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Jul.01.2009
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! More origami projects to keep the kids busy this sweltering summer... Uncle Sam Origami   Independence Day Paper Plane Eagle Happy Canada Day Card
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Jun.24.2009
A visit to Victoria and the Olympic Peninsula has inspired me to update the graphics for my Origami Humpback Whale:   Print and fold an Origami Humbpack Whale ©2009 Tammy Yee
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Jun.20.2009
The Surinam toad is one nature's most unusual creatures. It's actually a frog, which spends its entire life cycle in tropical South American rivers and canals. With its flattened body and triangular head, it can easily be mistaken for leafy debris while waiting patiently for a meal to swim by--...
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May.22.2009
For those of you who have disposable income during in this tough economy, here are a few craft and origami ideas that your favorite graduate will be sure to appreciate: Dollar Bill Origami Aloha Shirt   Dollar Bill Origami Bow Tie   Dollar Bill Roses
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May.01.2009
Fold an origami doll for Cinco de Mayo! You can use her as a table decoration, or paste her onto cards and gifts. Difficulty: Easy Fold your Cinco de Mayo doll now... ©2009 Tammy Yee. All rights reserved.
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Apr.30.2009
Celebrations Around the World: Boy's Day (Tango-no-sekku), May 5 On May 5th, Japanese families throughout Hawaii display beautiful carp banners outside their homes. Called koi-nobori, each streamer traditionally symbolizes a male in the household. The largest carp at the top represents the father...
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Apr.23.2009
Dogs. So loyal, they allow themselves to be humiliated. What makes a dog man's best friend? In a recent study, 70 poochless people were asked to match photos of 41 dog owners with the breed of dog they owned: Labrador, poodle or Staffordshire bull terrier. The results? Read more...
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Apr.23.2009
How do you present your illustrations to a publisher? At the 2004 LA Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference, Kristine Brogno, former Design Director of the Children's Division of Chronicle Books, shared a list of ten things not to send to an art director... Read...
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Apr.21.2009
The latest in my print and fold origami projects for children... origami-n-stuff4kids.blogspot.com/
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Apr.21.2009
It's been said that writing for children is more difficult than writing for adults. I suspect this is passed along by children's authors compensating for the condescension they sometimes face, real or imagined, as the featherweights of literature. Tell someone you write for children and you're...
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Apr.18.2009
Is it too much to ask people not to hug the bears? I'm sure even Neanderthals, whose bones reveal crushing fractures sustained during hunting, never wrestled game for the sake of Bambi needing a hug. And look what happened to them–gone forever, because they never thought to throw a stick at a...
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Apr.18.2009
Cats, cats, cats. With 88.3 million cats in U.S. households, they've replaced dogs (74.8 million) as America's most popular pet. That's a lot of kitty litter. What is it about these sharp-clawed predators that fascinates us? Ask the ancient Egyptians, who kept them as pets 4000 years ago. What...
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Apr.17.2009
Aloha all, I just designed my latest print-and-fold origami project: the Bengal Tiger. For instructions and tiger origami downloads, visit: http://origami-n-stuff4kids.blogspot.com
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Apr.16.2009
Here's a print and fold origami project kids are sure to enjoy: Difficulty level: Moderate 1A. Print and cut out origami along outer solid lines.1B. Fold up along line A. Unfold.1C. Fold down along line B. Unfold.   For full instructions and printing your origami, visit my craft blog,...
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Apr.16.2009
Who doesn't love a mystery, especially if it involves sailors and serpents on the high seas. Medieval bestiaries are replete with references to serpents, none of which are flattering. Second only to the bible in popularity, these early accounts, with their fantastic images, gave animals mythical...
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