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How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

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Easy Origami Envelope If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Sunglasses from empty toilet paper rolls Are you ready for the summer? Be a sunglasses designer Have a look at this easy way to make your own sunglasses. They become very beautiful if you apply glittering stickers and colour them with felt-tip pens. When you roll the middle part, glue it to stay in place. Glue the temples too, after you fold them (see the pictures). Pixelated Heart Popup Card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago.

DIY Stamped Nature Shirts - Fireflies and Mud Pies If you’ve been a reader of Fireflies and Mud Pies for a while, you know one of my passions is getting kids outside to play. Outdoor play positively influences a child’s health by improving their mood and physical fitness, developing their immune system, and enhancing their creativity, leadership skills, and imagination. Additionally, children who spend time outdoors are more likely to become environmental stewards, demonstrating a higher level of respect and appreciation for their environment and the people, creatures, and plants that live within it. 25 Easy Art Techniques for Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans It’s no secret – my daycare hooligans love creating art! For me, the funnest thing about art for kids, is finding unique and interesting ways for my toddlers and preschoolers to get creative. The kids and I have tried a lot of creative processes over the years, and today, I’m sharing with you, 25 easy art techniques for kids! They’re easy, inexpensive, super-cool, and each of these projects can be done using things you have in your kitchen cupboards and around your home!

Calligraphy Alphabets Samples of various calligraphy alphabets are shown below to help your calligraphy. These are all written by me as an interested amateur. Note other pages on the site have much more on gothic, italic, and rustic capitals. You'll also find links below to my free tutorial pages and useful books. (Note: many more calligraphic and historical alphabets exist than just the ones listed below. WHO’S HIDING Behind the Fence? After last year’s failed attempt at making a store-bought Grass Head grow some hair, this summer we made our own. The results were great. Only the sprouting took some time – maybe because it was so sad and rainy outside. Here are several different ideas for the container where you could plant the grass seeds. It could be a problem to find those seeds, though. Luckily a wonderful girl from a florist shop made some little packages especially for us, so we wouldn’t have to plant a whole meadow.

How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore

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