domingo, 30 de maio de 2010

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Be My Valentine: Stained-glass Hearts
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Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

When the urge to wax romantic strikes, these melted-crayon valentines really fit the bill. Parents will need to do a little ironing here, but shaving the crayons is a job that kids can really put their hearts into.

  • Crayons (light and bright colors work best)
  • Handheld pencil sharpener
  • Waxed paper
  • Large paper grocery bags
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  1. Be My Valentine: Stained-glass Hearts - Step  1 Peel the paper off the crayons. Use a pencil sharpener to shave them over a large sheet of waxed paper, spreading the shavings thinly and leaving a wide blank border around the edges of the paper.

  2. Be My Valentine: Stained-glass Hearts - Step  2 Place a flattened paper bag on your ironing board, then set the crayon-covered waxed paper on top of it. Cover the shavings with a second piece of waxed paper and then another flattened bag. Heat the iron on the medium or wool setting, then slowly and evenly press the surface of the top bag (a parent's job). Continue ironing until the crayon shavings are evenly melted (peek under the bag to check).

  3. Be My Valentine: Stained-glass Hearts - Step  3 Once the waxed paper is cool, your child can cut out a bunch of hearts. If he opts for larger hearts, he can use a permanent marker to print greetings directly on them. Smaller confetti-style hearts are great for filling store-bought cards.

For an extra-special surprise, hang a stained-glass heart in this simple stand-up frame. To make one, cut two 4-inch squares out of colored card stock. Cut matching 2-inch-wide circles from the centers of the squares and discard them. Now cut 1-inch notches in each square as illustrated in the diagrams at right. Fit the squares together so that the notches interlock, as shown, and use thread and tape to hang a heart in the opening.

sexta-feira, 21 de maio de 2010

Acorde a fada que há em si!

Ratinhos do mar

Uma ideia muito fofa que eu vi aqui.
A prova de que com materiais simples se podem fazer coisas maravilhosas.
Espero que gostem!Eu adorei!

domingo, 9 de maio de 2010

Uma ideia para o próximo ano...

Pop-Up Flower Card

pop-up flower supplies


White construction paper
Colored construction paper
Construction paper scraps


1. Fold a piece of white and a piece of colored paper in half like a card.


2. On the folded side of the white piece, put scissors about 2 inches down from top and cut down diagonally about 2 1/2- 3 inches.


3. Fold the flap to each side to crease it, then open the card and pinch it towards the middle and crease it well. This will form the "vase."




4. Make flowers by gluing leaves on a flower stem. Cut out flower shapes and glue stems in between.



5. Tape or glue flowers inside the back of the vase part of the card.



6. Close the card and glue colored construction paper over the outside. Be sure not to glue over the vase!


7. Decorate the front and write a message inside.