Sunday, 18 July 2010

Paper Folding

As promised I would write a post about recycling all those bits of paper. You know the ones that your child has drawn on while stuck in their hospital bed. The ones that are not for pinning on the board or giving away. I always have plenty.

First up there is the the paper planes and helicopters.  I know that everyone has there favourite way to make these so instead of confusing you all I thought that I would challenge you to find a new one to make.  I am linking you to this fabulous site, The Best Paper Airplanes.  It has both line drawing and videos to help.  I love the table of the best to make.  It is linked.

Anyway, today I thought that I would focus on a couple of other simple but fun little things you can fold and make.

So today the children and I had some fun making a couple of these.

Jumping Frog

This jumping frog works really well.

This link also has a little story that goes with making the rabbit.  As you can see mine requires some decoration

Pirate Hats

I have linked this just in case you needed instructions but any technique will do.  In fact this link has a whole lot of variations for you try as well.  Imagination can come into play.  What about a firemans hat, a gardeners hat, the list is endless.

Here Baby (teddies name.....yup it is a long story one that Andre can tell some time) models the hat from todays play.  Well the one that is till in one piece.

and of course my children had to make their paper planes but they were so hard to photograph.  I will have to try another day.

Creative Team work for Lindsay Jane

So I just love this kit Water Fun

Here are my pages

I did this page for the Nuts4Digi Word Challenge.  This month the goal is to use the quote.  Credits for this page can be found here at Nuts4Digi

The second page is really me still catching up on all those fabulous summer snaps I took

I love the elements in this kit.  The credits can be found here