Archive for: July 2013

Japanese tattoo meanings

In the past years, there is tremendous growth in traditional Japanese tattoo designs. Many of the tattoos are related to Yakuza (Japanese gang or criminals in society). Even the sight of the tattoos can strike fear in most people. As we know, Japan is a developing country and they have several respects on tattoos. The tattoo designers and artists from Japan are very creative and attractive, so that the Japanese tattoo meanings are weird & surprising. The interesting fact about their tattoos is each tattoo has its unique meaning. OK let us see about the Japanese tattoo meanings and tribal tattoo meanings.

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Some famous Japanese tattoos

  • Cherry blossom tattoos
  • Koi fish tattoos
  • Samurai

Want to know the meaning of these famous tattoos then stick with the following:

Cherry Blossom Tattoos

This type of tattoos represents Japanese life. The flower in the tattoo brings extra beauty for the tattoo. The perfect meaning of this tattoo is “Life should be lived with extra beauty and everybody must try to fulfill the happiness in their life.” This tattoo teaches every individual how to lead their life i.e., it teaches how to be in this world.

Koi Fish Tattoos

It is probably second powerful tattoos of Japanese. You can find this tattoo in most of the Japanese temple. Even the tattoos looks meaningful, the Japanese consider that the fish is swimming against the current flow of water to reach the gate, if the fish reaches the gate then it changes to dragon and there starts a new story! Likewise, they believe it brings new life for people.

Samurai Tattoos

I guess most of the people familiar with samurai tattoos! Of course, samurai lived by the code of Bushido and it is too hard to explain the whole story. The meaning of the tattoo is “Live life fully”. Even if you had many obstacle in your life try to accept it and move forward to your goal.

Tribal tattoos meaning

As like Japanese tattoos, tribal tattoos also have meanings. Recently many people show much attention towards tribal tattoos. This kind of tattoos means different things to different people all around the world. Some weird facts are inscribed in the tribal tattoos meaning.

In fact, in ancient times, all tribe people are tattooed, if suppose anyone failed to tattoo then the person is not considered as tribe. Each tattoo has different meanings and they are used to know the meaning of life.

How to make your own tattoo

It is upon your creativity to make your own tattoo. First clear about what your tattoo want to express.

Then make sure whether you need symbols in your tattoo. If you need symbols means you can add butterfly, flower, cross, Celtic knot etc., you need to research about the symbols so that you can create a meaningful tattoo.

Designing is the major part in tattoo creation. First, you need to draw an outline of the tattoo then you can get a clear vision of tattoo. If you can’t find an exact design you can consult an artist for this work.  He will help you to make your own tattoo.

By this way, you can make your own tattoo. Hope you enjoy this article! If you have any other interesting fact about tattoos, you can share with us in comment box.

How to make beaded jewelry

I know many people are planned to make beaded jewelry for weddings, holidays, mother day, and graduation and for other special occasions.  Even they have planned to make beaded jewelry they don’t have any ideas “how to make beaded jewelry”. You can make beaded jewelry of rings, necklaces, earring, charms, and many more jewelry items.

Stop rushing to buy jewelry for your beloved one; you can make it by yourself!handmade jewelry ideas

 

Stop fighting in traffics, parking, holiday shoppers and store-to-store purchase for readymade gift. You can stay at your home and can create a unique beaded jewelry for your children or beloved one in your life. This makes you to feel relax and comfortable in making gifts at home. When you receive handmade gift from your beloved one how you feel? I know it makes you delight! The handmade gifts are extra special because it is (handmade gift) with more care and love.

Quick note

For the people who are newbie, don’t afraid! Single strand pearl (necklace) is easy to make. I know many people will not satisfy with pearl for those people they can use beads instead of pearl.  Choosing the color for beads is so important rather than selecting the type of beads (wooden beads or stringing amber beads)

When it comes to make handmade gifts, it is not easy to select the perfect choice of gift. You may get many handmade jewelry ideas from internet or else you can ask your friend about your choice. Many of the top internet sites help to make choice in selecting jewelry gift, which are made of hand (handmade gift). When you are beginner, then you may select necklace, bracelet or ring these are the best choice.

