General Crafts

How to Make a Variety of Crafts

Tips for Making Wood Beads from Twigs

If you like to make crafts that call for decorations with wooden beads then you might be interested in learning how to make wood beads using twigs that you already have in your yard....
Handmade Baskets and Their Beginning

Handmade Baskets and Their Beginning

A short history of the basket's beginnings, their early uses and how they have become a valuable collectable product.

Uses of Dried Lavender Flowers

Lavender flowers and products provide soothing fragrance and relaxation. Some varieties of lavender maintain nearly their full aroma when dried. The Provence and Grosso lavender variety is has excellent fresh and dried fragrance: this...

Top 10 Seashell Crafts Ideas

If you enjoy seashells, then in all likelihood, you are almost always hunting for seashell crafts ideas to discover a functional technique to display seashells at your house and / or share them with...

Kids Play – Get Creative with Baking Soda

To unleash creativity and encourage scientific inquiry, it's important to stimulate a child's mind with exploration and play. Often, this is as simple as turning to your own kitchen cupboards. Baking soda, for example, along...

Soap Bubble Art

Soap Bubble Art is fun for kids and easy for parents! Use your child's artwork as notepaper, party thank-yous, or just to decorate your walls. Materials: 1-2 tbsps. Tempera Paint 1 tbsp. Dishwashing Liquid ½ cup Water White or...

Play Clay Recipes – Homemade Clay Made Simple

This quick basic recipe is very easy to make and to use. It is soft and pliable for little hands to work with ease. Color, scent, and even glitter can be added to the...

50 Ways to Use Your Ribbon for Scrapbooking, Home Decor, Crafting and Fashion

Ribbons are one of the hottest crafting items around. I've seen ribbons used in so many places and in so many different ways that I wanted to create a list of random ribbon usage...
Bubble Recipe Secrets

Bubble Recipe Secrets

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

Preserving Old Photos

My mother has several albums of family photos going back to the early 1900s and even before. Her mother and grandmother, thankfully, kept scrapbooks and photo albums. But as these pictures age, I worry...

Family Tree Scrapbooking

Creating a family tree involves a good bit of time, effort and study. As you research the basic chart of ancestors, you will undoubtedly collect a treasure trove of documents, photographs, letters, and maybe...

How to Make a Doll House

When my sister and I were little girls in the early 1960s, some of our favorite toys were the Barbie Dolls that had just come out a few years earlier. I wanted a Barbie...

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...

What to Do with Shoe Boxes – Creative and Useful Ideas

Shoeholics are usually women. They have an entire wardrobe to store their sandals, boots, trainers, wedges, high-heel seasonal hits and flat daily shoes. With so many shoes, storage solution is difficult and with so...

Q-Tip Style Snowflakes

I first heard this idea at a teachers convention, and have been making Q-tip snowflakes with my elementary classes for years. The activity was so enjoyable that we do it at home too, and...