Silicone rubber naturally begins to cure when you mix its two components, which come in a pair of bottles, together. Usually, the fluid in each bottle is a different color and you add an equal amount of each to make a mold. However, the curing, or hardening, process can take a long time. The exact t
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
Circlet crowns are among the simplest of all crowns and are perfect for creating medieval or fantasy-themed costumes, such as those inspired by elves and fairies. Circlet crowns can be made of expensive and finely-worked materials such as gold or silver but a crown made of flowers is traditional, pr
A wonderful game and pastime for children to partake in is hopscotch. Hopscotch is a simple game that can be taught to very young children and the game can be easily made with a piece of chalk and an area of sidewalk. This is a quick way to layout the pattern for the game, but making a permanent hop
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
The Dutch auction is all about supply and demand. When a person has a number of identical items to sell, he can set a minimum price and possibly sell the whole lot using the Dutch auction. The buyer can benefit, too. He might end up paying less than his bid price!
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
Anybody who is thinking of spending any time in Mexico desires to understand the importance that eating out has within the local consciousness. Many people in Mexico eat out on a daily basis, and it is not rare for individuals to spend several hours at a time in eateries and restaurants, merely enjo
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
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.
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