Posted in Children, Craft, DIY, Tutorials, tagged Activity, art, Children, craft, design, Easter, kids, paper, play, Tutorial on 6 April 2015|
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This Easter Sunday we spent some time in the morning making Easter bunting to decorate the house for lunch.
To make your own Easter bunting you will need:
1) Easter eggs printed on thick card stock – draw or download your own
2) Coloured pencils, crayons and textas
3) Small paper hole punch (or a needle or similar)
5) Brown twine
Step 1) Colour in the eggs. We coloured in a total of 32 eggs.
Step 2) Use scissors to cut out the eggs.
Step 3) Decide the order you would like to have your eggs placed on the twine, using contrasting colours and patterns.Step 4) Punch two small holes in the top of each egg.Step 5) Thread each egg with twine.Step 6) Attach your Easter bunting to the wall with masking tape.Happy Easter x
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Posted in hobby, Lego, tagged Activity, Children, design, history, hobby, Lego, life, parenting, play, toys, vintage on 7 June 2012|
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When Lego announced its controversial Friends range earlier this year, this 1970s Lego advertisement went viral. It featured a young girl in jeans and a blue t-shirt proudly displaying her free-form lego construction. Who knew girls could play with blocks that weren’t pink?!
With all the Lego activity that’s been happening in our home, we stumbled upon this extraordinary website for spare parts called Brick Link. It’s an unofficial Lego marketplace, or as I like to think of it…eBay for Lego. On this website you can purchase just about anything relating to Lego including rare missing parts and old Lego kits from as early as the 1960s.
Some of the old Lego imagery is beautiful in its simplicity. Here’s a selection of my favourites, alongside their contemporary counterparts.
Lego House: 1970 and 2011
Lego Police Headquarters: 1976 and 2011
Lego Fire Station: 1970 and 2011
Lego Aeroplane: 1974 and 2010
Lego Truck: 1967 and 2010
Someone could write a thesis on how Lego reflects changing trends in our society.
Though I think I’d rather build it.
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