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Fish, three-dimensional quilling

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A simple three-dimensional fish: I'm mastering the 3D quilling :) Its length is about 7 cm and it's made of hand-painted paper strips. Unfortunately, I have a lot of new ideas, but lack the time :(

Make a clay Hanukkah Menorah with bugs and flowers

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I've decided to post this for those parents who are probably looking for an idea for children's Hanukkah Menorah. We made this one for our older daughter a couple of years ago.

Homemade owl birthday cake

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Another birthday cake, one I made long ago. I'm not going to write the recipe, but only how to decorate it. For this owl cake you will need:

Space rocket and planets. Quilled kids birthday card

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I have two wonderful nephews, both celebrated their birthdays not long ago. My older nephew saw my quilling and asked to make something for him. I couldn't say no :). I made a rocket, glued in a picture of him, added some stars and planets. Happy birthday!

Recycling craft: Robot made from boxes

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We made this robot from various junk items: boxes, lids and bottle caps of different shape and size. All you need is to unfold the boxes, then fold them inside out and glue. Afterwards assemble the robot, paint it and attach bottle caps for eyes, ears, knobs and buttons. We also used drinking straws for the mouth. You can play with the robot or use it as a wall decoration, and even give it a hug if it's big enough :) By the way, you must see the robots Gail from " That artist woman " made with her kids!

How to sew homemade ballet slippers

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I've sewn these simple slippers for my daughter's dance classes. For this project I bought scrap leather, although an old bag or jacket can be used. I also needed cotton fabric for the lining and an elastic band to thread around the ankle. I followed the instructions at Sew-ing.com (I don't read Japanese, but could figure out from the pictures).

Water lily. Framed quilling

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At last we had an opportunity to visit the Utopia park. Frankly speaking, we didn't expect too much, in spite of the numerous positive feedbacks we've read. To our surprise, we had a lot of fun, took almost 250 pictures, and I even got the inspiration for a new quilling project.

Recycling craft: make binoculars out of actimel bottles

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This project is so easy, that you even don't need pictures in order to understand it. To make a toy binoculars:

Make gigantic pencils out of toilet paper rolls

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Another simple toy — gigantic pencils made out of toilet paper tubes.

DIY: Homemade stencils for kids

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Very often the most simple ideas are also the most successful ones. Try making stencils for your kids and see. Stencils are easy to make even for those who aren't very crafty, they don't take up space at all, and are easy to use. At the same time they let you explore your creativity: you can combine a number of stencils, make prints of different colour and density, and so on. You can also make brand new stencils whenever you wish!

Exploring acorns: vocabulary, collage, and quilling

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Without doubt the oak is one of the most fascinating and interesting trees. Among other activities we like watching an oak that grows nearby, at different stages of its life cycle. It has different parts and looks different when seasons change. There also different creatures living in it.