How To Make Fuzzy Stars

Do you like making stars? There are many kinds:

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Today I’ll teach you (if you don’t already know) how to make a Fuzzy Star:

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Get a pen or pencil (if it is a pencil make sure it is really dark when you draw lightly).

Make lines very lightly, a few for where every line should be. Don’t worry if it sometimes doesn’t draw. It has a nice look. You can be a little sloppy, if you want.

You can make any type of star. I’ll show you how to make some other nice ones soon.

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Father’s Day Key Rings!

It is almost Father’s Day! Isn’t it exciting? We can make up dances, plays, poems, crafts, activities, skits, and anything else imaginable for him. It’s one of his few special days (don’t forget about his Birthday and Christmas)!

At Girl Guides, we made Father’s Day key rings for him, which is quite handy. Often they want to hold all the keys to all the doors, windows, safes, garages, cars, old keys that don’t fit any locks (so it looks as if they have a lot of things), motorbikes, and anything else they have a key to (or not). And now he will show off his key ring even more, since you made it yourself!

 

You will need:

 

  • fishing wire
  • some beads
  • a tag
  • a key ring
  • some charms (if you want)

 

How to make it:

 

  1. Put three knots at one end of the fishing wire.
  2. Thread on some beads and/or charms.
  3. Put the tag onto the key ring.
  4. Thread the key ring onto the fishing wire with the beads.
  5. Put three knots next to the key ring with the tag.
  6. Knot the two ends of the fishing wire together so the key ring won’t fall off.
  7. Optional: Write something, such as you dad’s name or, “Happy Father’s Day”, or anything you want on the piece of paper in the tag.

 

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

 

DO NOT MAKE THE FISHING WIRE TOO LONG, OTHERWISE IT MIGHT NOT FIT IN YOU DADDY’S POCKET AND HE WILL HAVE TROUBLE SHOWING IT OFF AT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I hope you have an awesome Father’s Day this coming Sunday (03/09/2017)! If you are reading this post too late, or are in a different country, bookmark this page and follow us to make sure you don’t miss your chance next time!

 

~Venus

How To Make Paper

Making your own paper is fun and easy!

YOU WILL NEED:

scrap paper (as much as you want)

two bowls

large piece of muslin

boiling water

mixer

  1. Shred paper into bowl.
  2. Pour in boiling hot water. (Kettle is required.)
  3. Leave to soak.
  4. Get another bowl. Drape muslin on top and pour paper mixture onto muslin. The water drips into bowl below. Add glitter and sequins if you want.

When paper dries, remove from muslin. You can squeeze glitter glue onto the  paper as well, if you want.

 

You can buy paper making sets online or maybe in a craft shop or your local shop. Paper making instructions may vary on different websites/instructions. However, you don’t always need a paper making kit to make great paper!

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Leonardo da Vinci

I have been learning about Leonardo da Vinci. My class has been making art like his and the teacher has read us stories about him.

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When Leonardo was a child he was walking past a shop that had some birds outside in cages. He bought them all and let them go. The shop keeper was surprised but Leonardo ignored him. He did it because he hated seeing people trap animals in cages and killing them. When they were all gone, he said,Birds, give me the secret of your wings.‘ and went home.

Here is a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci did that I copied.

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When Leonardo was still young, a man wanted Leonardos teacher to do a painting on his shield. Leonardo said that he would do the job. He took the shield and heated it in a fire to bend it into a better shape. Then he drew a very scary monster on it; it as part bat, part lizard and part snake. Later, the man whose shield it was came back to the shop. When he saw the Leonardo’s work, he screamed and ran out of the shop! Leonardo went after him and said, ‘Come, look closer‘. The man laughed when he realised his mistake.

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Leonardo had curly gold hair and bright blue eyes. He painted lots of pictures and invented lots of things. Some of his inventions had lots of cogs.

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You can read more stories about him in Vasari’s ‘Lives of the Artists’.

 

How To Make a Parachute Kid

They’re easy, fun and quick to make! I invented them, and I hope you enjoy making them!

Here’s how:

  1. Draw your boy or girl. They ought to be medium, not too small or too big. Make a whole family if you want! Remember to give them parachutes.
  2. Make the plane however you like. I’m terrible at them, but it’s no problem for me, because the plane doesn’t have to fly too far.
  3. Put your paper figurines into the middle fold of the plane that will hold them quite well. Now they’re ready for takeoff!
  4. Launch them into the air. The plane will crash but they will have evacuated! (Evacuated means deserted, or left.)
  5. Fly your plane as often as you like, even make a collection! Happy flying!

