Free reference Kindle books for 20 Aug 14

4 Mexican paper crafts: Simple and fun craft tutorials inspired by Mexican Artisan paper decorations: Pinatas, paper stars, papel picado and paper flowers (Happythought paper craft Book 2)

by Ellen Deakin

Description

The Mexican tradition of paper crafting dates back to pre-Hispanic times when the Aztecs made paper from tree bark, called Amate. With the Spanish conquest brightly colored tissue paper or Papel de China arrived on trading boats from the Phillipines and was used in paper crafts.

Pinatas, papel picado and paper flowers are important in the festivities of Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos and are also used to decorate birthday parties, weddings and baby showers amongst other celebrations.

From the beginning of Happythought we have been inspired by the beauty and simplicity of these Mexican paper crafts. We have really enjoyed trying our hand at creating our own, with satisfying results!

Now we have put together four of our favorite paper craft tutorials for you try in one book. The techniques we have used are not always traditional – the projects are designed to be easy to make and use materials that you hopefully already have at home or in your craft box. The crafts are also designed with little fingers in mind – most of the activities are easy enough for a child to complete, with a little adult supervision!

Tutorials

How to make a paper star

These stunning ornaments are partly inspired by Mexican star pinatas and partly by the beautiful Moravian tin star lanterns made by Mexican artisans. You could also attach your star decorations to a string of fairy lights to make a garland of teeny-tiny star lanterns. We have provided three colorful templates for you to use, or why not create your own using the black and white template as a starting point?

How to make paper flowers

These simple paper flowers are fun to make and so easy that the whole family can get involved.They can be used to decorate a party or Cinco de Mayo celebration, arranged in vases or as a centerpiece at a wedding, or placed on an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos.You could also attach one or two flowers to a bobby pin or hair band and create a decorative hair piece!

How to make papel picado

Papel picado means ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper, and traditionally papel picado are made from colored tissue paper and cut using chisels.We wanted to simplify the perforated paper technique so that you could create papel picado with household scissors, and after a bit of experimentation we came up with this easy method of producing your own stunning papel picado. We made ours using crepe paper as it comes in lovely, vibrant colors and we found it much easier to handle than tissue paper, which tends to tear. It also means that your papel picado last longer so you can use them again next year!

How to make a mini pinata

Ever since we moved our family to South America, we have all fallen head-over-heels for piñatas, so it wasn’t long until we felt compelled to try making one of our own.Traditionally, you beat a pinata with a stick until it exploded and all the yummy, shiny contents fell to the ground. Now days, as a safer option, pinatas often come with a string which you pull down on to release the contents. We wanted to make a fully functioning mini pinata, so ours too has a pull string. It’s been tried and tested by our children, so we can report that it works beautifully!

Templates

If you would like to use the templates shown in the tutorial photos they are all free with the book to download from the Happythought website. We have also included templates in this book which you can photocopy and scale up to use for your projects, copy by hand or use as inspiration for your own designs.



The ADHD School System: What Are Drugs Like Ritalin and Adderall Really Doing To Our Kids?

by Alexander Morello

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20 Best Quotes about Peace

20 Best Quotes about Peace

This book provides best 20 peace quotes.

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How to borrow money from friends, relatives,siblings

by Jordon Leo

This book is a practical guide to borrowing money from your friends, relatives, siblings and acquaintance’s during circumstances where you are terribly short of cash. The book has a series of commonsense steps to enable you to raise money for your short term needs.



How to EAT: A simple Guide to develop Great Dining Etiquettes, Table Manners, and World-class Healthy Eating Lifestyle!

by Sujith Pushpan

This book is a simple yet powerful guide that will helps you to develop world-class eating manners and dining etiquettes in easily understandable ways.

Sometimes, people may admire you for having a great manners and etiquettes while eating.

Believe it or not, it’s a great way to leave a mark behind for others to follow, be unique and develop world-class life style with the right kind of eating manners. The world will respect you for that.

Here is what you’ll learn from this book:

1.Normal and Formal Dining Table Settings

2.Things to know When Using Napkins

3.Great Table Manners

4.Use of Cutlery

5.Eating Different Kinds of Food

6.Sit Down Dinner

7.During Buffets

8.Eating Out

9.Eating Manners and etiquettes in different Countries

10 A final note to remember…

A must read book, especially if you are a person with a passion to travel across different countries.it will provide you an in-depth understanding about eating manners and dining etiquettes. This book will be a valuable asset as well as a guide for you.



Quickly learning: How To Learn Faster??

by Ahmed Zayed

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100 Essential French Phrases: to learn for travel, greetings, directions, shopping, and eating out!

by Pedro W

Traveling to another country can be a positive and wonderful experience. At the same time, it can also be intimidating, especially if you don’t know or speak the language.

100 Essential French Phrases will give you the tools to make you feel comfortable while visiting any French speaking country! Everyday greetings, translations for finding directions, important shopping expressions, common words, and phrases for dining out are all included. Learning these phrases will give you a sense of accomplishment and allow you to have a more immersive experience while staying in a foreign country.

With this phrase book, you will be surprised how at ease and relaxed you will be in an environment where people speak only French. This book is perfect place to start building your French vocabulary, helping you navigate basic communication with people who only speak French.



100 Essential German Phrases: to learn for travel, greetings, directions, shopping, and eating out!

by Pedro W

Traveling to another country can be a positive and wonderful experience. At the same time, it can also be intimidating, especially if you don’t know or speak the language.

100 Essential German Phrases will give you the tools to make you feel comfortable while visiting any German speaking country! Everyday greetings, translations for finding directions, important shopping expressions, common words, and phrases for dining out are all included. Learning these phrases will give you a sense of accomplishment and allow you to have a more immersive experience while staying in a foreign country.

With this phrase book, you will be surprised how at ease and relaxed you will be in an environment where people speak only German. This book is perfect place to start building your German vocabulary, helping you make the best of your vacations abroad!



100 Essential Italian Phrases: to learn for travel, greetings, directions, shopping, and eating out!

by Pedro W

Traveling to another country can be a positive and wonderful experience. At the same time, it can also be intimidating, especially if you don’t know or speak the language.

100 Essential Italian Phrases will give you the tools to make you feel comfortable while visiting any Italian speaking country! Everyday greetings, translations for finding directions, important shopping expressions, common words, and phrases for dining out are all included. Learning these phrases will give you a sense of accomplishment and allow you to have a more immersive experience while staying in a foreign country.

With this phrase book, you will be surprised how at ease and relaxed you will be in an environment where people speak only Italian. This book is perfect place to start building your Italian vocabulary, helping you make the best of every travel experience!



How To Make College Affordable: A Resource For Navigating The Financial Aid Process Before College

by SALT

An education is one of the most important investments you can make. However, the overwhelming cost of college stands between many students and their dream of earning a degree.

At SALTâ?¢, we help thousands of students figure out a plan to access, attend, and pay for college every yearâ??no matter their background or financial situation. We created “How To Make College Affordable: A Resource For Navigating The Financial Aid Process Before College” to show you that the amount a school costs isn’t always the amount you have to pay.

So, dig in to find:

  • Funding options that can help you pay less than a school’s sticker price.
  • Tips to help you manage the amount you do pay.
  • Links to detailed information and useful tools that can help you learn more.

Download your copy for free and learn more about how SALT helps make college more affordable at saltmoney.org.



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