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How to Create Scissor Cutting Skills Activities for Kids

Five Methods:Collage MakingPlastic Straw Bracelets/NecklacesColorful Window HangingsShapes ChartLion Face On Paper PlatesCommunity Q&A It’s amazing how quickly children grow. With growth, comes learning. One essential skill that is important to train your kids in is the art of using scissors safely and well. This can be started with safety scissors at the early ages of 3-4 years. Not only does learning this skill help the child exhibit neatness in craft, but it also improves his or her fine motor skills and concentration levels. Cutting with scissors for the sake of…

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How to Create Space Art

For the beginner sci-fi artist, creating space art can be a rather daunting task. Hopefully, these steps will provide a solid foundation. These are generic instructions that don’t specifically require any type of media. 1 Think about what type of scene you want to make. Will it have planets, stars, nebulae, asteroids, or galaxies? For the purpose of this article, we will make a nebula on a star background, a sun to one side, and a gas giant with a moon on the other side. 2 Make a basic drawing…

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How to Create Painted Leaf Art

Why shell out the big bucks for nature art when you can make your own? All you will need are perfectly formed leaves, paint and a canvas. Don’t forget about paint that you will use to create your background and then spray paint in a different color to make your leaf art come to life. 1 Paint your canvas. Use the solid color tempura paint and large paint brush to cover the entire canvas with paint. Consider applying two coats of paint to create a professional appearance. 2 Position your…

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How to Create Painted Leaf Art on Pumpkins

Looking for a sophisticated way to celebrate autumn or don’t want to carve your pumpkin? There are plenty of ways to feature fall’s “mascot” without the traditional triangle-carved eyes and toothy grin–you can paint your pumpkin using leaf stencils or actual leaves to create a lovely display. 1 Sand the pumpkin. Using a light sandpaper, create a smooth surface on the pumpkin by applying sandpaper to its skin. Rub lightly, in a circular fashion, to eliminate any bumps or imperfections on the pumpkin’s skin. 2 Clean the pumpkin. Remove sanded…