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Actually this is a simple one, keeping the template here. Ya, we  sometimes runs out of envelope. 😛

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Template: letter-template.pdf

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Steps:

1. Print out the templates (see section below). There is a large medium and small version.

2. If you want to incorporate your stars into a string of LED lights then you will need to punch a hole in the star at this stage. If you want to hang them on your tree then attach a loop of cotton instead. If you just want to thread your stars onto some string then you can do that after making the stars so skip this stage entirely!

3. Now, score along all the lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle).

4 & 5. Fold along each of the lines you have just scored.

6. Apply a small amount of glue to on of the tabs and stick together.

7. Continue for the remaining three tabs.

8. Job done – Yay!

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Templates:

Small paper star (measures approximately 4.5cm in diameter)
Medium paper star (measures approximately 6.5cm in diameter)
Large paper star (measures approximately 8.5cm in diameter)

Source: http://www.minieco.co.uk/cut-fold-paper-stars/

This is another nice art from http://www.minieco.co.uk/

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Similar steps: print out the template, cut the shape, folder along dash-lines, glue the shape, and we are done!

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Here is the template for Paper Heart. Click the image to download.

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Source: http://www.minieco.co.uk/boxed-geometric-heart/

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Similar steps: print out the template, cut the shape, folder along dash-lines, glue the shape, and we are done!

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Here is the template for Paper Diamond. Click the image to download.

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Source: http://www.minieco.co.uk/3d-paper-diamonds/

Before we work on the paper craft, let’s do a quick revision on Platonic Solids which we learn earlier.

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Now, let’s start. We are going to make some platonic solid models using paper.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

-colourful paper (of the recycled variety!)
-printer
-scissors
-bone folder (for neat folds, though you can definitely fold without one)
-glue (something with serious adhesive qualities!)

Step 1: Print out templates

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Step 2: Cut out shapes

Step 3: Fold along dash-lines

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Step 4: Glue shapes together and we are done!

Here is the template for Cube:

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template for Tetrahedron:

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template for Octahedron:

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template for Dodecahedron:

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template for Icosahedron:

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When you are done, based on the models created, fill in the blank for the below worksheet:

 

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Found these video for my girls. “Poster Color for Kids”.

This first episode is a brief intro of what equipments to prepare for.

Second episode shows the basic to use poster colors and how to do color blending. I like the demo on painting the cube; it shows where is the light source, where to put lighter color, where should the darker color be used, and also lastly how to paint the shadow.

The color blending part is also good.

Oh ya, the second episode also has some drawing lessons on how to draw a character, and from different angle, e.g. from top, from 45 degree,.. which I find it very cool.

The last episode is on how to draw illustration. The key to remember is: don’t paint the second layer before the first layer is dry.

Now, I don’t believe in teaching kids drawing or painting techniques will kill a child’s creativity. I am more keen to the attitude we have when teaching. Are we forcing the child to only stick to it? Are we punishing them for not following it? or are we really just teach them and let them know this is how we achieve certain effect?

Well, for the famous artist Pablo Picasso, Picasso’s father began teaching him to draw and paint when he was a child.

Was hanging around at Border @The Garden, spotted this book: “The Wonderful World of Colour Pencil Drawing”

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It gives good intro about colours, how to use it, methods to paint using color pencils, and even the different type of color pencils.

For example, the below page teaches how to make use of ‘Complimentary Colors’, and the ‘Cold’ and ‘Warm’ colors.

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Different techniques in cooloring using color pencils:

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And how to express the direction of the light:

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And also drawing in 3-D:

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Wonderful art books. We all use color pencil to draw and paint before, and I am so thrilled to learn of all this drawing/painting techniques.

My girls are so surprised to find out it’s ok to have white spots on the painting (ya, different from crayon painting, wherre white spot is not allowed), and can even use white spaces to generate some effects to the objects in the painting. And it’s not so ‘energy-taking’ 吃力 task after all to paint using color pencil.

mm… I do think this is something I would like my girls to learn in their school art class. 🙂


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