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Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter. Geodes can be grown without using egg dye.

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter

The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. Simply increase the size of the plastic or glass container and double or triple the amounts of dye (1 packet), alum (3/4 part), and water (2 parts) used to create the growing solution. This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with glow water. Crafts: Bottle Fish. Can you believe this nice craft was made from trash?

Crafts: Bottle Fish.

It was a simple plastic bottle. Now it is transformed to an awesome piece of art or decoration. Before I start the instructions how to make it, let me tell you a story. One morning, I was driving on Riverwatch Pkwy (Augusta, Georgia). While driving, I saw a guy doing some exercise. Here are the list of material needed: A plastic soda bottle. This project uses a plastic soda bottle. First, we need to remove the wrap and wash the bottle. Cut the bottleneck and the bottom. Now, we can dry the inside of the bottle using a paper towel. Using scissors, cut each side first, as the photo shows. Proceed to make two cuts, 'V' shaped, on the bottleneck. it will be the fish mouth. Yoda Free Paper Model from Yoda Paper Model with Follow Me Eyes Yoda Paper Model with Follow Me Eyes is a tribute to our favorite Star Wars™ character: Yoda™.

Yoda Free Paper Model from

Bendy Straw Shrimp Tutorial. Hello Class!

Bendy Straw Shrimp Tutorial

Today we will be learning how to make a shrimp out of a bendy straw. You'll need a bendy straw. You can go buy some or go raid McDonald's ;) Cut straight up the straw. You need to cut the straw so there are three pieces. Fold the skinniest piece Start out with the folded piece on top and take one of the other pieces and wrap it under the folded piece Pull the wrapped piece over and through Pull tight. How to make a snow globe. Do stuff! & Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! - StumbleUpon. Tutorial time!

do stuff! & Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! - StumbleUpon

I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! Print Hula Hoop Rug Page.

This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

Print Hula Hoop Rug Page

Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers. Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. Before you begin, some terms you need to know: the warp is the material you string on the hoop, the weft is the material you weave with. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

Tutorials for Recycling Books - StumbleUpon. We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. Make Your Own Gifts LIGHT BULB TERRARIUM – Green Holiday Gift Guide. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1. How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks.

Previous image Next image This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn.

How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks

We'll show you how you can create your own, step by step and with tips from the artist.Kathryn Anderson of KAndeArt has made some great wall murals out of nothing more than string and push pins. Here are her steps to creating a beautiful and unique murals from string.