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
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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."

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Heart shape chicken card


This is the 
#16 Vidcasts "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card"
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Wednesday 13th March 2019



What better way to make someone’s Easter or Valentine's Day, than with a fancy little Heart shape chicken card.

"This Valentines day craft will delight both chicken lovers and non-chicken lovers"

Today's creation is a "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card".

Obviously what we make is up to you, this is just a guide.

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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card" and find the Step-by-Step useful and it's enjoyable to create.

Ready to make one yourself? Let’s do it.

Step 1 : As usual start by making the various parts template; I used a A5 Sheet of yellow card for the body. 

Step 2 : I then Cut out the different shaped hearts using various coloured papers;

Step 3 : I used a Pritt stick to assemble the rest of the chicken.

Step 4 : Then Draw and/or colour the eyes (googly eyes are optional), beak etc. the way you decide what you want in the way of images, colours etc.

Step 5 : Glue the final chicken to the front of an appropriate folded card.

Step 6 : Add text and or other images that you would like to use to enhance the end "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card"

If you have a go at creating your own "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card", 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 "Heart Chicken Easter and/or Valentine's Day Card"

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."

Sunday, 10 March 2019

"Pop Up Greeting Card"

This is the 
#15 Vidcasts "Pop Up Greeting Card"
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post

Monday 11th March 2019



Today's question is, "Have you ever made a Pop-Up Card?"

Today's creation is a "Basket Ball Pop Up Greeting Card".

"Obviously the Pop Up you choose, is "up to you!""
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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Pop Up Greeting Card", find the Step-by-Step useful and it's enjoyable to create.

Step 1 : As usual start by making the template; I used a A5 Sheet of card, as it makes it easier to draw around once it's been cut out. 

Step 2 : Cut out the template;

Step 3 : Draw and colourthe picture(s) the way you decide what you want in the way of images, colours etc.

Step 4 : Glue the Pop Up shape to the front of the pop up rectangle

Step 5 : Glue the outer card on the back of the completed pop up.

Step 6 : Add text and or other images that you would like to use to enhance the end "Pop Up Card"

If you have a go at creating your own "Pop Up Greeting Card", 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 "Pop Up Greeting Card"

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."

Saturday, 9 March 2019

"Mothering Sunday" Greeting Card


This is the 
#14 Vidcasts "Mothering Sunday" Greeting Card
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post from today

Saturday 9th March 2019



Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent, usually landing it sometime in March. Traditionally, it is a day on which people visit the church they were baptised in and on which they honour their mother.

This year, 2019, Mothering Sunday is on the 31st March. Both Roman Catholic and Anglican churches in the UK observe Mothering Sunday.

My question is...
"Have you Monkeys made a card for your mothers?"
Today's creation is a "Monkey Greeting Card, for Mothering Sunday".

I hope, yet again, that you find the Step-by-Step useful and that your Children and/or Grandchildren find it enjoyable to create.

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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Monkey Mother's Day Card" and following the Step-By-Step instructions

Step 1 : I started by making the template; I used a A4 Sheet of card, as it makes it easier to draw around once it's been cut out. 

Step 2 : Cut out the template;

Step 3 : Draw and colour the way you decide what you want in the way of images, colours etc.

Step 4 : Glue the large heart shape to the top of the card

Step 5 : Glue the ears onto the HEAD, plus the heart shaped inner ears

Step 6 : Glue or draw the...
eyes
cheeks
nose and 
mouth  

Step 7 : Glue the completed face onto the monkey card

Step 8 : Glue the heart shaped feet onto the sides of the card.

Step 9 : Write your message to your mum.

If you have a go at creating your own "Mothering Sunday" Greeting Card, 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 "Mothering Sunday" Greeting Card

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, 7 March 2019

"Owl Craft" a Greeting Card, Photograph Sharer etc.



This is the 
#13 Vidcasts "Owl Craft" a Greeting Card, Photograph Sharer etc.
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 post from yesterday





Thursday 7th March 2019

Many Parents, and/or Grandparents realise that owls are found in many stories and songs and is also great for a Halloween or forests themes.

