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DIY Spring Themed Paper Crafts for Kids

DIY Spring Themed Paper Crafts for Kids

Who doesn’t like folding paper to create a unique piece of art? Surely everyone does especially the kids. It is a fun and playful free time activity also handy to keep your kids busy while you’re doing some house work. Give them some sheets of paper and let them choose one of..

Eye-Catching Ankle Tattoo Designs

Eye-Catching Ankle Tattoo Designs

Not all tattoo designs or placements reflect the charm of feminity. Especially for placement, female tattoo lovers prefer the best part of their body to focus attention. Ankle is one of those parts that many women get tattooed to highlight their womenity. Spiral shaped, bangle like tattooes are..

Things to Consider When Selecting a Water Feature

Whether it comes in the form of a gently trickling fountain or as an in-ground pond filled with koi, the addition of a water feature enhances the appearance and ambience of a garden or patio. A water feature can be designed to accommodate formal, semi-formal, modern or traditional architecture; there is a water feature available for nearly every style of home and sized to fit most gardens. Even apartment-dwellers can enjoy the soothing sound of a self-contained fountain placed on a balcony, patio or stationed indoors amid a collection of house plants. There are four considerations that should be top of mind when choosing a water feature. The first is location; water features should be placed in an area that is clear of tree branches that could clog the internal filter with leaves, seeds or other debris. It should also be readily visible; one way to determine visibility and aesthetics is to place a mirror face up in the location in which the water feature is to be placed. The mirror emulates the reflection of the water. The sound of running water also impacts where to locate the water feature. Most people find the burble of water to be soothing, .....

5 Arts and Craft Activities to Incorporate into Your Wellness Program

5 Arts and Craft Activities to Incorporate into Your Wellness Program

Recovering from an illness or injury is difficult and trying, but there are a few things that you can do to brighten up the patient’s life during this time. This includes adding arts and crafts programs to the normal rehab routine. They stimulate the mind and keeps patients active. Use Dried Beans and Legumes to Create a Mosaic Mosaics are particularly challenging, but rewarding as well. Patients can draw a template first, or start placing groups of beans and other legumes on a piece of paper to create a picture. The best legumes to use include kidney beans, peas, black beans, and lentils. Use different colored legumes for different parts of the picture. Birds, cars, and trees are just a few ideas for the mosaic. After selecting the template, glue the legumes onto the design. Color and Design Patches of Paper to Create a Quilt Build camaraderie among patients by working as a group to create a large paper quilt. Each patient will design a single patch of the quilt using a piece of paper. Draw patterns on the paper and color them in with crayons, markers, or watercolors. Also, glue cutouts from fabrics onto the paper. After each piece .....

Japan’s Sakura Season in Pictures

Japan’s Sakura Season in Pictures

Sakura is the word for cherry tree in Japanese. From late march to mid-april, cherry blossom trees burst into full bloom and cover the land like a pink, soft blanket. Every year, Japan welcomes countless visitors to enjoy its sakura especially around..

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