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Paper medallions

Paper medallions
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We took our decorations down a few days ago which is always a bit sad :-/ so I made a few new decorations to hang up in their place. Paper medallions have been around for aeons. I remember making them when I was a kid. I’ve seen a few pinned on Pinterest lately so I think they are making a bit of a comeback. The medallions I made are quite dinky (about 6 – 10cm in diameter). All you need is A4 paper, scissors, glue and thread so you don’t even need to go to the craft store (not sure whether that is a good or bad thing!). + A4 Paper + Scissors + Ruler + Needle (for scoring) + Thread + Double sided tape/glue + Printable templates (all files are at the bottom of the post) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 & 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. You can of course make bigger medallions. Related:  Pomysły z papieru i nie tylkoSymetriaMatematyką się baw i zdobywaj świat - pomysły

Tutoriale z papieru Stellated dodecahedrons! Hello there. I seem to be stuck in a geometric-paper-model rut at the moment! I promise this will be the last one for a while! (I have just white-washed a lot of the walls in our home so I have been looking to make some colourful objects to hang up…these are just the job). Making stellated dodecahedrons is fairly time consuming and requires a light-touch and a fair bit of patience…so teenagers/adults only! As usual there is a how-to below…along with printable templates. It’s ‘summer’ here in the UK but it hasn’t stopped raining for months (or so it seems). You will need – – – – – – – – // Scissors // Paper (or thin card) // Double sided tape (I also made one using a gluestick but the tape yielded much better results) // Ruler // Needle…or similar sharp point for scoring the paper 1. 2. 3&4. 5&6. *If you run into problems then do leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP*

Valentine's Day - Heart Shaped Snowflakes Today, the 31 Days of Love series continues, with some pretty Heart Snowflakes from Deborah! This past month, we have been enjoying, wide and varied crafts from bloggers across the world – there has been something for everyone – for those of us with tots and babies, to those crafting for ourselves. Deborah shares a cute craft and demonstrates that it IS possible to have a crafty session with several children! We thought the heart snowflakes were so cute, that we had a go ourselves. Below are a mix of Deborah’s and our photos. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this series! We just made a fantastic Valentine craft for my children’s teachers and other special families in our lives. We made Valentine Heart Shaped Snowflakes – who said snowflakes were only for Christmas? Heart Snowflake Supplies: Pink and White tissue paper (we used tissue paper that was 20 in. x 20 in.)ScissorsGlue (not from a glue stick)Card Stock or other heavier paper How to Make a Heart Snowflake: Prep-work:

Easy sewing patterns for kids What sweet easy sewing patterns for kids! We do rather enjoy a bit of sewing… We were lucky enough to have mothers and grandmothers who could sew, (not being gender specific here, that’s just how it was then!) I have incredibly fond memories of my school summer dresses and school party dresses being made by my mother, the fabric’s and patterns spread over the dining table, the shiny pins, and chalk, the drum of the electric sewing machine noise. So it’s down to them that our interest in sewing continues, even if now the extent of sewing stretches as far as cushion covers, and hemming of school trousers! Easy sewing patterns for kids encourages fine motor skills, and both my boys are very dexterous when it comes to sewing, which will stand them in good stead at some point I am sure! Encourage your children to try these easy sewing patterns for kids from mrprintables featured here Did you like this?

Woven paper gift topper I‘m pretty chuffed with these woven paper gift toppers. They are a sinch to make and look really great with recycled newspaper wrap. The idea originated from this woven yarn gift topper which you can see at and from this image which comes from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. How-to ♥ Cut some strips of colored paper. I also made a rainbow gift topper….no surprise there then! Happy Monday everyone! 16 Point Origami Modular Star Folding Instructions - How to Make a 16 Point Origami Modular Star This is an easy origami modular star. It is not difficult, only time consuming since you will have to fold the same unit 16 times before you can start assembling the modular star. Made this origami? Origami Modular Star Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) origami paper, color side down. Origami Modular Star Step 2: Fold the 4 corners in to meet at the center. Origami Modular Star Step 3: Now fold the bottom half to meet the center crease. Origami Modular Star Step 4: For the top half to meet the center crease. Origami Modular Star Step 5: Now make a mountain fold at the dotted line shown below. Origami Modular Star Step 6: Make a valley fold, or simply folding the bottom half to meet the top half. And that's it! See you back in a bit....... OK, here are our 16 soldiers lined up and ready to form an origami modular star! So how do we join these units together without using any glue??? Origami Modular Star Step 8: We're going to repeat what we just did in Step 7. and that's it!

