Happy Christmas Eve! here we have two small objects designed by my sister, with a trilingual 2014 calendar; if there are kids around, they will probably love it. You will need scisors, glue and a bit of patience. The best option is to print each of the images, or just the one you prefer, either scenes from the Spanish city of La Coruña (file calido1) or the cute animals (file calido2) in an A3 (twice the letter format, for our US friends), using the pdf files from the precedent links. A4 (or letter) would probably be to small for most fingers.
The Kings gift
Today, january sixth, is the Kings day in Spain; it is a cellebration of epiphany and the three wise men or Kings that came to see Jesus in Bethlehem. The local tradition is that the presents are not given in Christmas by Santa, but today by the Kings.
This is a very simple cutout that you can print and then assamble. It is subject to the specifications of a stringent client that any architect would respect (a three year girl): it can be folded and unfolded for transportation with a regular square shape, needs no glue to stand (folds must be well made, and to be honest it is not easy to have it entirely vertical…), and it has some kind of inner space (and a fence for animals… the two light color strips on the right to be cut). Who says no one is building in Spain? you could even be making a full city for almost no cost…Enjoy.