If you are willing to try bead weaving, go on with that. It is also one of the best choices for beginners. Bead weaving is made by stitching with the help of threads and needle. This one is very simple you can assemble the bead in a row that it. When you hook all the beads then it seems as unique line. That is it your jewelry is ready. Stringing bead is easy and anyone can make jewelry by stringing bead.

Hand beading and hand quilting are some of the techniques used for making jewelry, these are very simple and you can make utilize of your leisure time to make handmade jewelry. People whom willing to make handmade jewelry should be creative and it helps to explore your thoughts.

When you decided to make handmade jewelry by pearls, make sure the pearls you used are not fake. Nowadays it is too hard to find real pearls, many people sells fake pearls on market. So beware of them.

The pearls that have found in sea are more valuable than the pearls in fresh water. However if you find pears in fresh water which are also valuable when it is compared to plastic pearls in market and stores. The pearls are available in different shapes, size, and color you can select from your choice. Colored pearls are perfectly suited for handmade gemstone jewelry because it brings extra attraction towards your handmade jewelry.

Planning for handmade gift, then don’t forgot to share what gift would you prefer for future occasions?

Newspaper Clip Art & Sunflower Clip Art: An Overview

What can we do with Clip Art?

People in some doubt visits this page, certainly you often in that situation I guess! I hear from many people frequently queried about clip art and its uses. However, If you like to hear the solution then you’re in the right place to feel the sweetness of clip art in your relationship and also even in your business.

You probably doubt in how “Clip Art”helps in business! Nevertheless, it does in enhancing your business.

Newspaper clip art

Clip art trades your business!

Yes, Clip Art plays a vital role in your business, for example if you are independent owner of a restaurant then you should carefully choose a clip art to promote your business. You may think “what this guy talks about!” but it is the real fact. When you see many big franchises pour lots of money for marketing their product, clip art is also a major marketing strategy that really helpful to promote your business in effective way.

However, it might be and it is not possible to explain all the clip arts so here I presented some details about three Clip Arts and they are listed below:

  • Newspaper clip art
  • Sunflower clip art
  • Thank you clip art

Newspaper clip art

The newspaper clip art is informative, when you see that you can get a clear idea about the clip art. These types of clip arts are used in various publications, magazines, and books. The documentation also made possible with newspaper clip art.

Sunflower clip art

Sunflower clip art is stylish and widely used in many industries, especially this clip art is familiar for sunflower oil. These kinds of clip arts are available in stylish abstract background (like seasonal abstracts).

Thank you clip art

These kinds of clip art is used for greeting someone. You can utilize this clip art for birthday occasion and any other delightful occasions.

Know About Coffee Cup, Retirement, And Eiffel Tower Clip Art

What is Clip Art?

I am sure most of the people familiar with Clip Art, especially people who are interested in surfing, chatting through internet surely know about clip art. Now let’s come to our topic!

What is Clip Art? In addition, how it is useful for us? For example if you’re writing a love letter to your beloved one, just think twice whether it can convey the right message or not? To clear your doubt, a Clip art is the answer! It helps to convey your ideal emotions and feelings clearly.

Retirement clip art

How clip art helps in dealing your emotions?

The clip arts can say more than unspoken words. No doubt in that! Stick to this article here as I have clearly explained about “Clip Art” part in exchanging your emotion.

I Guess all of you well known about yellowish clip art which pops up in your conversation (both in text and internet chatting). When you see that clip art you can get a clear vision of his or her mood! Now it’s been like a trend to send a message with similes.  Especially 3-d smiley like face is getting more popular these days because of its visualization. These trilling similes help you to convey your message perfectly to your partner.

Where can you find clip art?

Clipart is a printed work and it is not created by just cutting and copying process. The clip art must convey a hidden message from your heart. Here let me help you to find Clip Arts! Clip Arts are imaginative words presented with the help of similes, you can find Clip art in large organizations. Why I mention about these organizations is that, they have a mascots, emblems and logos that can be used as Clip Art.

