How to make File Folder Books I was collaborating with my friend Kim last year about some projects we could present at our "Writing and the Visual Arts" workshop at ECEC. We needed some good non fiction ideas and this file folder book fit the bill. I first came across file folder journals in an article in Jan/Feb 2011 Cloth, Paper, Scissors by Heidi Skovski and Karin Winter. It perked my interest and I could envision great applications in the classroom. This is the Owl example we presented at ECEC. This is the Polar Bear version Grade 3 is currently working on. Instead of writing a report the kids have made these books and inside we have tags, pockets, index cards, bookmarks, etc, etc. on which they have put facts, vocabulary, statistics, poems, and paragraphs. It is a great way to get the students excited about compiling a research file. Now I pre-folded the books for the Grade 3's ahead of time. Open folder and refold the center matching up the tabs. Open up the folder. If you stand it up it should look like this.
Balloon and torch lightsabres OK, ok, let's get this out of the way before we start. I know these look very inuendoish. Let's have no more mention of that! First off, gotta give credit where credit is due. The idea for this larking around came from a post from a while back by Zakka Life, showing how they made lightsabres for her son's birthday party out of toilet roll tubes and modelling balloons. Absolutely fab idea! The modelling balloons that I had were kinda skinny little ones, so I had to tape them into the loo roll tubes to work. So I cut each toilet roll tube in half, so the length of the tube was shorter and you got a brighter result. We've done this three times in the last week with three different groups of friends ranging in age from 2 to eight years old, and they all absolutely loved it! It's impressive to note just how much leaping around was actually going on, because the longest exposure photo in this lot was eight seconds!
TrashN2Tees: Upcycled Tshirt Notebook Tutorial Materials: -T-shirts -Scissors -Popsicle Stick -Composition-style notebook or sketchbook (any book with a boardbook-style cover) Make it: 1. 2. Spread a thin and even layer over the book cover using a popsicle stick. 3. 4. 5. I'm excited to publish this tutorial on my blog for the first time- it was originally featured in the Back To School (2011) issue of Green Child Magazine. Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial i have a tutorial that is forty thrillionty times easier and better than my previous (ahem, first ever...give me some grace!) tutorial. it is accessible to infinitely more people (you dont have to have a baby, OR a dress to start out with). and it is really simple. there are only 4 lines of stitching total. oh, did i mention it's mega cute and chic also: 5 weeks ago i saw this scarf on pinterest. it was pinned by a VERY popular pinner that i follow under her DIY board. i knew i had to make one for myself. but when i followed this "DIY" link, it actually led to a german store where the scarf was 35 euros ($60 shipped!). LOVE these colors. must make a yellow and gray one for me. source the more i thought about it, the more i wanted this, and wanted it CHEAP. i said out loud in our living room, "i am GOING to figure out how to make this for myself." high on our success and planning the tutorial that would certainly be "my big break," i tweeted the following: here's how! what you need: oh, hi!
Make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch here we're gonna try to bind a notebook with stuff you already have at home. seriously, the most "special" materials you'll need are the canvas and some beeswax (and even that's optional) but before anything else, what the hell is my definition of the perfect notebook? for me, - the pages should open up flat, like a moleskine notebook - the cover should be very stiff, so i can write on it even if it's propped on my lap - the cover should be highly customizable - the pages should be big and wide, with no lines because i draw a lot - it should be thick enough to contain a whole semester's worth of drawings and notes - sturdy with no fraying on the corners of the cover - preferably with pockets so that's what we're gonna ~try~ and make today the notebook you'll see being constructed is for my friend.
