Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here are two links about food in America that are both hilarious and kind of sad. This link on NPR tells us how congress wants to include pizza as a vegetable in school lunchesand This link is to a Freakonomics podcast on American turkeys. Apparently our insatiable appetite for turkey breast have lead us to breed turkeys who have breasts so large they can no longer reproduce naturally. Oy.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Black construction paper
Self healing mat to protect the surface that you are using the exacto knife on
1. Draw a picture of a leaf. I made a beech tree leaf since they are easy to cut out.
2. Using the exacto knife cut out the leaf. This first leaf will also serve as your stencil so that all the leaves are the same size.
3. Draw a line with your glue stick around the outside of the cut out, right on the edge.
4. Put a cut out a piece of tissue paper over the cut out and turn over the paper.
5. Cut out the leaf leaving a border of about an 1/8th of an inch.
6. Repeat using the first cut out leaf as your stencil.
7. Hang on your window using just a touch of the glue stick