I guess many people like me might feel lazy to find clip arts from large organization. For those people there is another option, you can use search through www (World Wide Web). Internet is the great source of reliable sources you can utilize this sources to find Clip Art.

As you see in many commercial websites, they offer these clip art for some bucks. If you’re satisfied with that budget you can look forward to it, but you can’t afford for that price you can move towards other websites and can make a sweet deal with them.

Some of the top trading companies offer wide variety of clip art that include coffee cup clip art, Retirement clip art, Eiffel tower clip art and many more. People can make use of these clip arts.

However when it comes to trade they sell everything as it is a benefit for them! Hope I have presented some valid information about clip art and I am looking forward for your feedback in our comment box.

Craft And Art Ideas For Preschoolers

At first sight, it seems that art activities for preschoolers are filled with confusion and small piece of disorders. The learning experience will be great, by introducing little preparation, focus on preschool art, and craft ideas. The young toddlers will show some choice towards sight (visual), sound (aural) or doing (kinesthetic) learning. On teaching new art projects for toddlers, this will be a great tool to learn all those teaching or learning methods and it is a best chance for the kids to know about it. Toddlers have to first be taught as to how to handle the scissors safely on doing the craft activities. The simple and easy craft ideas for toddlers are given below:

art projects for toddlers

 Make a Learning Placemat

  • The important point to be noted on the toddler craft ideas is to have some leaning placement for the kids.
  • Child-safe scissors, paper, pictures printed off from internet, crayons, glue, old children’s wrapping paper, pencils, laminator, magazines and pens.
  • Teaching the kids on how to make seasons or shape will be a good teaching method. Make the toddlers to cut the pictures and to paste them on a piece of paper.
  • After the collage gets dry, marker pens can be used for writing the words and laminate the picture to make full completion for the wide proof placemat.

Family Tree

  • Making a family tree can be the best art activities for preschoolers. This craft ideas for toddlers needs family photos, marker pens, pencils, crayons, glue, cardboard or piece of paper in large size.
  • Doing family tree project will be the best place to start the art works. Guide the students in doing this work starting from siblings to parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles.
  • Place the photo in the wall and use marker pen for pointing out the names.
  • Completing the family part in a tree, leaves and branches can be added by using the pencils and crayons.

Leaf Stamping:

Leaf stamping is quick, classic and easy art projects for toddlers. It makes stamp one leaf to the front of a blank card in craft store. Things needed:

  • Fresh leaves
  • Paint of different colors
  • Paper
  • Paint brush with small sponge

Collecting a mixture of recently fallen leaves, avoid ragged and dried leaves. Apply paint in a brush and then apply it to the leaf. Press paint onto paper and repeat the process until completing the work of art!

Leaf Rubbings:

  • A leaf rubbing is one of the great indoor and outdoor activities. Ensure about the leaves we are gathering are fallen freshly so will not fall apart.

What you need:

  • Assemble an set of freshly fallen leaf
  • Crayons and
  • White paper

Collect a group of leaves of various sizes and shapes. Avoid the leaves that are dried out. In the bit of white paper, arrange the layer of the leaves in a side. Place a new sheet of white paper above the apex of the leaves. Remove paper, take a crayon and gently rub above to the white paper on the top. Now, the image of the leaf will be traced out on the paper.

Dried Pasta Name Writing:

Things needed in this toddler craft ideas:

  • tricolor dried pasta
  • Cardboard
  • marker pen
  • PVA glue

First, write the toddler name in big letters on a piece of cardboard. Ask the toddlers to glue the letters with pasta on the cardboard; note that the colors used for the letters must be different. This craft will provide a great fun as well as entertainment to the toddlers.

Best And Easy Easter Craft Ideas For toddlers

Art and craft ideas for toddlers can help them to learn about the creativities. The great way for enhancing the talents of the young kids is by allowing them to participate in the art and crafts project. Indeed, there are thousands of arts and crafts for toddlers, for every preferences and taste. The artwork assigned to kids must provide not only the fun but also it should educate them. Reasoning, judgment skills, leaning parts of the brain can be improved by doing the art activities. Sometimes buying the art materials and craft kits will be quite costly, so the homemade things can be used for doing crafts works.

arts and crafts for toddlers

Following are some of the easter crafts for toddlers:

 Easter egg painting:

  • This art ideas for kids includes non-toxic for coloring the eggshells, this can be used as the centerpiece in the table or it can be hanged with a thread on the tree branches.