Today's creation a "greetings card, picture frame,and/or whatever your imagination comes up with " can/could get them thinking about owls within nature.


"I saw a paper bag that had been coloured as an owl and thought that the A7 Cross Stitch Card & envelopes could be used as greeting cards, with the "Tummy hole" used for My Doodles."

I hope, yet again, that you find the Step-by-Step useful and that your Children and/or Grandchildren find it enjoyable to create.


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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Owl Craft" a Greeting Card, Photograph Sharer etc. and following the Step-By-Step instructions


Step 1 : I started by making the template; I used a A4 Sheet of card, as it makes it easier to draw around once it's been cut out. 

Step 2 : Cut out the template;

Step 3 : Draw and colour the way you decide what you want in the way of images, colours etc.

Step 4 : Glue the large triangle to the top of the card

Step 5 : Glue the eyes onto the HEAD slightly overlapping the triangle.  If you like, you can use wiggly eyes instead of the paper template pieces.

Step 6 : Glue the beak under the eyes.  

Step 7 : Glue the wings into the sides of the card.

Step 8 : Glue the feet onto the bottom of the BODY.

If you have a go at creating your own "Owl Craft" a Greeting Card, Photograph Sharer etc., 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 "Owl Craft" a Greeting Card, Photograph Sharer etc.

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."

"Dinosaur " a 3D image


This is the 
#12 Vidcast "Dinosaur" a 3D image.
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 Catch-up post



Saturday 24th February 2019

Many Parents, and/or Grandparents realise that dinosaurs are found in many stories.

Today's creation a "greetings card, picture frame, Dinosaur jokes and/or whatever your imagination comes up with " can/could get them thinking about what it was like way back in time.

Your palaeontologists, hopefully, will have a dino-mite time creating this dinosaur.

I hope, yet again, that you find the Step-by-Step useful and that your Children and/or Grandchildren find it enjoyable to create.

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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making the "Dinosaur" 3D image and following the Step-By-Step instructions


Step 1 : I started by making the template; I used a A4 Sheet of card, as it makes it easier to draw around once it's been cut out. 

Step 2 : Cut out the template;

Step 3 : Draw and colour each side - you decide what you want in the way of images, colours etc.

Step 4 : Fold the "V" shapes to make the Dinosaur able to stand up

Step 5 : Optional: Add in the Dino's Egg and Youngster

If you have a go at creating your own "Dinosaur" 3D image, 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 "Dinosaur" 3D image

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."

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Tigger "Animal Envelope"

This is the 
#7 Vidcasts Tigger "Animal Envelope"
(in the UK & USA)

A 2019 Catch-up post

Thursday 26th February 2019

Many Parents, and/or Grandparents want to encourage their Children/Grandchildren to write more. 
Today's creation. an "Animal Envelope" can/could get them excited about writing their next letter!

I hope, yet again, that you find the Step-by-Step useful and that your Children and/or Grandchildren find it enjoyable to create.

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I hope your children and/or Grandchildren like making "Animal Envelopes" and following the Step-By-Step instructions

Step 1 : I started by making a template for the Envelope. 
I an A4 Sheet of card, as it makes it easier to draw around once it's been cut out. 

Step 2 : Cut out the template & draw the "envelope" on the appropriate coloured card.

Step 3 : Colour the template and once done, cut out the square with the "Envelope" design, as well as the paws & Ears that come with it.

Step 4 : Fold and glue the "Envelope"

a) Lay the cut out envelope face down

b) Fold in the two striped sides, making sure the creases are crisp and straight.

c) Fold up the "White Tummy"

d) Glue the "Tummy" to the sides of the envelope

e) Fold down the Face of the "AnimalEnvelope", making it ready to glue when posting the letter.

f) When you’ve folded your adorable, "Tigger Envelope", all there’s left to do is to add the arms & ears.

If you have a go at creating your own "Animal Envelope", 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 "Animal Envelope""

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."