Free paper dolls

Follow this link HERE. It leads to 26 other links for free paper dolls!

Did you ever play with paper dolls when you were younger?

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Family fun on the cheap

Inexpensive fun from Family Fun! These make nice classroom/homeschool crafts!

Touchdown Treats & Eats

Cheer on your favorite team with sporty snacks, games, and crafts.

Wintertime Wonders
Cool Coloring Pages
Hotspots & Cold Slopes
Warm Winter Recipes
Snow Day Play

February Fun & Games

Pudding Cones Hula Hoop Game S’mores in a Bag

Soft & Fuzzy Stuff

Felted Sweater Surprises Fabric Pattern Stencils Book Blankets

Pretty Paper Projects

Paper Mobiles Paper Sculpture Papier-Mâché Veggie

Free Milli Pattern Power Paper Dolls

Milli Pattern Power Paper Dolls

Play dress-up with your child’s favorite fashion plate!

Print Milli and her many dresses and help kids cut out the shapes. Mix up her dresses and helmets and help your child put together the matching patterns.

CreaTiVe

Watch Crayola TV for some nice art projects.

Go Here To Choose a Channel

Techtorial: Make a Coloring Page in Word

Get full details Education World® Techtorial: Make a Coloring Page in Word.

Using Dioramas in the Classroom

A diorama (di-a-rama) is a 3-D model that is placed inside some type of showcase.  The models can be life-sized but most are miniature.

rain_forest_diorama1Dioramas are made by placing objects in front of a painted background. The objects can be figures, stuffed wildlife, wax figures, real objects, or pictures of objects. The objects are arranged in a naturalic setting.

The scene within a diorama can be a replica of something from nature, a building, or even a room inside a building. One of the best examples of dioramas are scenes at museum exhibits.

Dioramas are a fun way to bring almost any subject to life. Use them in lessons about the oceans, volcanoes, and science. Be creative. Miniature objects, clip art and printables can all be used to create a amazing diorama.

The resources below will help you get started. Many include a list of the materials you will need need.

How to Make a Diorama eHow

How to Make a Diorama Enchange Learning

How to Make a Diorama abcTeach

Desert Diorama

Dino Diorama

Diorama Links

Jungle Diorama Martha Stewart

Ocean Diorama Martha Stewart

Ocean Diorama Enchanted Learning

Miniature City

Super Mario Bros

Who knows, your child may become so interested in dioramas, that when he grows up, he just may do this as an occupation! After all, someone has to design and build these –>  (real life museum dioramas).

Free Samples from Dover

One of my favorite sites is Dover Publications. They make thin books filled with coloring pages, poetry, puzzles, clip art, craft projects and other activities.

Get free downloads of pages from some of their books to use in teaching. Kids love ‘em (and so do some adults).

I recommend saving the pages you want to your hard drive even after you have printed. This is because Dover keeps the pages on the Internet for a week or so then its gone.

Here is the link to get the free samples pages delivered to your email inbox. Dover Free Sample sign up page.

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