A Scrapbook Page To Celebrate Your Child's First Haircut

Written by Nigel Patterson

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Letrepparttar pieces dry completely. Userepparttar 143093 dry colored tissue paper as a background, a border, or as a fancy embellishment.


Beads are another way to add color and design torepparttar 143094 page. Beading can be as simple as gluing a few beads onto a scrapbook page or as complex as a sewn beaded design. When arranged in an abstract pattern, they can create a child-like effect -- or place them carefully to make a fun title or artistic design.

Beads, micro-beads, and necklaces can be attached using two-sided tape or Xyron adhesive.

Make a Pocket

If you've kept a lock of your child's hair, why not store it in a pocket? Pockets allow you take out and put back items as you see fit and replace them without damage to your scrapbook page.

The easiest pocket is simply an envelope. But pockets can also quickly and easily made by folding a piece of paper in half and then gluing three ofrepparttar 143095 side edges.

Pockets can also be made from pieces of fabric sewn together. In this way, pockets can be virtually any texture, color, and weave to suit your required needs.

There are so many events in a child's life that you can celebrate with your scrapbooking. From first haircuts to birthday parties, holidays and school celebrations, you can use your scrapbooking expertise to preserverepparttar 143096 memories for years to come.

Nigel Patterson is a writer on arts and crafts and the publisher of numerous articles to help you with your scrapbook, including tips on scrapbook layout and scrapbook supplies.

Turn To Weather When You're Bored

Written by Chris Orr

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This can also be turned into a math exercise. You can find out how many timesrepparttar wheel has to spin usingrepparttar 143092 circumference ofrepparttar 143093 wheel and some simple math.

Finally, mountrepparttar 143094 wheel on a pole so that it is away from trees and level withrepparttar 143095 ground, then countrepparttar 143096 revolutions.

Another project involving math isrepparttar 143097 construction of a rain gage. The easiest way to measure small amounts of rain is to magnify it. For example, meteorologists attach a tube that has a diameter of about one inch to a funnel that is either 4- or 8- inches across. The rain falls intorepparttar 143098 funnel and accumulates inrepparttar 143099 tube. The tube in my rain gauge fills one inch for every one-tenth of an inch of rain.

Userepparttar 143100 project as a math exercise to study area and volume. Start with a can that is about two inches in diameter - I like Pringles cans - and a funnel that is twicerepparttar 143101 diameter. Experiment with larger funnels and smaller cans and see which one magnifiesrepparttar 143102 amount of rainrepparttar 143103 most.

Weather diaries are fun, too. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin had weather diaries, recordingrepparttar 143104 weather at sunrise, noon and sunset every day. It is an inexpensive project and makes you observerepparttar 143105 world around you. Weather diaries can also be part of a trip diary, recording where you were and whatrepparttar 143106 weather was like at a specific point in time.

There is always something to do - something to observe - aboutrepparttar 143107 weather.

Chris Orr is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with more than 25 years of experience. His private practice includes work as an expert witness, weather forecasting and forecaster training. His column appears in the Rapid City Journal every Sunday. He can be contacted at weather@rapidwx.com or through his Web site www.rapidwx.com .

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