The flag of South Africa.South Africa image by bluefern from Fotolia.comSouth Africa’s landscape and wildlife, flag and national symbols lend themselves to a wide variety of craft projects for children of all ages and abilities. Incorporate symbols of South Africa into arts and...
It doesn't take much effort to damage a wall with a heavy piece of furniture or a sharp object in hand. If you're a renter with a security deposit at stake or a homeowner on a budget, you can tackle the job yourself. Although a gash looks intimidating and costly, the wall can be repaired inexpe
Need a way to make children feel special? Want to teach children ideas about the world in a personalized way? Or perhaps you want to memorialize your own exciting memories? A personalized storybook can do all that and more.Reading an ordinary book leaves you feeling like you're on the ou
A door louver is a straight flat stick of wood. The key to making good louvers is choosing the right piece of wood to start with. Louvers must be flat without any twists, warps or bends. Louvers typically have a small bead or bearing screwed into the end. All you need to make a louver is a router an
You can make a mold of almost any hard object you have by using a few simple materials. These molds can be used for a variety of purposes, like ceramics, liquid plastics, mixed pulp media or latex, but they are especially suited for molding clay. This process is popular with doll makers, button make
Obsidian is a type of volcanically formed natural glass. It is found in many areas of the world where certain types of volcanic eruptions have occurred. Obsidian was used by Stone Age cultures as a material for making tools and weapons because it can be fractured to create sharp edges. Today it is c
Making crafts is an engaging activity for children that not only entertains, but can also be used as a method of hands-on teaching. There are many materials that can be used as the medium for craft projects. One simple and inexpensive material to use is a paper plate. When teaching about farms, crea
Fleas are parasites that feed on warm blooded mammals. Fleas can cause a variety of problems in pets including skin irritation, allergic reactions, tapeworms and anemia. When you see adult fleas crawling on your pet it's only a symptom of a much bigger problem. One adult flea could mean there are eg
A fabric lampshade provides a versatility that lets you customize any lamp to fit the design and color of a room's decor. Use a medium-weight fabric such as a cotton or cotton polyester blend to make a lampshade. Make sure that the fabric is flame resistant. A fabric lampshade provides a soft, calm
Door draft cushions, or blockers, are an inexpensive way to winterize your home. Drafty doors and windows allow cold air to seep in and warm air to drift out. Using some yarn and kitty litter, you can easily make a draft blocker that suits your décor. These easy-to-make cushions can be craft
A cone is a solid with a round base and sides that narrow to a point above the center of the base. The volume of a cone is one-third the volume of a cylinder with the same base, found with the formula V = (pi * r^2) / 3, where r is the radius of the base.
At the time it was christened, the Titanic was the largest ship ever built. It set sail on the Atlantic Ocean on April 10, 1912. It then hit a large iceberg and sank on April 15th. The Titanic carried 2,228 passengers of which only 705 survived. Designing your own Titanic crafts is a way of learning
Making sock puppets can keep you and your kids busy for an afternoon, and you may already have many of the supplies in the house. The plans for a bullfrog sock puppet don't have to be complicated to create a charming children's toy. Adult help is required for this craft for younger children who ar
Waffle-knit beanies are fashionable on babies, little girls and trendy women, but they can cost a fortune at the boutiques. Instead, make your own waffle beanies that take advantage of precrocheted headbands that you can find at most dollar and discount stores. Make the beanies all one color, or get
Net shower scrubbies are relaxing bath and shower tools and many people like using them to get a good lather. Scrubbies range in size from hand-sized to oversized and come in a large choice of colors. After a time, these scrubbing tools take a beating and may fall apart. You can make your own scrubb
Woodworking is a detail-oriented and time-consuming hobby. When working with wood, artisans use different tools to create a desired look or feature. Using the proper tools and some time-saving techniques ensures that your wood project will turn out better in less time, allowing you more time to add
Cricut machines are electronic cutting devices designed to cut a variety of materials. There are a variety of Cricut models on the market. Provo Craft first introduced the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter, followed by the Cricut Expression. Both units are a must have for anyone who enjoys scrapbook
Donating to charities can be a valuable way to contribute to society and to those who are in need. Minnesota has a program that allows you to donate quilts to children who may come from lower income families or who have physical handicaps. Quilts are a warm way to express your love and concern by us
Filter paper is a basic supply item found in beginning chemistry labs as well as in research labs. Material, called solute, is deposited on the filter paper and can be analyzed for its chemical properties.
Transparencies often are used in scrapbooking layouts and mixed-media artwork. They are see-through, which can pose problems when adhered to a project. Messy glues and adhesives will show through the transparency and diminish the finished look. For this reason, it is best to attach transparencies to