How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally In 2004, two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen, experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals rainbow colored. As petals get their nourishment through stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in a different colored water. This way all the colors will be drawn by the stem into petals and resultant rose will have all the colors in it. Sources: 1, 2, 3 Watch: Flowers Color Time Lapse Make a 100 page Notebook I am so tired of looking for new notebook and never find exactly what I want. So I thought, why not make my own? This tutorial will show you how to make your own notebook using an old record album cover. It also teaches a sewn in bookbinding technique. It may be that you have all these materials at home or something comparable. I used what I had at home. 1. Optional materials: -clear packing tape -colored paper -pens -glue stick -button -yarn -large bead
My Collection of Funny Emails. Send funny emails to your friends! Why didnâ€™t I think of that? Youâ€™ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems... some you never knew you had! Hull strawberries easily using a straw. Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40. Stop cut apples browning in your childâ€™s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.. Overhaul your linen cupboard â€“ store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.. Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl â€“ the concave shape amplifies the music.. Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.. Add this item to your beach bag. Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.. Look up! Gotcha! Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.. Forever losing your bathroom essentials?
#11 DIY Notebooks I've been really meaning to get all of my blog stuff organized. Right now, I have a couple of notebooks that have tons of lists, ideas, and contacts written down in no particular order. I can't stand it. Materials: Pretty patterned paper: I cut up an urban outfitters catalog because they have such awesome designs. Scissors: I brought out pinking sheers but decided against using them. Thick needle and embroidery thread Various writing paper: I used yellow legal pad paper, graph paper, and lined newsprint paper that I use with my students. Washi tape: Believe it or not, I just jumped on that bandwagon and got my hands on some wash tape and as expected, I am in love! Alphabet letters: I used these to label my notebooks. 1. 2. 3. 4. I also made one for Chris to write down his songs. I was so excited to get organized, I started moving over and writing down new ideas!
50 Things Everyone Should Know by Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Read the rest of the article
NOTE BOOK Todays diy is a note book. And don´t get terrified by my instructions. Just take it step by step and follow the pictures. Start by cutting 30 pieces of paper with the dimensions 14.5cmx21cm. For the book’s cover, you can cut two pieces of paper of the same size, but from a prettier paper. Then make holes for the string. 1. 2. 3. 4. /// Dagens diy är en anteckningsbok. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. /// 5. 6. 7. 8. Turn the note book upside down and make a small knot by the hole. /// Vänd så på blocket och gör en liten dubbelknut precis vid hålet, klipp av trådarna. And you are done! /// Och du är klar!
Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Learn how to set effective personal goals. Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. Why Set Goals? Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. Starting to Set Personal Goals Tip:
5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built I’m attending 2 conferences this week and I needed some last minute notebooks for my note taking so my stellar intern, Trisha Zemp, came up with this genius notebook idea from a brown paper bag that will take you 5 minutes. You probably already have everything you need to do it. Materials: brown bag, scissors, white office paper, thread (embroidery or book binding), awl (or safety pin), watercolors to decorate, ruler Step 1: Take 5 pieces of white office paper.Step 2: Rip it in half with a ruler.Step 3: Fold those in half.Step 4: Cut out a piece of brown paper bag to fit the exact shape of the folded paper. Step 5: Fit the office paper in the brown bag.Step 6: Measure 5 holes evenly across the middle crease of the paper.Step 7: Poke it with an awl or safety pin.Step 8: Thread a needle and start binding by entering from the inside to outside of the middle hole. Step 9: I hope these drawings make sense below. To add some flourish, add some drawings or watercolor.
Olive Oil Benefits &150; Olive Oil Uses &150; Olive Oils - The Da... Olive oil is more than a cartoon character, historic symbol of peace and glory or food staple of the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet. It is actually tremendously useful stuff, finding applications in personal care, home improvement, green cleaning, natural remedies and other areas. It's long been reported that there are a number of health benefits of olive oil. As a foodstuff it has a high concentration of monounsaturated fatty acids, which studies show promote "good" cholesterol (HDL) while lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL). Olive oil is also known to be gentle on the digestive system, and even may help prevent gallstones and soothe ulcers. These days there are an increasing array of organic and boutique olive oils offered for sale, some of them quite pricey. To help protect the fragile environments of the Mediterranean and elsewhere, it's a good idea to buy organic olive oil when you can. 1. People have used olive oil for centuries for personal care. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.