How To Make a loom Band Headdress

I made one for myself. It looks weird and funny, but is comfortable and won’t slip off you head Here’s how:

1. Select your colour. I did mine all different colours, so express your style!

2. Start working. I don’t use a loom- just my fingers. You can do fish-tail, or even thread charms and beads onto it.

3. Make sure it fits. Slip it onto your head.

3. So that it won’t fall off, make a strap. Not the sort you do up, just the sort you slip on. Check that it’s the right width and attach it to the head-piece.

4.Now attach a loom band to a side (or the back) of your head-piece. Keep on going and then attach it to the side opposite it. It has to be loose.

5. Add more of these criss-crosses, or just as many as you like.

6. If you think that your work of art looks a little less arty than it should, try adding stuff like small strings made of loom bands with charms and beads on the end! I liked mine as it was, so these tips are just some suggestions.

Enjoy your finished, real, PERFECT work of art!

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the back
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and the side!

How to make a balloon rocket

Making balloon rockets is fun. They can go for very long distances if you want them to!

What you need:

– Balloon

– Tape ( masking tape works best)

– Scissors

– String, yarn or thread

– Straw

– Paper

– Pen/Pencil

Here is how to make one:

Step 1. Get your piece of string, and thread the straw on.

Step 2. Tie or tape each end of the string to anything you want to.

Step 3. Write or draw whatever you want on your piece of paper.

Step 4. Roll up your piece of paper.

Step 5. Blow up the balloon, but don’t tie the end. You can use something to keep it closed if you wish.

Step 6. Tape the message to the balloon.

Step 7. Tape the balloon to the straw that is on the string.

Step 8. Let the air out of the balloon, and it should go along the line to the other side of the string.

Step 9. Now the person on the other side will get the message!

Now your rocket is done! I hope you have fun.

 

 

 

 

Paper things for sale

I think it’s time I told you that I love to build. I sew, knot, draw and plan. But the thing I love to build with most is…cardboard.

Because with cardboard I can make rockets, cars, dolls’ houses, and even cubbies! A whole world of creative magic at my fingertips.

That’s why I’ve decided to show you a tiny taste of what I create.

I can’t sell you what I’m working on, of course,(see me for details) but you can take a look at what I’ve got to offer.

I’m afraid that I only made one of each, so if you give me a request for something that’s sold out, you’ll probably never get it (unless I can make another).

The double- bags are $1 each, and the notebook is $2.50.

If you’re wondering what a double- bag is, all you do is make a paper tube, ( I used sticky tape) fold it in half, and stick the two sides together.

If you’d like to buy anything, leave a note down the  bottom, and I should be sending it on its way soon (if you give me your address).

P.S. The notebook has lines on every second page (I apologise for MINOR mistakes).

Take a good look:

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rainbow double-bag,$1
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nature double-bag,$1
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My stuff double-bag, $1
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personal notebook, $2.50
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Back of personal notebook

Sprite in a jar

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I got the tag from the magazine

I got this idea from a kid’s magazine- this is how you do it:

You will need:

Plasticine

Glue

Jar

Googly eyes

Glitter (or something like it)

Ribbon

Paper & pencils

Coloured (or decorated) paper

1.Roll the plasticine into a teardrop shape. Twist a little at the top into a curl.

2. Now for the legs. Roll some plasticine into a sausage shape, and mould it into a loop-the-loop. Press the point of a pencil onto the ends of the loop to make notches.

3. To make the  arms, make two individual sausage shapes, and press on thumbs. Place them on either side of the body.

4. Press in the googly eyes.

5. For the mouth, hollow out a hole and give it a smiley look.

6. You can decorate rocks if you like (in the magazine they covered them with glitter) or you can just use lumps of plasticine, like I did.

7. If you like, you can sprinkle a little glitter on your sprite to make it look more magical!

8. Pop your sprite into the jar and screw the lid on. You can cover the lid with paper too!

9. To make the tag, cut out some paper and write (or put) whatever you like on it! Slide it onto the ribbon. Then tie the ribbon around the lid.

10. If you think your jar looks dull, you can decorate it with stuff like stickers, or you can even add tulle wings to your sprite!