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Tutorial Dec24 by Lindsey Boardman Everyone knows that snowflakes in nature have a six sided symmetry, but most people shy away from making their paper snowflakes mimic nature in this way. Partly because we think it’s easier to fold and cut an eight- sided snowflake. You can use any paper for this, letter sized, A4 size, or perfectly square. The steps above show how to fold your paper. Simple cuts can make dramatic and elegant shapes when you fold a six-sided snowflake this way! Leaving the center uncut will make a nice area to write a message. Using a square cut from some gift wrap will make a huge snowflake that you can use as a center piece for your holiday table, or glue-tacked to the wall for a massive and very cost friendly decoration! If you want your snowflakes to be in your windows and have them be a bit more condensation resistant, then putting them between some wax paper and ironing them on a low heat will melt the wax into the paper and give them a bit of water resistance.

Matematyka - Bingo ~ W mojej klasie Kolejna gra w czasie, której uczniowie wykonają działa bez znudzenia i niechęci. A nawet z dużą dawką emocji. Gra, o którą pewnie będą prosili, kiedy tylko nadarzy im się okazja. Przeglądając blog z grami Kostki na matmie odświeżyłam sobie skarbczyk prostych do wykonania gier. Doskonały sposób na powtórzenie tabliczki mnożenia. Przebieg zajęć: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sprawdzenie - osoba, która powiedziała BINGO podaje kolejno zakryte wyniki: - Gdzie jest 25? - 5x5. - Ok, kolejna liczba, którą zakryłaś? - 16, czyli 4x4. - Świetnie. - Czy w naszym losowaniu bingo padła liczba 9?? - Taaak! - Brawo! Dodatkowa zasada W czasie gry w Bingo emocje sięgają zenitu i aby w klasie nie zrobiło się zbyt głośno, ani, żeby zabawa nie straciła sensu, gdy ktoś wykrzykuje na głos wyniki - wprowadzam zasadę jednego słowa. Aplikacja kostki Warto skorzystać z mobilnej aplikacji kostki - szczególnie na tablecie kostki są duże i dobrze widoczne. Aplikację można pobrać np. tutaj:

How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament When I was in Thailand, I would see the local people weave palm leaves into beautiful bowls, fans, balls and other amazing things. I asked my aunt if she knew how to make these things and she gave me a book that was all in Thai. I don't know how to read Thai, I can barely speak it. Somehow after a week of fumbling around with strips of paper, I managed to decode the pictures and figure it out. Part 1 (Four strand braid) Part 2 (Paper weaving) Name kaleidoscope art - Grade 4/5/6 Here's a great lesson that I saw over on teach kids art. It's quite simple, very relaxing, and would be great to leave with a supply teacher (I left explicit directions below, which could be printed up and handed to a supply!) I love how my kids did with this one! It took probably 2 hour long periods. Here's the step by step. Each kid will need one of these folded papers for themselves as well (do the same thing as the first two steps) Using the triangles from earlier, they will make their tracers: Then,decide what letter will be in the middle, and trace the name (use pencil first) flipping the triangle over as you go to make sure the same letter is in the center. Then, color it all in!

Wycinanki matematyczne Crepe Paper Petals Wall Hanging I love looking at images of flower torans, which are festive garlands hung in Indian households as celebratory decorations, and decided to figure out a crepe paper version. Torans are so fun – the patterns and colors are super cheerful. There are a million ways to use this technique – you can make a wall hanging, garlands, bunting, leis, etc., and you can scale them to suit whatever space you’re decorating. They would look great as a backdrop at a party or wedding! You will need: a wooden dowel (available at your local hardware store and they should be able to cut it to whatever size you want – I used a 3/4″ wide by 24″ long dowel), crepe paper in various colors, string , clothespin clips , scissors , screw punch , pen, and (optional) wooden beads (I had some painted pink ones leftover from another project) Step 1: To speed up cutting out petals, fold crepe paper lengthwise into a stack that’s about 2″ wide, with about six layers.

paper decorations {winter edition} Here are some Christmas decorations inspired by the good old British weather! We’re putting the tree up this weekend so more decorations to come over the next week. When do you normally put yours up? (BTW: Don’t forget to put your loop of thread in before sticking the models together – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve done that!) Templates – – – – – – – – Snowflake tetrahedronSimple snowflake icosahedronSnowflake icosahedronMountain tetrahedronRaindrop cubeGrey Gem (model 2) If you want plain templates without the designs on you can check out my platonic solids templates, my paper gems templates or my diamond template. Happy cutting/folding/sticking!