Easter Bunny finder

Answer key to Easter Bunny finder.

Answer key to Easter Bunny finder.

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Easter Bunny illustration

Illustration by Samantha Dellinger

Illustration by Samantha Dellinger

This illustration will be doing double duty for the York Daily Record and FlipSidePA.

It was originally drawn to be a hidden picture finder, but we turned it into an interactive puzzle game via PlayBuzz.

To see more of my silly games visit my PlayBuzz profile by clicking here.

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Easter Bunny game: Match the rabbit’s name to the right rabbit

Easter is just around the corner.

And to celebrate let’s see how well you can identify other popular rabbits.

And just so you don’t think this quiz is too easy, Bugs Bunny is not in the line up.

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Saint Patrick’s Day illustration

I love art nouveau and my favorite artist is Alphonse Maria Mucha.

This art style was my inspiration for my Saint Patrick’s Day hidden picture finder.

I drew the illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustration by Samantha Dellinger

Illustration by Samantha Dellinger

While it is a complex illustration there are plenty of tricks in Illustrator that made it easy to draw.

Here’s a look the illustration in Outline view in Illustrator.

Outline view of illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

Outline view of illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

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The Bulldogs of Twitter matchup game

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Kid’s activities and snack ideas for a snow day

Which one of these cute bulldogs are a matching pair?

Find the one matching pair of bulldogs.

Find the one matching pair of bulldogs.

ANSWER at end of post.


How well do you know your historical figures of the Civil War?

Click on image to view it at larger size.

Click on image to view it at larger size.


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Watch eagles in Codorus livestream and download a coloring page

People can watch live video of an eagles’ nest that is situated 100 feet up in a tree in Heidelberg Township.

Click here to watch Livestream

Kids, grab your crayons for some coloring fun
Eagle-coloring-page

Click here to download Eagle Coloring Page

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Beer glass guide page design

Being a graphic artist in the newsroom at the York Daily Record is a lot of fun for me.

I get to draw, design and write.

I am adding the finishing touches to this beer glass guide written by FlipsidePA editor, Ashley May.

Beer glass guide designed by Samantha Dellinger

Beer glass guide designed by Samantha Dellinger

I designed the page in Indesign. I drew the small beer glass icons in Adobe Illustrator.

The page will publish Saturday, Feb 3 in the York Daily Record’s Flipside Weekend section.

Below, is a behind the scenes look at the studio photo shoot with photographer Kate Penn.

York Daily Photographer Kate Penn sets up a studio shoot of a beer glass.

York Daily Photographer Kate Penn sets up a studio shoot of a beer glass.

The main photo was taken by York Daily Record photographer Kate Penn.

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Valentine’s Day hand puppet craft

Put a fun spin on the traditional Valentine with these hand puppets.
Each one has a different message to share, so share some love with your special somebody.

Valentine hand puppet

Valentine hand puppet

What you need
• Tape
• Scissors

Instructions
Step 1: Cut animal templates out.
Step 2: Fold on center line of mouth.
Step 3: Then fold top of mouth in opposite direction.
Step 4: Then fold the bottom mouth in the same direction.

Fold on center line of mouth. Then fold top of mouth in opposite direction. Then fold the bottom mouth in the same direction.

Fold on center line of mouth. Then fold top of mouth in opposite direction. Then fold the bottom mouth in the same direction.

Step 5: Tuck each tab behind and secure with tape.
Bunny2

Tuck each tab behind and secure with tape.

Tuck each tab behind and secure with tape.

Bunny3

Your hand puppet is ready.

Your hand puppet is ready.

Download Valentine hand puppets by clicking on one of the links below
Print out on letter-sized paper.
Bulldog-Bunny-puppet
Bulldog-puppet
Cat-owl-puppet
BO-with-donut-puppet

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60 Bulldogs: The Red Flap Hat Club

I bought my English bulldog Diesel a red trapper hat from Target and posted a pic of him in it on Instagram.

Diesel

I then learned some other bullies also had the same hat.

I started to build a collage of a handful of bullies from Instagram.

I then created the hashtag #RedFlapHatClub and asked others to post their pics and tag it using the hashtag.

Here’s the first collage of bullies wearing the hats.

Don’t they look adora-bull?

This post was made one week ago via my Instagram account.

First collage of bulldogs from Instagram wearing the red flap hat from Target.

First collage of bulldogs from Instagram wearing the red flap hat from Target.

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