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How to Make a Variety of Crafts

We've been experiencing a craft renaissance in recent years. More than ever, crafters are pursuing a wide variety of crafts, have easy access to high quality materials, and realize the benefits of making crafts part of their lives. For many,...
Do you keep current craft projects and needed supplies out where you can see them? Or do you put away your projects and craft supplies after every crafting session, even if your craft project is not completed? Each scenario above...
Accurately dating an old family photograph can be a difficult task. But with a little knowledge about what people wore throughout history, dating your photograph can become much easier. Clothing is a very good indication of when a photograph...
Let's play a word association game. What is the first thing you think of when I say, "Dehydrator"?  Long-term food storage? Survival food? Fruit leather? Beef jerky? Craft projects? Wait - "Craft projects?" From a food dehydrator? What kind of...
The kids are home... it's a beautiful day outside... it's time to get crafting! Let's start the craft ideas countdown! It's Time to Rake Leaves! Just joking, but you do need to find a few really cool ones! This craft project...
Wine bottles are some of the most beautiful (and easy to obtain) materials for crafting. So without further ado, here are a few more ideas to give those wine bottles a new lease on life. Plant Nanny Sounds a little odd,...
Did you know that boric acid may be found in some recipes for homemade playdough, putty, slime and modelling clay? Found naturally in the environment, boric acid can also be used in common consumer products like toys, cosmetics, cleaning...
What mother of preschoolers or other children hasn't found broken crayons in the couch, under the couch, and all over the floor? You may even have been frustrated to find a crayon in the laundry, way after it's too...
Learn how to make authentic red heel sock monkeys using these step by step instructions. Great for gifts! 1. Use one Pair of Fox River Mills Socks. 2. Turn socks inside out. 3. Lay the Sock for the Body Part with the...
How to Make Paper

How to Make Paper

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Making Handmade Paper in 10 Easy Steps Ancient Egyptians invented the first substance like the paper we know today called Papyrus. Papyrus scrolls were made by taking slices of the inner part of the papyrus stem, flattening then pounded into...