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10 Suggestions On Achieving Your Inner Peace

Inner peace may seem like a mythical peak. Almost unachievable, far away, maybe even unreal for many. In fact, for almost every single one of us. …

Meditation

Origami ships

I have forgotten how easy these ships are made. And since our overseas vacation is going on for a second month, every day I can see different vessels …

Woven Map Basket

Weave your vacation road maps into an attractive souvenir.<p>Think of basketry as three-dimensional weaving. If you ever wove paper as a child, that’s the basis for this plaited basket. You begin by weaving a flat base, and then upturn the strips (called stakes or weavers) to make the sides, in what …

Crafting

DIY posters with cut-out lettering

I'm thinking of making a poster series of ridiculous song lyrics. The first one goes to you, Ke$ha. Next up, Katy Perry. "Baby, you're a firework." …

Heart-shaped page marker origami

Here's a quick little origami project that's fun to do with patterned paper: heart-shaped bookmarks that slip onto page corners. You could mail …

Best Origami Butterfly Ever — Instructions

Origami Butterfly<p>Posted on Mar 14, 2012 in Single Sheet Origami, Top Stories<p>Name:<p><b>Origami Butterfly — 3D Variation</b><p>Designer:<p><b>Akira Yoshizawa</b><p>Paper …

Crafting

How to Fold Origami Paper Into Thirds

Folding origami paper into thirds can be challenging. When I first started learning origami, I always shied away from ANYTHING that made you fold into thirds. :)<p>I don’t want anyone to be scared of folding into thirds. You can do it!<p>I will show you two different ways … you pick the method you like …

Crafting

Paper Patterns Form Lively Butterfly Sculptures

This paper craft artist loves finding bits of paper, which would otherwise be tossed in the trash, and transforming them into these lively butterfly sculptures. A master of working with her hands, Rebecca Coles is "fascinated with the process by which three-dimensional decorative forms materialize …

Crafting

Buy Or DIY | Woodland Bookends

<b>Buy Or DIY</b> | <i>Woodland Bookends</i><p>What a sweet way to corral your books. If you go the buy route, you’re looking at $168 for the pair, or DIY and get change from a $50! These would also look cute with those little model people that they use on model train landscapes!

Raise a Reader

Feb 22, 2018<p>Explore these budget-friendly ideas for growing your child's home library.<p>Feb 19, 2018<p>Your pre-reader can develop literacy skills using …

On Our Minds | Scholastic's blog about books and the joy of learning

Scholastic February 21st, 2018<p>One of our roles here at Scholastic is to provide educators the resources they need to do the important work they …