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Scenic backgrounds might come in handy, not only for interesting wallpaper for the pc or laptop, but as backgrounds in photo frames or playful dioramas.

Cut the pre-colored images into strips to weave kinte style table mats pieces. Divide the images into uneven squares and reassemble to create a mosaic or fun impromptu puzzles.

Laminate to create colorful coasters for glasses and mugs.

Fold into decorative paper snowflakes - who says snowflakes have to be white? These scenic gems not only make great backgrounds but are fun to paint or color too.

The scenic images are a bit like paint by numbers sheets but without those messy numbers. Paint by number kits are fun for a while but blank canvas is always preferable for the creative process to truly grow. Most of these theme backgrounds have a coloring book version located somewhere in Scissorcraft websites.

Print or save the background images and use to display photographs or desktop wallpaper.

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American Irish Holiday

The word "shamrock" is an old Irish word "seamrog" which means "little clover." Saint Patrick's Day also known as St. Paddy's Day or Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day celebrating Saint Patrick a patron saint of Ireland.

The life and legends of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland or the Apostle of Ireland, are well known and celebrated both inside and outside of Ireland. However, while emerald islanders may view Saint Patrick's day with solemnity as a holy day of obligation. Other countries celebrate the holiday a bit differently, with parades, confetti, green beer, feasting, painted faces and the wearing of the green. Saint pat's is probably the the most widely celebrated by Irish diaspora, Irish emigrants and their descendants in countries all over the world.

Legend has it that old Saint P. drove out all the snakes in Ireland. The myth persists even though there never were snakes in Ireland in the first place - ever. The emerald isle of Ireland has only one native reptile species, the viviparous or common lizard. It's a bit of a let-down, but the Irish do enjoy spinning tall tales.

Irish Holiday
Saint Patrick's Day Shamrocks

Shamrocks are a central symbol for St Patrick's Day because St. Patrick used the three-leafed clover to demonstrate the relationship of the Christian belief of three persons in one God. An easy transition since the shamrock had already been long considered a sacred symbol of rebirth and eternal life by pre-Christian pagans of Ireland's history. Over time, this symbol of belief, combined with the sacred number three that pagans believed represented the Triple Goddesses Brigid, 'riu, and the Morrigan, gradually changed into the current trinity lessons of today: father, son and holy ghost.

On this day many celebrations, weddings, parades and parties are thrown by people holding dear to their Irish roots collectively celebrate their bending the rules of Lenten, which prohibition the consumption of meat, with dance, drink and feasting on traditional meals of Irish bacon and cabbage. Help celebrate Erin go Bragh and St. Patrick's Day with these coloring book patterns.

Scenic backgrounds might come in handy, not only for interesting wallpaper for the pc or laptop, but as backgrounds in photo frames or playful dioramas.

The scenic images resemble paint by numbers art works but without those messy numbers. Paint by number kits are fun for a while to teach children different colors and numbers but blank canvases are preferable for the creative process to truly grow.

Colorful backgrounds come in handy for

  • Wallpaper for the pc
  • Backgrounds in photo frames
  • Backdrops to awesome dioramas
  • Color Book fun

Materials To Keep On Hand

Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.

Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.

Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.

Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.

  • Types of Paper:
    • Construction - many colors
    • Copier - many colors
    • Tissue
    • Crepe
    • Cardboard
    • Cardstock - many colors
    • Tracing
    • Water-color
    • Drawing
    • Onionskin
    • Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
    • Foam craft sheets - many colors
    • Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
    • Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
    • Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
  • Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
    • Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
    • Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
    • Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
    • Chalk - many colors
    • Colored pencils - many colors
    • Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
    • Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
    • Straws - paper not plastic
    • Tooth picks - age appropriate
    • Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
    • Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
    • Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
    • Wine corks
    • Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
    • Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
    • Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
    • Silicon molds and release spray
    • Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
    • Decal sheets for window decals
    • Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
    • Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
    • Plain tee shirts