Bunny ears:

  • The adult can be assigned with doing the bunny ears. Make an outside note, do not be too straight and use exciting colors for painting the bunny ears to make it look exciting and more professional.

Giant Easter mosaic:

  • Allow the walls to the kids for drawing or pasting or painting the pictures that are related to Easter.
  • We can use this as a photo backdrop for taking pictures with our friends and relatives as souvenirs.

Easter bag:

  • This is simple craft ideas for toddlers, use paper bags for gathering the small toys, candies and other freebies.
  • Put them inside a bag and even tags can be added for more attractiveness. Ribbons, mini toys, flowers, voila, paper toys and other handmade cards can be added in the bags.

Paper Easter bunny:

  • After drawing the paper bunny, colors or paint can be used for the paper plates, readymade jiggy eyes can be pasted on the plates.
  • Magazine pictures, art papers can be by children for making the paper Easter bunny.

Stained Glass Egg:

  • Stained glass egg is one of the best Easter crafts for toddlers; this brings a great look for the home.
  • First large egg shape must be made, after that paste some tissue papers over it. The paste we made muse be little watery.
  • Different patterns with multi colors or the children can paste the multi colors in a random manner on the egg shape.
  • When the egg shape gets dry hang it on the window. This will give a pleasant and great look during the nighttime.

 

Foot Bunnies:

  • Making cute child’s foot bunnies will be excellent souvenir. Use white or grey paper for tracing the foot of the toddlers.
  • Pink and white ears can be used for pasting it on the bunny’s head. The features are to be drawn on the bunny then add cotton balls or pipe cleaners to the tail and nose.

Make a Robot:

  • The art and craft for toddlers can include making robot; this is best application to kids of all ages.
  • Some preplanning has to b made for making robots like tin foil, cereal packets, collect toilet rolls and other materials that we like.
  • Creating the robot depends upon the ability of a child. The child must be helped for making ribbon toilet rolls for the box to make the body of robots and paste the buttons for the eyes.
  • The adult can do on their own with little help of their parents. Poster paint can also be used for painting the robot.

Simple, Fun And Cool Crafts For Kids

Most of the kids always look to have some fun entertainment during summer holidays. Assigning them with some craftwork will be encouraging as well as a fun event. For keeping our little ones literally busy, the following are the best and simple crafts for kids.

cool crafts for kids

Pumpkin Seed Necklaces

  • The pumpkin seed necklace is one of the best craft projects for kids, which can be assigned to kids of all ages.
  • The younger kids can be assigned to color the seeds and older one to color on their own creativeness.
  • Use orange, purple, green and black colors for painting the roasted seeds, use needle rope them with black thread for making a necklace.

Handprint Ghosts

  • Doing hand print ghosts will be a fun craft for kids. By folding the hands together, cover the hand surface with white paint and use a black paper to take the handprint.
  • Cut the handprints on the paper and leave the remaining edges. Use black holes for drawing both mouth and eyes.

Paper Plate Spiders

  • Most of the young children like to make paper plate spider, so this can be a cool crafts for kids.
  • Paint the paper plate surface with black and allow it to get dry. Fold a black paper and cut them into eight strips.
  • Paste the each end of the strip with plate and make the legs of a spider. Paste the eyes or use the cut circles in a white paper with black dot at center.

Cereal Box Haunted House

  • Cereal Box is the spooky and perfect simple crafts for kids. The empty cereal box flaps must be opened to tie the edges together for making the peaked roof shape.
  • Cut down the holes for doors and windows and use black color for painting the outside box.
  • From inside the box, use white and yellow tissue paper to paste the ribbon in the windows.
  • Use some decorative materials on outside of the house then place the flashing light inside the house.

