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Pee-wee Herman is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s. The childlike Pee-wee Herman character developed as a stage act that quickly led to an HBO special in 1981. As the stage performance gained further popularity, Reubens took the character to motion picture with Pee-wee's Big Adventure in 1985, toning down the adult innuendo for the appeal of children. This paved the way for Pee-wee's Playhouse, an Emmy Award winning children's series that ran on CBS from 1986-1991. Another film, Big Top Pee-wee, was released in 1988.

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Papercraft Once you download the file, you will need to open the following files with a different program which are all free to download:.pdf files are opened with Adobe Reader 9.pdo files are opened with Pepakura and .rar files are opened with WinRAR. If a .pdo file asks you for a password, it usually means you have downloaded Pepakura Designer and not Pepakura Viewer, so make sure to get the viewer instead. Here’s a little demonstration on using Pepakura Viewer 3. Pepakura does not work on a MAC. However, if you download VMWare, or WINE, or some PC emulator, you can still get it to work.

kindle cover I featured a few Kindle covers in recent posts because I’ve been on the hunt for a diy cover for my new Kindle. Most of the covers that I’ve seen required sewing and I wasn’t sure I could pull that off. I decided to try a no-sew book style cover instead. Here's what I came up with. The inspiration for my Kindle cover came from a book upcycle project that Rook No. 17 shared. Here’s how I made my Kindle cover: Art, Crafts, and Artists in Kids' and Young Adult Books Classroom Activities, Picture Books, Nonfiction, and Novels for Preschool through Grade Nine With the arts and other "extras" all but eliminated in many schools, it's wonderful when you can incorporate art across the curriculum. Art, crafts and artists, as a unit study, goes across the school curriculum nicely. All the wonderful books below bring us quickly to the language arts. World history and cultures are somewhat obvious, but science and math are also deeply intertwined with arts and crafts.

U of Alberta Libraries, Teaching Art Guide The following is taken from the book "The Story in the Picture: Inquiry and artmaking with young children" by Christine Mulcahey, p.69-70. "They discussed the pets they had, and many of them had dogs or cats. I then showed them Country Dog Gentlemen, a painting by Roy de Forest, who creates many paintings and sculptures of dogs. I was surprised to find that the children loved his painting. ...About a month prior, I had read Why is Blue Dog Blue? which is about the blue dog paintings by George Rodrigue. ...When I asked the children why the artist would paint dogs that way, Sherri replied, "The artist can do whatever they want.

Papercrft Tokyo, Japan - If you’re a fan of the Star Wars series (or at least the first 3 films), and you’ve got an extra 41 hours on your hands, then have we got a project for you young jedi.This beautifully designed replica of an AT-AT was found in Japan by artist Shunichi Makino and is created entirely out of paper. It consists of 6 downloadable pdf files. Each is extremely detailed and scaled perfectly. We’re throwing down the gauntlet with this one. Put your own together and send us a photo. Love/Magic I'm only a half-hearted fan of both Harry Potter and Valentine's Day, but these witty little nuggets nonetheless thrill me. They were designed by my childhood BFF's* sister-in-law. See the entire first half of the brilliant collection here -- she'll post more soon!

Guest Post: Inspired by Valerie Boy Today we have our first guest post from a cute and famous blog, theletter4! They are my idols because they have been on the Martha Stewart show... always a dream. I'll let them tell a little more about themselves below but here is a link and a few photos from their inspiration, Valerie Boy. The Monster Factory « StitchPunk We’ve got a really fun new feature this week that we hope will help you break out of the limits of your hoop, and your imagination! We’re calling it the Monster Factory, and the whole gang at UT got so excited about this new collection that we just had to go and create stuff to show you how awesome these things can be. Usually it’s just me or sometimes one other Urban Threadster crafting stuff to show here on Urban Threads, but for this occasion the whole gang got involved and the results are pretty crazy.

String Art for a Beachy Room Dear Chicago House, Mission accomplished, I have completed the Pinterest Winter Challenge(read about the progress here) and I have succeed! Here is my SEA & SAND stringtabulous creation What I Wish I Could Do… … is sew stuff like this. But then, I wouldn’t be able to buy these from one of my favourite online friends! I have to admit – I love my gadgets. And I love to keep my gadgets safe and snug in cute handmade cases. When I decided to buy a case for my phone, I thought of my friend Alanna, of Bobishi. I remembered that she made iPhone cases – and while I certainly don’t have an iPhone, I thought my Motorola could use some handmade-cover-action!