The Kid’s Color Palette


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Have you ever wondered why your child select certain crayon colors or prefers one shirt over another based solely on color? Have you and your child struggled to agree on one paint color over another for their toys or school projects? If so, the answer may be simple: Children see color differently than adults.

Obviously, children’s eyes are younger and have not change due to aging process. Consequently, their eyes absorb 10 percent of blue light that passes through their lenses while adults absorb 85 percent. The result is many adults prefer blue, while kids most often choose yellow. Adults have shown that after blue, they prefer red, green, white, pink, violet and orange. Kids followed their favored yellow with white, pink, red, orange, blue, green and violet.

Colors are everywhere and it adds depth to scrapbook pages. Children who do scrapbooking have always a special color scheme which they follow. They always find scrapbook papers that are solid and bold in color depending on their mood. When they feel happy, they often settle for color yellow and whenever they’re gloomy, they choose purple. Either way, these colors have stimulating effects on kids and play a vital role in expressing themselves. Sometimes, when children want their scrapbook pages to be simple, they use white but add appliqués and embellishments that include bright colors to make it more appealing and interesting. They stick on their favorite snapshots beside the colorful borders and done.
Art is art and no matter how colorful or dull a scrapbook is, it’s still the fond memories kept inside it is the most important thing. The pictures pasted and words written can make any simple scrapbook colorful for it only shows how beautiful life is. Scrapbook contains the most beautiful mementos a person could have. Not like before, scrapbook is just a bundle of craft papers, now it could be so many things like invitation, gift cards, artwork, recipe books or even an art deco. It’s just a matter of mix and match of tones and colors depending on the disposition and aura of the designer. Happy Scrapbooking!

Playing with Colors


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Bringing out the artist in you could be so much fun. Aside from the fact that you get to explore your creativity, you also get the chance to let other people see your work of art. Being a professional artist is never easy for they need to stay focused in a place when all they hear are birds chirping and water flowing. These elements are needed by professional artists in order for them to create something amazing that’s in their mind like paintings, sculptures and the like.

There’s no age bracket in being an artist for even a four year old kid can become one. With parent’s supervision, there’s no surprise that children can also do fantastic paintings. Kids have always the passion for colors so don’t ever wonder why they always drag you along the Crayola section in the stores. Just let your kids be for they can express their thoughts and ideas through colors. As much as possible, do not limit your children to explore the different mediums of painting. Watching kids paint could be so much fun and you might not know that you have already a gifted child that has too much inclination for painting.

Children get to enjoy art contests so it’s a good idea to let them experience it. Prepare them a small tin bucket with all the things they would need like watercolors, paint brushes, crayons and a clean sheet of paper. Make a cranny in their room allotted for painting and be amazed on how their creativity and imagination flows. Also, have a corner in your home wherein you could be able to place their drawn work of art like a painting spot or you can even have a scrapbook that has the compilation of their drawings and paintings, isn’t that to sweet? And when they grow up, share it to them and have an intimate bonding together while bringing back the memory lane.

For kids of all ages, they get to have more fun whenever they are assisted by their parents doing such activity. It is never wrong to be a stage mother for kids who are still starting to explore and develop their creative skills. Kids would really love to see their ever supportive parents.

How To Re-Use Your Paper Grocery Bags


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Everytime you buy food supplies at a supermarket or store, the cashier assistants give you with carryout paper bags or paper sacks to hold your items in for bringing them out to your vehicle. After you have unpacked the contents of the bag at home, you possibly tuck the flattened bag in the under-the-sink drawer for safekeeping until the opportunity to reuse them for they are highly reusable. The problem begins when you have loads of them there, and they in fact cannot be all used for your anticipated needs. What can you do with the bags? You can simply make new containers out of them.

Minimal handmade baskets out of very easy to do even children can make them, and usually enjoy doing so. You can use these handmade baskets for giving away a little fruits from your orchard, or some simple gifts. Many are tired of the department store kind of gift wrapping that some handcrafted wrappers should be very welcome, for it comes with the affection and care of the gift source. Creating a simple container you can earn many points with the recipient.

The essential steps in making the easiest usable basket are outlined below:

5. Take out four paper grocery bags. Roll down the open mouth of one by folding the top outwards, until the rolled edge is about three inches from the bottom.

6. Place the second bag inside the first bag. Roll down the edge of the second just until it touches the edge of the first bag. Perform the same with the third bag inside the second bag. You now would have a three-layered basket strong enough to contain most light dry materials. Even out the rolled sides by creasing them down.

7. Remove the bottom of the fourth bag. Roll it the same manner until you have shaped a ring. Insert the layered basket inside the ring and put the ring in the center to make the handle. Sew, glue or paste it in the location and you have a paper basket.

8. Embellish it with glued cut-outs, color it with pens or inscribe some messages on the rolled-down edges just for fun. The intention is to personalize the basket to turn the simple gift it holds more meaningful and special.

You can make other kinds of containers with paper, like interlacing rolled and flattened bag paper into a little basket or vase for covering a table floral centerpiece, as example. Rolling them firmly will stiffen the tube sufficiently for the produced basket to stand; rolling the tubes loosely will make them very flexible for weaving. Paper printed with colorful illustrations makes lively trays or urns or something similar; plain-colored paper grants certain elegance when made to suit the theme of the room.

Whatever you may wish to make a paper basket for, and it is limited only by your imagination, you can make the production of the baskets an enjoyable family activity by engaging the kids. They will love to do the baskets and you will adore them creating the baskets.