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How to draw a horse in pencil

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In childhood many people used to like drawing animals and probably the drawing became your hobby now as well. This article would be interesting for amateur artists and children who love drawing animals most of all. In this article I am going to tell you how to draw a horse in a simple and quick way. This is the way most of painters and artists do this: we will outline the most peculiar details and draw out the muscles. You can join your child and together you will both enjoy the process because your attention will be a good encouragement and help for your child. In addition it is a good way to spend time together and ...

How to make a Christmas toy from common cone

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When you want to go and buy something new, quite often prices can stop you. It’s not necessary to buy Christmas toys, instead you can make them yourself. As we all wish so much that our Christmas tree will be the most beautiful and unique. I offer cones for your attention. No, you heard everything right, really simple pine cones. The most important point – it’s not expensive. You merely need to go to a forest or park and collect them. And after you have collected the cones you can make unique toys from them. The cones turn out to be so pretty that your guests will be charmed by them and will want to have such a little ...

How to make a dwarf of wool by dry felting

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A dwarf is a creature of house spirit who cares of the coziness in your house. I am going to tell you how to make it of wool using a method of dry felting. Felting wool (beige, red, white, grey, and blue) Eyes accessories for toys Needles for felting (thick and thin) Big foam-rubber sponge Take a big sponge and a lump of wool, mat the woolen fibers in your hands and felt it evenly with a thick needle molding a ball or oval. My dwarf has a slightly flattened head so it does not look like a real ball. Using a thin needle press the wool until it is ...

How to make a nice needle felted fox

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This instruction shows you how to needle felt a nice and simple fox from wool. Orange and white wool for felting Felting needles: fine and thick Accessories for the toys: eyes and nose Transparent glue Big sponge I use a common bath sponge. In fact, it is just a big square-cut foam pad. I tried to needle felt on a small sponge for dishwashing, but it turned out unhandy because the sponge was constantly running off the table. So, I started felting beginning with the head. I made the hollows for eyes with a needle and glued the eyes. To ...

How to paint a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March, 17. On this day people traditionally wear some clothes of green color, fancy dresses of gnomes or other fairy characters. The green color is an obligatory detail of any dress. The one who has no green cloth on will be punished – pinched. The symbol of this holiday is trefoil (three-leaved clover). They make even holiday bouquets of such trefoils. Originally the holiday of March, 17 had more religious character. Thus, on this day the church relieved people from the meal restrictions of the fast. People were enjoying an opportunity to have some break in keeping the ...

How to make voluminous paper snowflakes

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Nearly all people decorate their homes and offices for Christmas and New Year. It creates some special holiday atmosphere. Snowflakes are one of the most widely spread decorations. The paper snowflakes can be of various shapes, colors and sizes. The snowflakes are ideal to decorate the walls with, they can also be stuck to the windows or hung on a cotton. Moreover, the process itself of scissoring the snowflakes out can become a fun competition during the festive dinner. Sitting at the festive table all the evening is boring even for the adults. And such a diverting occupation as “scissoring a ...

How to paint the US flag with water colors

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A bright and very beautiful symbol of the United States of America is their flag. This article will instruct you how to draw and paint the US flag. It might be very useful if you wish to depict the flag as a symbolic decoration for some national holiday. One of them is the President’s Day. Officially this holiday is titled Washington’s Day though most people name it President’s Day. The holiday commemorates George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the first American presidents who were the heads of the country during the turning periods of the War of Independence and the Civil War. The decision of ...

How to paint an angel with water-colors

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At all times angel is considered to be an eternal, pure, innocent creature. Since very old times people believe in the existence of angels. The angels are traditionally depicted as cute babies or beardless young men. A popular angel that many people talk about is Cupid. They tell stories about Cupid and his arrows that might have power to join human’s hearts; that is why we cannot separate the notion of angels from a big holiday of lovers St. Valentine’s Day. Maybe someone has coming name day or the day of all lovers is coming soon, both these holidays are associated with angels. We always want to make a ...

How to make a Love Tree card for the St. Valentine’s Day

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The St. Valentine’s Day is coming; it is the time when you get puzzled over the search for a romantic and nice present for your best second half. You are questioning yourself what to give, how to make it special and where it is better to give the present, but there is no doubt that the best option for such a special day is the greeting card! It is true, neither a star from the sky nor a pearl from the ocean bottom, but only a simple beautiful card made with your own hands and the spirit of your soul will make your beloved person happy! Isn’t it the best way to tell about your feelings (even to make the first declaration of ...

How to draw a Cute Valentine Bear

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St. Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. It is considered the lovers’ day. There are many legends concerning this holiday. This day is said to be called after the priest Valentine who married two lovers whose parents were against their marriage and prohibited them to be together. After the fact that the priest helped this couple he was executed. The action of this priest gave rise not only to respect among people but also the desire to place his name on record and call the day – St. Valentine’s Day – the day of lovers.However, by convention not only lovers send Valentine greetings to each other but also the ...