Monday, 12 August 2019

Jigsaws to do on-line...

I've turned some of my doodles into on-line jigsaws; I hope you enjoy doing them...

To rotate any jigsaw part, select by clicking, then use the wheel button on your mouse. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Time For A Change - A "3D Cat"

This is the #23 Vidcast
"Time For A Change - 3D Cat


#23 Vidcast "3D Cat"



(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Today's Craft is to create a "3D Cat"

Today's creation "3D Cat" again allows you, to design the Cat's Face and any extras that you would like to add...

For example I decided to use "Paper from an EverGreens pad" to cover the templates"; I also used pre-made eyes and used Gell Pens to add extras.

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Let's take a look at the steps to make the "3D Cat"...

1: "3D Cat", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Pritt stick), scissors, card & pencil


  • Step 1 : Draw the Templates


NOTE: As always, you can make as many different templates as you like


  • Step 2 : Cut out all the parts of the "3D Cat" and, if like me you're going to use paper to cover each part, cover each part.



  • Step 3 : Create the "3D Cat's" Head in any way you would like.



  • Step 4 : Don't forget to add the "3D Cat's" ears



  • Step 5 : Create the "3D Cat's" front



  • Step 6 : Glue the Head to the Body



  • Step 7 : Create the "3D Cat's" Back Legs and Tail and glue them together


Step 8 : Create the Body Joining part and Glue the Front & Back together so the "3D Cat" stands on all four legs

Here's my attempt at the "3D Cat"


I hope that your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "3D Cat" and find the Step-by-Step useful and enjoyable to make.

Ready to make one, two or more yourself? 

Let’s do it.

If you have a go at creating your own "3D Cat" do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would also be nice to see what your children and/or Grandchildren thought about creating their own "3D Cat"

ENJOY!

Thank You!

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post. 

"I will post about items that I either like creating myself and/or have found them to inspire my Grandchildren to create, adapt, enhance what I have done."

Thursday, 4 April 2019

An Easter Bunny Pen Holder Present...



#22 Vidcast "Easter Bunny Pen Holder"

(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Thursday 3rd April 2019

Today's Craft is for Easter again
(YES! Another Rabbit but a useful present this time)

Today's creation is an "Easter Bunny Pen Holder" which involves designing your own Rabbit's Face and any extras you want to add...

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Let's take a look at the steps to make the "Easter Bunny Pen Holder"...

1:"Easter Bunny Pen Holder", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Pritt stick), scissors, card, something heavy to make it more stable & pencil

Step 1 : Draw the template and cut out the different parts shown here...



(Use coloured card/paper and/or draw and colour instead)

NOTE: As always, you can make as many different templates as you like

Step 2 : Stick the "Easter Bunny Pen Holder's"base to close off the end of the toilet roll tube; flaps on outside.


Step 3 : Stick the "Easter Bunny Pen Holder's" body & ears around the tube.


Step 4 : Cut out the two feet and glue them on the body's base.

Step 5 : Cut out the inner ears and glue them on along with the eyes;
              NOTE:- These can be drawn and coloured if you'd like.



Step 6 : Stick the circular base onto the bottom, under the glued feet.

Step 7 : Colour the base, if you haven't already,so that the feet stand out.

Step 8 :  Last, but not least, it's down to your imagination. It's very much up to you what you add....and that's it, mine looked like this...

I hope that your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Easter Bunny Pen Holder" and find the Step-by-Step useful and enjoyable to make.

Ready to make one, two or more yourself? 

Let’s do it.

If you have a go at creating your own "Easter Bunny Pen Holder" do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would also be nice to see what your children and/or Grandchildren thought about creating their own "Easter Bunny Pen Holder"

ENJOY!

Thank You!

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post. 

"I will post about items that I either like creating myself and/or have found them to inspire my Grandchildren to create, adapt, enhance what I have done."

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Another Easter Bunny/Rabbit



#21 Vidcast "Another Easter Bunny"



(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Today's Craft is for Easter again
(YES! Another Rabbit/Bunny...)

Today's creation "Another Easter Bunny" involves designing your own Face and any extras you want to add...

The "Easter Bunny" can have any message you would like - e.g. I'd write something like this...

