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How to Paint a Person on a Gourd

How to Paint a Person on a Gourd

Gourds come from the same family as the squash and pumpkin. A dried gourd provides crafters and painters an opportunity to work with uncommon media. There are three main types of gourds: cucurbita, lagenaria and luffas, and the lagenaria, or hardshell, gourd is most often used for crafting, accordin......[Read More]
Creation Toddler Bible Crafts

Creation Toddler Bible Crafts

The story of creation might be complicated for toddlers to understand. Many craft projects are also too complicated or time consuming to remain fun for younger children. It is important to keep children excited about God, so always choose Bible craft activities that are short enough to keep their at......[Read More]
Properties of Amethyst Crystal

Properties of Amethyst Crystal

Amethyst is a popular crystal found in large cathedral formations in Brazil.amethyst 2 image by Jim Parkin from Fotolia.comAmethyst crystal is a violet-colored quartz. It's a common mineral found in the Earth's crust worldwide in many different forms. A semi-precious gemstone used in.........[Read More]
How to Paint Plastic Marbled Balls

How to Paint Plastic Marbled Balls

You can paint plastic marbled balls if you know the appropriate preparation techniques necessary for promoting paint adhesion. Because all forms of plastic are nonporous, they will reject their painted finishes unless they are abraded prior to application. You must sand the plastic marbled balls to ......[Read More]
How to Blow Up a Watermelon

How to Blow Up a Watermelon

Watermelons are not commonly used for anything else than as a source of fruity nutrition. But through a simple science experiment, using a few easily accessible items, you can also turn it into a fruity explosion as well. This may teach you, and perhaps your children and other kin -- as it is highly......[Read More]
Lithographs For Your Home

Lithographs For Your Home

One of the most innovative ways to have artwork in your home is through lithographs. Lithography is a method of printing artwork that uses a plate with a smooth surface. It uses oil and gum Arabic to divide the smooth surface into hydrophobic regions which accept the ink and hydrophilic regions, whi......[Read More]
How to Repair a Ceramic Statue

How to Repair a Ceramic Statue

Ceramic statues frequently are damaged by falling or inappropriate handling. This often results in the parts of the statue that extend, like an arm holding a bird, breaking into two or more pieces. Repairing ceramic statues can be as simple as gluing the broken pieces together or it may require some......[Read More]
Inside Activities for Preschoolers

Inside Activities for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are at an age when they are developing important mental, physical and social skills. In preschool, children engage in cooperative play and develop relationships with their peers. They learn how to distinguish colors, pronounce words, listen to stories, sing songs and move their bodies. ......[Read More]
How to Make a Scrapbook in a Locket

How to Make a Scrapbook in a Locket

Scrapbooking is the process of mounting and displaying a variety of photos and other precious two-dimensional objects such as documents and awards. The size of the scrapbook area determines the size of the photographs and precious items. A scrapbook made in a locket is done with miniature photos and......[Read More]
How to Remove Goofus Paint From Glass

How to Remove Goofus Paint From Glass

Goofus glass is a kind of antique glass that has been painted. Due to the method of painting (the paint was simply painted on and not fired on after) the paint very easily chips and flakes off the glass. This chipping and flaking, of course, greatly diminishes the beauty of the piece. If you have Go......[Read More]
How to Make a Hologram Chamber

How to Make a Hologram Chamber

A hologram chamber resembles an alien flying saucer. The disc-shaped chamber has a round opening in the top disc that allows viewing of an object placed in the chamber. A small item placed in a hologram chamber will look as if it is floating when you look into the round opening. Hologram chambers ar......[Read More]
Drawstring Bag Instructions

Drawstring Bag Instructions

Drawstring bags are a useful accessory since they are easy to close, easy to carry and can usually hold more than other bags can. Although drawstring bags can be found in stores everywhere, it's much cheaper to sew one yourself. Plus, it is easier to personalize and customize the drawstring bag if i......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Foam Sleeper Chair

How to Make Your Own Foam Sleeper Chair

Foam sleeper chairs are convenient to have when there's a shortage of space or frequent visitors come to sleep over. Bulky sofa beds are uncomfortable and rigid. Air mattresses deflate when you move or send you bouncing to the side when you or your bed partner roll over. The foam sleeper chair is th......[Read More]
How to Locate the UPC for DVDs

How to Locate the UPC for DVDs

A Universal Product Code is a 12-digit number that appears on packaging to identify different goods. Some goods with UPC barcodes include soda cans, toy packaging and DVDs. It is useful to locate a UPC on a DVD if you want to scan it to find the cost or need to mail it in as a proof of purchase to......[Read More]
How to Curl Locs With Pipe Cleaners

How to Curl Locs With Pipe Cleaners

Locs — more commonly referred to as dreadlocks — are essentially matted strands of hair. They can be created on purpose, or they can form naturally if you don’t brush or condition your hair. If you have chosen to have locs in your hair, you don’t have to be restricted to the ......[Read More]
How to: Boutique Bow Cards

How to: Boutique Bow Cards

Making boutique hair bows for little girls is a big small business trend. They can easily be made from home and sold in stores, at craft fairs or on-line. Make your product stand out from the others by marketing them professionally. Make your own card bow holders; they not only display the bows nice......[Read More]
How to Make a Ladybug Flannel Board Piece

How to Make a Ladybug Flannel Board Piece

Flannel boards are useful educational tools that teachers or parents can use to engage children in interactive lessons. These boards are backed with flannel or felt and can be plain or feature a scene. The purpose of a flannel board is to bring a story or concept to life, sparking children's interes......[Read More]
Fun Things to Do With Glow Sticks

Fun Things to Do With Glow Sticks

Glow sticks glow when certain chemicals inside a flexible plastic tube mix together. When the chemicals mix together, a bunch of electrons react and kick out a blast of photons. This creates the glowing light. Glow sticks are popular at dance parties, fairs and musical concerts, because of the way t......[Read More]
Common Thermoplastics

Common Thermoplastics

Plastic bottles are usually made of thermoplastics.alle neune image by knirzporz from Fotolia.comThermoplastics are a type of plastic that becomes malleable when heated and solid when cooled. In their malleable state, they can be repeatedly molded and changed, which allows them to be.........[Read More]
How to Attach a Sewing Machine to a Cabinet

How to Attach a Sewing Machine to a Cabinet

Whether you have a dedicated sewing room or usually sew in a corner of the family room, a sewing cabinet is a great way to store your machine. When the machine is in use, the cabinet can be opened, giving you more sewing space. When not in use, the machine will fold into the cabinet so that you have......[Read More]