Magnet fish toy:

  • The thing used for making magnetic fish toy includes pole, glue, string, magnets and card stocks.
  • Card stock must be used for making the colorful fishes. After cutting the fish shape, paste some magnets on their mouth.
  • Twine or string must be tied at the end for making the fishing pole. Another magnet can be pasted at the end of a fishing line.

Collecting rock stones:

  • Children can collect the smooth and small rocks on the sunny day and save it for a rainy season.
  • Take the stones and paint them to appear like the dominoes with numbers from one to six. Now we can use the new domino set created to play.

Paintings on juice bottle cap:

  • The next fun craft for kids is to draw magnetic pictures on juice bottles cap. The cap has to be cleaned or rinsed to remove the smell present it.
  • Cut some small pictures and paste it on the center of the juice bottle caps. Magnet can be added at the back through hot voila and glue.

CD spinners:

  • This can be a cool crafts for kids too! Use old CDs and make some heart craving decorative.
  •  Warm up those inventiveness muscles and paste round ball or large marble to bottom of a CD.
  • Once it gets dry, turn over it and add handle or bottle cap on the other side. Make sure that this handle is straight above the marble. After completing, the CD will be a great rotating top.

Craft Activities For Kid At Home

Holidays are one of the most important period for kids to do some craft activities. During summer holidays, craft activities for kids can include decorations, creating pictures, painting and making dolls, this will help in boosting up their creativity. Following are some of the creative craft projects for kids. Read the article to know about it:

crafts for kids to make

Make a mask:

  • This involves paper for making scary face. First, we need to cut the mouth and eyes section to see and to breathe out.
  • On the mask side, ribbon pieces can be used for making the ears. We can avoid the mask tear off from construction by punching the hole and taping it.
  • Now, take two rubber bands, lace them together, and sketch it tightly. Attach the two paper clips with the newly formed rubber band.
  • At last, attach two paper clips at the side of the mask on the tape hole.

Pin a Tail on the Black Cat

  • Use some cardboard for drawing the black cat picture. Put the picture on the stand and make a tail by using the same material.
  • This idea is same like pinning the tail on the donkey. Make the contestant to close their eyes and watch how closely they are pinning a tail on the cat.

Painting Rocks:

  • As most of the children like to stay outdoors, crafts for kids to make can also include painting the rocks.
  • Give the brushes and acrylic paints to the kids; allow them to make the painting on their own creative way.
  • Either they can paint the scene in smaller or larger stone with single or multi colors

Photo Frames:

  • Photo framing can be decorated in different ways. Supply wooden or plain plastic and allow the kids to make their own summer photo frame.
  • Ask the kids to decorate each frame with the theme, which matches with photograph.
  • The beach photos can be decorated by using the seashells and sands. Birth photo can be decorated with cutouts, birthday clip arts and stickers.

Wrapping Paper:

  • Wrapping the paper is the best craft activities for kids, allow them to wrap the paper to use for friends or teachers birthday presents.
  • Household supplies like vegetables, sponge, jar lids, carved buttons and paints can be provided to them for creating various paper patterns.

Bead Crafts:

  • The interesting crafts can be made with beads of different shapes, sizes and colors.
  • Kids can also create bead art, themed jewelry, pins, bending wires for creating shapes and stringing beads.

Playdough:

  • One of the effective and oldest methods for keeping kids free is Playdough. Kids must be assigned with a project, which they can complete it before the last day of their summer holidays.

Decorating Eggs:

  • Easter crafts for kids to make include decorating the eggs. Plenty of ideas are available for decorating the eggs.
  • Hard-boiled eggs can be used for coloring or paintings, or drawing with wax crayons.

Sponge Painted Eggs:

  • One of the interesting craft project for kids is painting the egg using the sponges. Hard-boiled eggs can be placed in an empty cup.
  • Next, put the paint in the small paper cups or dishes then dip the sponge in this paint and dap it on the egg.
  • Multiple colors can be used in the same way. After the egg gets dry, repeat the same procedure on the next side of the egg.
  • Eggs decorated can be collected and place it on the Easter basket.