"I met a little rabbit onceA hopping on his wayI said, "Where are you going on such a lovely day?"He said with just the slightest frown,"Don't hinder me I pray!I'm taking round the Easter EggsBecause it's EASTER DAY"

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Let's take a look at the steps to make the "Easter Rabbits"...

1: ""Easter Bunny", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Pritt stick), scissors, card & pencil

Step 1 : Draw the Head, Body, Hand & Foot

NOTE: As always, you can make as many different templates as you like

Step 2 : Cut the "Easter Bunny's" foot out (at least 2) and stick them on the body

Step 3 : Cut the "Easter Bunny's" hands out (at least 2) and stick them on the arms of the body

Step 4 : Cut out the Head and Pink heart shaped chest and glue them on the body

Step 5 : Last, but not least, it's down to your imagination. Add the inner ears, nose, eyes (I used wobbly ones), mouth etc. It's very much up to you what you add....and that's it, mine looked like this! 

I hope that your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Easter Rabbit/Bunny" and find the Step-by-Step useful and enjoyable to make."

Ready to make one, two or more yourself? 

Let’s do it.

If you have a go at creating your own "Easter Rabbit/Bunny" do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would also be nice to see what your children and/or Grandchildren thought about creating their own "Easter Rabbit/Bunny"

ENJOY!

Thank You!

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post. 

"I will post about items that I either like creating myself and/or have found them to inspire my Grandchildren to create, adapt, enhance what I have done."

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Easter Rabbits standing holding hands


This is the 

#20 Vidcast "Easter Rabbits" 



(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Tuesday 19th March 2019

The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.

"Originally the "Easter Hare" played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide."

The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes and carries coloured eggs in his/her basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children.

Today's creations are "Easter Rabbits" that link together, standing up, holding hands.

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Let's take a look at the steps to make the "Easter Rabbits"...

"Easter Rabbits", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Prit stick), scissors, card & pencil

Step 1 : Draw a large Rabbit shape on card and cut it out. You'll be using this as a template for each "Easter Rabbit" you decide to make (3 minimum)
NOTE
 you can make more templates as long as the hands and arms are in the same place. Can you spot any differences with Granddads effort?

Step 2 : Cut 3 "Easter Rabbits" out (more if you want too).

Step 3 : Draw and colour the front of each rabbit; it's up to you to decide on colours, clothes, faces etc.

Step 4 : Draw and colour the back of each rabbit; it's important your choices match the Front.

Step 5 : Once Completed, link them together using the slots on the rabbits hands. NOTE: the slots alternate, one open at the bottom and the other at the top.

Step 6 : That's it, should look something like this! 

NOTE: You can have each "Easter Rabbits" connected as a wonderful Easter Circle (perhaps around some Easter Eggs) or, with care a long zig-zag line on a shelf, window-sill or somewhere similar.

I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Easter Rabbits" and find the Step-by-Step useful and enjoyable to make.

Ready to make one, two or all three yourself? 

Let’s do it.

If you have a go at creating your own "Easter Rabbits" do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments. 

It would also be nice to see what your children and/or Grandchildren thought about creating their own "Easter Rabbits"

ENJOY!

Thank You!

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post. 

"I will post about items that I either like creating myself and/or have found them to inspire my Grandchildren to create, adapt, enhance what I have done."

Friday, 15 March 2019

A Sketching and Annotating Tool for Learners



Clarisketch - http://www.clarisketch.com/ - is an interesting app that enables educators and or learners to create animated sketches by combining speech, drawing and photos.

As educators, Clarisketch can be used to…

·        create flipped classroom videos,
·        explain a complex process
·        illustrate a given topic using both annotated commentary and recorded audio.
·        walk learners through explanations using features such as…
o    highlights, drawings and audio prompts.

There are three ways to create an animated sketch on Clasrisketch

1.   grab a photo using a smart phone or tablet camera ,

2.   import a photo from your photo library, or use a blank canvas.

3.   annotate the image by
a.   drawing on it,
b.   adding lines and shapes,
c.   highlighting specific parts,
…while recording your voice as you work.

