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Handmade Jewelry Making Basics – What is a Spring Ring?

Whether shopping for jewelry closures with a jewelry findings vendor or reviewing jewelry design options with a potential customer, knowing the names of jewelry components will enhance your credibility in the jewelry marketplace. One...
Birch Crafts

Birch Bark – A Great Material for Crafting

Birch bark is a versatile material for seasonal arts-and-crafts projects. Here is a partial list of the items which can be made with birch bark: Baskets Rustic furniture Wall and ceiling panels Canoes Miniature canoes ...

How to Make Finger Paints

Easy to make finger paint recipes. RECIPE 1 Mix 1 1/2 cups starch with enough cold water to make a paste. Slowly add 4 cups of boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until clear, avoiding too hot...

Make Ladybug Rocks

With summer coming many of us see ladybugs everywhere. Why not create some special ladybugs you can keep on the porch or even inside in some special places? This is a fun craft that kids...
Gourd Crafts

How to Make Dried Gourds

Dried gourds are very desirable in the crafting community. Dried gourds have been used to make bird houses, bird feeders, utensils, musical instruments, and various other forms of art mediums. Dried gourds can be...

Unique Chalkboard Craft Projects are a Stylish Way to Stay Organized

Everyone's life needs a bit of organization - so why not do it with a bit of fun and whimsy? For a new way to get organized, think charming, unique ... think chalkboard paint....

Preserve Your Family History by Writing Your Family Stories

Everyone has a story to tell." It seems like a cliche—but it's true. After working as a newspaper reporter for more than eight years, I know that everyone does, indeed, have a story to...

How to Make a Journal Jar

You need a quart canning jar with lid and ring, a small piece of cloth, some raffia and the following material. The idea is to cut the question in strips and place them in...

Creating a Coffee Gift Basket

If you're shopping for a unique gift for that special coffee connoisseur on your shopping list, then a customized coffee gift basket may be just the ticket. You can purchase a coffee gift basket...

How to Make a Model Volcano and Other Fun Kids Party Special Effects

Kids love magic tricks and special effects because they surprise and delight with the unexpected. Here's a collection of easy yet impressive special effects to try at your next kids party. But beware... kids are...
Bubble Recipe Secrets

Bubble Recipe Secrets

With these simple bubble recipe secrets, making super-sized long-lasting bubbles is a cinch.

It’s Fun to Make Useful Homemade Gizmos

It's fun and satisfying to design and then make simple items that serve some purpose. I find it very rewarding to conjure up designs out of my imagination and then build them using common...

Bubble Blowing Recipes that will Blow the Kids Away!

I bet you haven't given this blowing bubble activity any thought as a child party activity? I'm not talking about little kids blowing little bubbles from those little containers - no, I'm talking about...

How to Do Paper Mache

When you learn how to do paper mache, honestly you will become addicted. It is easy to learn and then once you know the basics you can adapt the technique to suit your needs...

Hints and Tips On Scrapbooking Baby’s “Firsts”

It is true to say that a lot of people begin to get the scrappin’ bug after their child/children are born and usually their first attempt at scrapbooking is making a baby album. Having a...