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Stained Glass Paper Stars

The Stained Glass Paper Stars are surprisingly simple! Brighten up your window with decorative crafts for kids.

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New Zealand Koru Designs... pattern/ emphasis/value/color schemes- so many different ideas!

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Mihi and koru project. First develop mihi and publish on computer. Draw Koru, each steam indicates family larger ones parents smaller ones yourself and siblings. Fold and cut in thirds, pastels on top, warm and cold colours. Mid section shading with pencil. Bottom section collage with newspaper and newspaper the same colour as the inside of the koru in the top section. Am not responsible for this idea, borrowed from wonderful teachers at Tamatea Intermediate , thank you Mrs McPhee you rock!

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Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child.

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Mad Awesomeness in Rm 4 at Woodhill School: 7 sisters (Matariki constellation) triptychs (3 panel art works).