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Paper City

Paper City
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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?

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art "Paper is a noble material," says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish carves intricate, lacy designs with little more than a knife, some gold-leaf, glue and of course, paper. His cut-ups vary from meters-high to pocket-sized. He was never quite so ingenious with spray-paint. Rubbish's Website via [lustik] Doodle Alley This Architecture Studio Released A Series Of Templates Children Can Use To Create Paper Cities During Lockdown If you think you’re bored being stuck at home all day, think about all the children that can’t go to school or go outside to play with their friends. However, British architecture studio Foster + Partners found a way to keep children entertained during the lockdown. They have released a series of paper building templates that kids can print out, color and use to build their own paper cities to keep themselves busy. The studio even encourages children to share their own creations on social media using the #architecturefromhome hashtag! “Over the next few weeks we will be sharing new activities for children whilst at home, away from school. We’ll include drawing, making, playing, thinking, reading, watching and other activities to keep them entertained – for at least a few hours!” More info: Foster + Partners | Instagram | Twitter | h/t: Dezeen Read more Architecture studio Foster + Partners came up with a creative way to keep children occupied during the lockdown

Paper Helicopters Anyone can make paper airplanes, but how many people can make paper helicopters? You'll soar to new heights once you create these paper flying machines. These paper helicopters for kids are so simple and are great to do by yourself or with a group of your friends. Follow the links bel­ow to learn how to make paper helicopters: Hover Craft Helicopter You'll go up, up, and away with this paper helicopter that seems to hover. Papercopter Create a science experiment after making this paper clip helicopter. Whirly Bird Helicopter Twirl and soar through the air with these birdlike helicopters. Keep reading to learn how to make a paper helicopter float through the air. For more kids crafts using paper, check out:

PaperCraft-Corner - DeviantArt Dyson devises 44 engineering challenges for children during lockdown Dyson has created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti. Following the closure of schools across the globe due to Covid-19, designers from the James Dyson Foundation have come up with a series of challenges to help kids learn at home during isolation. Comprised of 22 science tasks and 22 engineering activities, the Challenge Cards can be completed by children using common household items such as eggs, string and balloons. Suited for kids aged seven and above, each challenge comes with a brief, a method, a list of materials needed, a top tip on how to complete it, and a scientific explanation of how it works. Tasks include making an egg fit into a bottle without breaking it, creating a colourful underwater volcano and skewering a balloon without popping it. The James Dyson Foundation has also created some video tutorials

Trick-or-Treat Paper City Halloween Craft I’ve been so busy for the last two weeks, I haven’t had time to make many new crafts, so we printed out the Paper City style trick-or-treat scene from last year. The fall leaves were so nice in our yard today, the kids took the paper people outside to practice up on their trick-or-treat lines. So if you want a little Halloween project, feel free to print out the PDF template below. Template: Click on the image below, then print. Click here for simple instructions on how to make a little Halloween Box Scene with your printout.

How to Make a Fruit Battery If you have a piece of fruit, a couple of nails, and some wire, then you can generate enough electricity to turn on a light bulb. Making a fruit battery is fun, safe, and easy. What You Need To make the battery you will need: Citrus fruit (e.g., lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit)Copper nail, screw, or wire (about 2 in. or 5 cm long)Zinc nail or screw or galvanized nail (about 2 in. or 5 cm long)Small holiday light with 2 in. or 5 cm leads (enough wire to connect it to the nails) Make a Fruit Battery Here's how to make the battery: Set the fruit on a table and gently roll it around to soften it up. How a Lemon Battery Works Here are the science and chemical reactions regarding a lemon battery (you can try making batteries from other fruits and from vegetables): The copper and zinc metals act as positive and negative battery terminals (cathodes and anodes).The zinc metal reacts with the acidic lemon juice (mostly from citric acid) to produce zinc ions (Zn2+) and electrons (2 e-). More Science

papertoys Par Charivari dans Pratique divers le 24 Novembre 2011 à 18:58 J'ai été contaminée par la mode des papertoys. Mes enfants en raffolent, on en a plein la maison. Pour Noël, voici ma petite sélection. Pour obtenir les patrons à télécharger, cliquer sur les images. Ice Cream Chemistry Experiment for Kids (Chemistry for ages 4+) Ice cream is one of the best treats, especially on a warm spring or summer day. Did you know that making it, and almost any other treat you make in the kitchen, relies on science. The video above shows a fun and quick way to make yourself some creamy delicious ice cream. Materials 2 quart-sized zipper bags 1 gallon-sized zipper bag Ice Salt Milk Sugar Vanilla Ice cream toppings (optional)Adult supervision (Adult supervision at all times please) Procedure Start by filling the gallon-sized bag half to two-thirds full of ice. Concept Milk and sugar require extremely cold temperatures to properly harden and make ice cream. Shaking the bag for several minutes allows the extra cold ice to completely cool the milk and sugar mixture to form your delicious dessert. (Chemistry for ages 4+) Ice cream is one of the best treats, especially on a warm spring or summer day. The video above shows a fun and quick way to make yourself some creamy delicious ice cream. Materials Procedure