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How to Make an Orca (Shachi) from a Plastic Straw (with pictures)

Edited by TOHGIN minako, Krystle, Flickety, Eric and 12 others You might not think you could create a creature as powerful as the 鯱 (pronounced "shachi," which means "killer whale," or "orca" in Japanese) out of a plastic straw, but you can. Follow along with this step-by-step guide to make your own delicate orca. Ad Steps 1Note the terminology applying to each piece of the straw. 12 Add eyes. Tips When you're pinching the straw and cutting it into thin sticks, consider using safety scissors.

DIY Shrinky Dinks. » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: shrinky_dink, how-to, DIY, art My parents are both science teachers: which means they always ruined the secrets to magic tricks, they forced me to identify every tree by leaf and bark type, and we always created our own versions of ‘science-y’ toys. We used to cook our Easy-Bake Oven meals with foil and a light bulb, and created our own slime with cornstarch and food coloring. And, when we wanted our own shrinkable art, did we get the sweet pre-printed HeMan or Strawberry Shortcake sheets? Nope. We freehanded it on blank sheets of plastic, and copied the designs from coloring books. The process is simple. Ingredients: - Clean #6 Plastic - Permanent Markers - Scissors - Aluminum Foil - Oven and Tongs or Oven Mitt 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Please include more application ideas in the comments below. Interested in other creative craft ideas? Or maybe you want to do another science project?

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

diy :: using porcelain paint pens {valentine’s plate} you know i always talk about my next creative endeavor? well, i can assure you, this will be it! welcome to the world of porcelain paint pens, friends! {tea for two and fine} it always amazes me when i find a new craft, it’s like how did i survive without knowing this? {diy painted porcelain} and the best part is? {busybeeson} {porcelain decoration tutorial} think about all the possibilities- plates, bowls, mugs, subway tiles, coasters, pitchers… i have a set of plain ‘ol porcelain plates just waiting to be doodled on! wrap up: {art} {craft} {customize} {diy} {doodle} {paint pen} {porcelain} {project}

belle maison Sachiko Kodama: The Art and Science of Ferrofluid | Body Pixel Sachiko Kodama explores within her artwork ‘The Art and Science of Ferrofluid’ the pulsating nature of science and amorphous character of time and space based on the shape of magnetic waves… Sachiko Kodama: The Art and Science of Ferrofluid Photos taken from Kontejner The Japanese female artist Sachiko Kodama was born in 1970. Sachiko Kodama: The Art and Science of Ferrofluid Photo taken from Kontejner After Graduating Physics course in the Faculty of Science at Hokkaido University, in 1993, Sachiko matriculated in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tsukuba, studying Plastic Art and Mixed Media. Sachiko Kodama: The Art and Science of Ferrofluid Photo taken from barrettdesigns.com In 2000, Sachiko began work on a ferrofluid art project that she named “Protrude, Flow”. ‘Ferrofluids appear as black fluid and are made by dissolving nanoscale ferromagnetic particles in a solvent such as water or oil.

Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply storeabout 5 feet of lightweight jack chaina small carabiner100 basic ornament hooksone roll, 500 feet, monofilament jewelry string (not the stretchy sort)200 jewelry crimp beads or tubesjewelry crimping tool100 lanyard hooks100 ornaments Note: In the photo above I show earring wire instead of ornament hooks. I changed that later as I found ornament hooks made it far easier to move ornaments around after they’d been hung. Creating the Mobile Frame Creating the frame for my ornament tree mobile turned out to be fairly simple. For the top of the mobile I needed something that would allow me to easily secure a lot of hanging points without them sliding around too much. Turn the rack upside down and the spots where the legs were secured neatly become four hanging points. I bought some inexpensive jack chain to use for hanging.

Tutorial - Lemon Cane and Halved Lemons Hi everyone! Today I'm going to show you how I do my lemon canes. For most of you this isn't something new, but many still ask me how I do them, so here's the explanation! I didn't invent this technique and I learned it from Angie Scarr. Materials: - fimo: white, translucent, yellow, green (7/8 blue + 1/8 yellow) - toothpick, pin, razor blade - sandpaper - glaze/varnish 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Bake accordingly and then varnish the flesh. That's it, I hope it will help at least one of you :D xx Stephanie Starcraft Origami I came across these really cool Starcraft origami pictures. Starcraft and Brood Wars are definitely some of my favorite games of all time. Looks like something a Japanese guy with a lot time would do. These pictures are from gluek's flickr album. Big armies face off Guardians! Look at that reaver Carriers! Zerg army Hydralisk, very versatile Looks like a mutalisk A scout, generally not worth the money Tank, the reason why Terran owns Ultralisk, my favorite origami Labels: amazing stuff, games

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