playing box view (left to right): ‘animals and vehicles’, ‘movement’ functioning LEGO and paper whirlygig tops various creations from the sets ‘turtle’ the ‘LEGO hole punch‘ lets users create their own designs jenny filippetti I designboom
Victorian Parlour Games Contrary to popular belief, Victorians loved games, indoors and outside. Here are some Victorian Parlor Games, as well as some modern parlor games, that can be played indoors or out. Look-a-bout The host shows everyone a little knick knack in the room. You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile One person is selected to be "it." Blind Man's Bluff One person is blindfolded, and all other guests scatter around the room. Change Seats! This is a variation on a Victorian game, but a warning to those attempting this one, clear the room of precious little decorations, it can get a little wild! Charades This is a classic Victorian game with which most people are quite familiar. Pass the Slipper We used to play this at church when I was little. Forfeits We played a version of this when I was little as well. The Name Game Provide each guest with 10 small pieces of paper, and a pen or pencil. Example: Name - Abraham Lincoln Clues: He lived in a log cabin. I'm Thinking of Something... Alphabet Minute Similes
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Paper weaving By Kate on June 29, 2011 I really liked the woven gift-topper I made a few weeks ago and thought it looked really pixely! Just perfect for space invaders… I think it would make a cool little project for big kids and grown-ups! You could use them as gift-toppers, or make a card from them or stick them in a frame. If you want a ‘how-to’ then click on the ‘more’ link below. If you fancy a change from rainbow then neon works well too! Have you worked on a project lately that you are pleased with…if so, tell me about it (leave a comment below)! Off topic: Thanks for all your comments/emails regarding Macrame. How-to I used multicoloured strips for the horizontal weaves and white for the vertical ones*. 1) Cut out lots of paper strips. 2) I lay all my white strips on a table top and put a length of sticky tape at the top of the strips to keep them secure. 3) Weave away If you need a hand, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you asap
Papertoy LEGO Truck de BoxZet Décidément, LEGO est partout en ce moment. D’ailleurs, j’ai bien aimé leur dernière campagne ‘ LEGO Créativité ‘ (il faut dire que je suis fan à la base…). Un univers complètement barré avec des photos et une vidéo bien sympas : www.legocreativite.fr Parce qu’on pardonne tout à leur créativité Pour en revenir à notre affaire, si vous kiffez les et les , ce BoxZet est incontournable ! Je crois que c’est mon BoxZet préféré ! Partager Par Toy Boy , le 28 octobre 2012 dans Art , Cute , DIY , Designers , Dioramas , Divers , Déco , Enfants , Evénements , Geek , Humour , Lifestyle , Noël , Papercraft , Papertoys , Personnages , Urban / Street , Vintage , Véhicules
History-Of-Antebellum-Christmas Home Learn And Do Indiana History America 1800 1860 Aspects of the Antebellum Christmas Author: Tim Crumrin, Conner Prairie Historian By 1860 many of the elements of our modern "traditional" Christmas were easily discernible. Perhaps the most important of the changing elements was the country's attitude toward Christmas. The continuing popularity of Dickens' A Christmas Carol and its "carol" philosophy added yet another element by synthesizing "certain religious and secular attitudes... into a humanitarian pattern." It was within such an atmosphere that Christmas as we know it began to manifest itself. The Christmas Tree The Godey's Magazine publication, in 1850, of an article and illustrations depicting the British royal family's celebrating around the christmas tree is generally seen as a seminal event in the ultimate American adoption of this German (Prince Albert, of course, was German) custom. With this background it is not surprising that the tree had become established by 1860. Music