Print This: Wedding Puzzle Page for Antsy Little Guests

Wedding activity pages | Free printable!

Weddings can be exciting, emotional, and/or stressful times for everybody involved – except for the younger guests. For them, the majority of the day is dull, dull, and duller. Sure, it’s awesome when the cake gets cut, but little Johnny couldn’t care less about the best man’s speech. If you’re planning an upcoming wedding and want to give the kids something extra to do during the quiet times, gather up some crayons and print a few off a few of these wedding activity pages.         Continue Reading

Make It: A Free Printable Jigsaw Puzzle of the U.S.

created at: 07/03/2012

Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it’s the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??    

This printable map and jigsaw puzzle template is a fun activity for kids that just might teach them a thing or two about geography as well. (BONUS!) I love the idea of creating “question” flags to help them identify important places, too. Check out the how-to and download the free printable templates over on Mr. Continue Reading

How to Make a Frabjous Cardboard Sculpture

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Evil Mad Scientist Labs went ga-ga over Professor George W. Hart‘s sculpture, Frabjous. When they realized Professor Hart has been kind enough to post a template to make such a sculpture, they got right to work!

Stuff we’ll need to make one:

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How to make a ‘Word Search’ greeting card!

created on: 08/26/08

Curbly has siblings. One of them is called Teacherly, and, as you can probably guess, it’s an on-line resource for teachers. However, it also has a very awesomely cool FREE feature called ‘word search creator’. Teachers use such things as word search puzzles as, well, teaching tools, but they also can come in handy for paper crafters too. With a little help from Teacherly, here’s my very easy technique for making a one-of-a-kind greeting card!

What you need:

Teacherly Word Search Creator! Continue Reading

How to make a Tangram Puzzle.

A great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year would be to make a Tangram Puzzle, which is also known as ‘seven pieces of cleverness’. Why are these puzzles so clever? Read on!

The Props:

  • a square piece of paper (my 3.5″ square piece worked great)
  • a scissors

The Proceedure:

First, fold your paper in half and then half again. Unfold, rotate and repeat the process. When you’re done, your square should be divided into 16 squares, like so:

Next, using your scissors, cut as indicated by the red lines. Continue Reading

Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

Check out Mio Cultures’ very cool–and environmentally friendly–peel and stick cork ModuTiles ($95). They’re sold in sets of six tan and six chocolate colored tiles that cover 12 square feet. Configure them any way you please to make rugs or runners. Use the adhesive tabs for temporary installation, or install them permanently over an entire floor using standard cork flooring adhesives and finishes. To increase they’re durability for high-traffic areas, Mio suggests coating them with the wax or oil of your choice. Continue Reading

Art a la the Rubik’s Cube, and how to solve and build your own.

Apparently, solving a Rubik's Cube is either something you can do, or something you can't: you either know the tricks, or you don't. (I can't, and don't.)

Fortunately, these toysters know the tricks, and can manipulate the simply colored blocks into large scale works of art.

(from art.blogging.la)

(from ws.binghamton,edu)
If you'd like to build your own Rubik's Cube, check out this DIY Magnetic Acrylic Rubik's Cube Instructable.
If you wanna learn to solve these beastly creatures, have a look here, here, or the 7-step version here.
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