The possibilities are endless and the results always beautiful. The beauty of plant-stamped fabric lies in the wonderful imperfection of the print. You can add a hand-made touch to your house and print some cushions, tea towels, table runners, or bags. Don't worry about your skills, let nature do the job and surprise you with the abundance of shapes and textures. Click here to learn more.
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Did you collect too many pinecones for last week's bonsai project? Here is something to do with the extras! This is such a fun craft for kids of all ages. Kids, teens, tweens, adults, seniors – who doesn’t love watching a little bit of wild life in their backyard? Each pinecone bird feeder takes about 10 minutes to make. Click here to learn more.
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Not wanting to use your extra pine cones for a bird feeder? Maybe one (or more) of these pinecone crafts and decore ideas will inspire you! Click here to learn more.
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Simply sketch out some little friends on paper, go into your garden or take a walk in nature to gather up leaves, sticks, flowers, or anything else that catches your eye, and use nature to dress up the sketches in new costumes, or create a scene for them! The possibilities are as endless as they are cute. Click here to learn more.
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While you're out in nature, why not also partake in some Land Art projects? Arranging leaves, stones, and sticks you can create temporary works of art that enhance instead of harm the environment. Click here to learn more.
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Take a journey along U.S. main streets, byways, and highways through photographs taken by John Margolies between 1969 and 2008. This Library of Congress Flickr album will be continuously adding images from the Margolies archive of more than 11,000 color slides. Click here to learn more.
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Join Dr. David Silverman, Professor of Egyptology at University of Pennsylvania, on a guided tour of the mysteries and wonders of this ancient land. This course focuses on: 1) Principles of Egyptian Art, 2) The Basics of the Language of Ancient Egypt: Hieroglyphs, 3) Egyptian Magic, 4) Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and the Religion of the Aten, and 5) The Burial of Tutankhamun and the Search for his Tomb. Click here to learn more.
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The tomb of Menna, dated to the 18th dynasty (about 1549 B.C to 1292 B.C.), is one of the most visited and best preserved from the era. The tomb’s decorations suggest the elite official was a scribe in charge of the pharaoh’s fields and the temple of sun god Amun-Re. Menna’s tomb also includes informational blurbs highlighting such features as paintings of the scribe’s family, including his wife Henuttawy and their five children. Curiously, all of the paintings of Menna have been defaced. Click here to learn more.
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Devon Island might look like a vast, barren, rocky wasteland in the Canadian Arctic… because it is. But don't write it off just yet. Google singled out Devon Island and talked to scientists who are using the area as a training ground for future missions to Mars. According to the researchers, Devon Island's terrain is as close to Mars as you can find on Earth. Click here to learn more.
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With travel restrictions still in place, many would-be tourists are seeking out safe, socially distant options for getting a much-needed change of scenery. Luckily, a new digital venture is here to help - instead of staring longingly out of your own window, simply visit the WindowSwap portal to see views shared by strangers around the world - or add your own view. Click here to learn more.