The finished product is a screen recording of your sketch which you can then share with others via…
·        email,
·        Facebook,
·        Google+,
·        Twitter and/or other social networks.

"The shared sketch can be played in any browser and without the receivers having to install Clarisketch."

If you give Clarisketch a try or have already used Clarisketch, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.
Thank you
P.S. To make it easier for you to locate posts that are appropriate, take a look at my two Live Binders at...
  1. https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510432 (for 2018 posts) and
  2. https://www.livebinders.com/b/2510566 (for this years posts)

P.S.S. Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post.
"I post about items that I either like using myself and have found them to be very helpful and/or I feel that educators and/or Learners will find they can enhance their current practice by trying them out."

#PaperHeart #BearHeart #LionHeart" Cards


These are the...

#17 Vidcast "Hearts - "Paper Heart" 





#18 Vidcast "Hearts - "Bear Heart"



and #19 Vidcast "Hearts - "Lion Heart"



(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Friday 15th March 2019

Paper crafts can be the most fun and adorable for our Children & Grandchildren, and this certainly goes for these 3 paper heart crafts.

They're easy to make and, as they're made from "Hearts", perfect for Valentines day or any other day of the year.

Today's 3 creations are "Paper Heart" &
"Bear Heart" & "Lion Heart".

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Let's take a look at the steps of the first of three crafts to do...

1: "Paper Heart", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Prit stick), scissors, card, pencil & thin thread

Step 1 : Draw a large heart shape on the card and cut it out. You'll be using this as a template for hearts.

Step 2 : Cut the 4 hearts out that you'll need to make one 3D paper heart.

Step 3 :  Fold the four cards in half

Step 4 : Glue the thin thread on one of the heart shapes, straight down the middle.

Step 5 : Apply glue on on half of the heart (the one with string) and glue on the second heart.

Step 6 : Repeat for the last two hearts

Step 7 : Apply glue both on the third heart glued and on and on the other half of the first heart; glue them both together.

Step 8 : Hang

NOTE: You can have each heart as an ornament individually or they can be connected as a wonderful heart garland.

Now for the steps of the second of three crafts to do...

2: "Bear Heart", you'll need...
- paper, glue (Prit stick), scissors, card & pencil

Step 1 : Draw the template: - If your Children & Grandchildren are going to colour the template parts, I recommend they colour it before cutting. If they will use it as stencils to trace on construction paper… Cut away!

Step 2 : Cut out all the shapes

Step 3 : Fold the two joined hearts into a card..

Step 4 : Apply glue on the part of the “ears” heart and stick them on the back of the "Bear Heart card".

Step 5 : Turn the card over and apply glue on the “snout” & stick it on the card.

Step 6 : Open up the card and write in your note e.g. "I love you bear-y much"

Step 7 : Add two googly eyes or draw the eyes on the card and it's all done.

Now for the steps of the third & final of three crafts to do...

3: "Lion Heart", is really easy and a quick one which makes it a great project for your family, you'll need...
- paper, glue (Prit stick), scissors, card, pencil & thread & googly eyes or black marker to draw the eyes with.

Step 1 : Draw the template: - the middle sized heart will be the head. We choose yellow color for it - the large 2 hearts the mane & the smallest heart is the nose.

Step 2 : Cut out all the shapes

Step 3 : Fold the mane hearts in half, making the heart shaped card.

Step 4 : Stick on the head & the nose on the head

Step 5 : Draw a pair of eyes or stick on a pair of googly eyes.

Step 6 : Add your personal note inside the card.

I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Paper Heart" & "Bear Heart" & "Lion Heart" and find the Step-by-Step useful and it's enjoyable to create.

Are You ready to make one, two or all three yourself?

Let’s do it.

If you have a go at creating your own "Paper Heart" & "Bear Heart" & "Lion Heart" cards, do share your feedback, positive and/or negative, in the comments.

It would also be nice to see what your children and/or Grandchildren thought about creating their own "Paper Heart" & "Bear Heart" & "Lion Heart" Cards

ENJOY!

Thank You!

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship (financial or in exchange for services) with any of the items that I post. 

"I will post about items that I either like creating myself and/or have found them to inspire my Grandchildren to create, adapt, enhance what I have done."